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The Ice King's Welcome by TwilightSaint The Ice King's Welcome by TwilightSaint
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The Ice King's Welcome

This is my entry for :iconrealmofthedragon: 's 'Chinese Ice Dragon' contest.
I will also enter this in :iconthe-dragon-realm:'s New Year's contest. And also :iconbattledragons:'s New Year's contest.

:aww:

HELL YEAH, BABY.

The harbinger of the new winter's Year of the Dragon, the Imperial Ice King returns from his celestial cycle, welcomed only by the highest monk himself.

He's a traditional Long, but with icy colours, sharp horns instead of antlers, and SIX, count 'em, SIX wings! YES, Long dragons CAN and DO have wings! Not only is this proven in traditional Chinese legend, but I have SEEN dragon sculptures WITH WINGS at the Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit in Washington DC! (Take that, people who draw sparkly, big-eared weasles and then claim to be dragon-experts. Pah.)

Not only all of that, but as the Long go, they can be as small as a silkworm to as large as the sky...this guy is roughly mountain-sized.

Also, if you haven't noticed, the appearance of a large, all-powerful deity before the tiny worshipper is a favourite theme of mine. Particularly when the tiny worshipper, as due her posture, is open, excited, and actually taking part in the Divine.
:iconallahplz:
Not that this dragon is God, but y'know. XD

Also rocking my new and epically improved style. The lighting effects and icy halos are beautiful too...

Note that his halo also houses a snowflake...and he himself is holding an ice crystal...

So yep.

Enjoy! :D
Art (c) me!
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:iconphinnyphineas:
Phinnyphineas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
JUST... AWESOME!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconphinnyphineas:
Phinnyphineas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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:iconamefrio:
Amefrio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful! Love the concept of the lady worshipping the dragon, too :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconamefrio:
Amefrio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconwingd1:
Wingd1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*speechless BEYOND BELIEF* :wow: this is, without a doubt, one of the BEST dragon pictures I've seen on DA
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks so much!
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:iconwingd1:
Wingd1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconjaeger15:
Jaeger15 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
*speechless*
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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:icontyphlosion33:
typhlosion33 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
STUNNING
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontyphlosion33:
typhlosion33 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:) anytime
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:iconmirri:
Mirri Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very impressive! Especially the lights are awesome!^^
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work~! *w*
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~! ^^
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:iconghostdragonspirit:
GhostDragonSpirit Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Ice King's formal name to me is Oakydo, King Oakydo, nice ring to it don't you think?
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sounds cool!
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:iconzarthialdragon:
ZarthialDragon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Woooow! Great Dragon!!!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzarthialdragon:
ZarthialDragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
You're welcome :)

Dragons are real ^.=.^
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:iconyasarugin-02:
Yasarugin-02 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting, i like it.
Just want to point out though, his tail, when it flips, curves, whatever back there, it starts to look kind of flat/ 2D'ish.
Otherwise, It's a favorite!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyasarugin-02:
Yasarugin-02 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no prob.
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:iconkauhana:
Kauhana Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh O_O
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PAH! :iconpahplz:
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:iconkauhana:
Kauhana Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Twi, I love you.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ooooh, now that's my kind of ice king. :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconheart-of-a-dragoness:
heart-of-a-dragoness Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Excellent job here, love the coloring and pose of this :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconheart-of-a-dragoness:
heart-of-a-dragoness Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconarkaios:
Arkaios Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is incredibly phenomenal, I love how dramatic the lighting and pose are. <3
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! He knows how to make an entrance! :salute:
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101:
:highfive:
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank /you/ for featuring it! :D
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:iconstarkarya:
StarkArya Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really great!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlarkwing:
Larkwing Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
Woah. o-o

That is one badass dragon. I luff it. <3
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongamerdragon1992:
Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student
So awesome
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongamerdragon1992:
Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student
Your welcome
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:iconc4ever:
c4ever Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool . . . . .
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjuliana-any44:
juliana-any44 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Writer
I'm leaving a comment here so once I get to my PC, I can :+fav: it. This is one amazing dragon...
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