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Firetide by Adalfyre Firetide by Adalfyre
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New version -> Guardians: Firetide by Adalfyre


Firetide, the lord and protector of the Fire Sphere. The oldest of the six guardians, most proud of them.

Hope You'll like him :)
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ShieldWolfSheena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He is a very interesting dragon looking at his wings form and placement. His short legs make his body look even stronger. Like a rhino's body. Since he has a heavy massive body too and short legs. The lava and fire details give him a mysterious yet powerful look. The wings look ashy and old, it gives away that the dragon is old, it is good you make them big, otherwise they couldn't have kept the dragon in then right when he flys.  his horns give him a crown like look. Overall a very nice and interesting dragon which gives you a feeling that you are looking at a king of dragons.
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I get comments all the time saying stuff like "reminds me of *insert dumb fan character here*", its really annoying. Especially when there really is no resemblance other than the fact they are dragons. Its unfortunate you've even had to write this here on the description, The amount of artists who hate having their art compared to other shit really should have gone viral by now, but still people seem to love to leave blank single comments which compliment the picture in no way possible. What exactly do people want to hear back from a comment like that anyway? "oh yea thanks, I just copied it from that design because I felt like being unoriginal...", seriously? Anyway...Its unfortunate that Firetide has a colour combination people associate to Deathwing (I don't play games, I had to look that name up to see what you were talking about), but really he has very little resemblance, for a start he has much better anatomy. He does't look so ugly and heavy as that WoW game's dragon XD I really curse most games for their poor attention to dragon anatomy as they literally stick a pair of thin/small wings onto a hulky lizard and somehow justify it to fly. This guy however is handsome and regal, I like your painting style its very smooth and makes a simple standalone VERY attractive. Just ignore the dumb guys telling you similarities, life's too short to care, and generally people who say things like that are not artists (or good ones), or are children who just state what instantly comes into their head, which in this case is..."ooo, black+orange dragon = deathwing!"
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for support Sezaii! :)
Glad You like him, yet I'll be altering him little bit in the next weeks.
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? May I ask why? Are you bugged too much by these comments or you just want to update the design? ^^
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Update :)
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KaoriDarkheart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Can I say that he doesn't look like him? I love dragons though and I really do love this one. I've had him in my fav for a long time. Just never said anything till now. Really love how you can tell what he breaths, very beautiful.
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good to hear a different comment! Glad You like the design :)
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KaoriDarkheart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Your welcome.
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Mythception Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the effect of the fire through his scales!
It's simply majestic, and provides a good point of interest.
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uladat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
He's so majestic! ;-;
Do you mind if I ever find the time, to draw him with my OC BlaaZ'D?
He's a fire dragon as well.
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go on!
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uladat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOO! Thanks!!
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Jasmi0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Omg I love this design! <3 Good job!
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Amazing design! Love the glow~ I especially love his face <3
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blacky91 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The "Edit" part in your description made me chuckle, simply because I love how you put your foot down XD. Yeah, there's 'similarity' but I could also say he looks like the destroyer from Darksiders... it's not your fault those dragons happen to be dark with glowing flame colors between their scales too. Yours is a fantastic and original design and I adore it :)
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No way, hes far better and more satanic. :heart: Darksiders
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blacky91 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh he is, though I love all three dragons all the same :D I'd love to see yours in a game though... that would be beyond epic haha and yes :heart:Darksiders:heart:... especially Death Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] 
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LordStarsCreamy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmmm he doesn't really look like deathwing xD
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Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing design!!! I love ur Guardians!
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Alkasay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isnt it funny how people come out of the nowhere for comments like "he/it looks like" ?
I mean, it is a dragon, with an amazing design (!) and yeah....dragons are similar to....dragons?
I like what you have done there.
Keep up the good work!
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The most sad thing is that no one really bothers to simply ask, "why". There's no curiosity.
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Alkasay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats true and it is rly rly sad :/
I mean, it would be much more friendly against the drawing artist, to ask "hey is there a personal reason why your drake has 9 heads like something from greek mythologie?" instead if "Omg, your dragon looks like THE HYDRA FROM THE NEW MOVIE XYZ"
BEST comments EVER.
I have a lot friends who have problems with "Your art looks like the creatures from Avatar". Dinosaurs...........Flying Dinosaurs....I can remember somehow mother nature had something a FEW years ago too....or even 10.000.000 other movies used flying reptiles with some maginficant eyecatchers.
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DancingDragon18 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Love the design. I'm into the whole molten lava/glowing thing. I like his "short" stature and the way you designed the anatomy of his wings.
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! c:
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
such a cool pattern:XD:
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TechShiftZeiro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely Fantastic!
A billion Llamas To You!
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SilentSomnia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! <3
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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AP-Wulf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
quite possibly the coolest dragon I've ever seen :') so well done!!
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks awesome!
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MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely work. :D I fave'd it.
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All your dragons (your gallery) is pretty awesome! I think I'll fave this one as a beautiful sample.
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank You!
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Vasuki-1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you do the little flames it looks really cool!!!
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Looks great! I like the "magma" glow between the armor plates. The design of the head seems very powerful, too.
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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K0kkuri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
nice work!
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SearinoxNavras Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
He is so gorgeous and proud and BURNING with epic! <3 The proportions and paws look wonderful.
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Laptop-MSpainter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
wow he looks a bit like deathwing without the stupid metal jaw :D this is what he should have been instead of a stupid tentacle  thing!
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