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Fold into the Morning Light by Nambroth Fold into the Morning Light by Nambroth
A commission for :iconenaxn: of her glorious dragon, Denali!

Corel Painter: Oil pastel and acrylic brushes.
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:iconalice8882:
alice8882 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Everytime I look at it I feel at peace :)
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:iconmagasushi:
MagaSushi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
The colors in this are stunning!
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:iconmetalwarriorks:
MetalWarriorKS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, I can get lost for a moment while watching it, dreaming my own story about this picture.
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:iconthereseofthenorth:
ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
super nice =) Love the background
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:iconmaruki:
Maruki Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!
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:iconmoon647:
Moon647 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its awesome! i would like to fly with that dragon :D XD
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:iconiam-dreamfire:
Iam-Dreamfire Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous!
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:iconfregatto:
Fregatto Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here: [link]

:)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconthecharleyjay:
TheCharleyJay Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The background is amazing! The texture of the trees and the snow are very lifelike and the colors on the mountain are so realistic. Looks like Denali is an early rise.
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:iconfregatto:
Fregatto Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconfaustshikari:
FaustShikari Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work
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:iconpheonix1901:
pheonix1901 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You are so good at light I also love the design of you dragon he looks so fluffy and wise at the same time
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:iconsyrialla:
Syrialla Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dragon looks vaguely like a markhor... is that part of its design? Even if it's not, it's a glorious-looking dragon as well as a very amazing painting!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is, actually, per the dragon's owner! Good eyes!
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is so cool! Love the Arctic/Asian feel of it. The design is really neat. Nice job with the lighting on both the dragon and the mountain (the mountain looks spectacular!).
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nicely done
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:iconenaxn:
Enaxn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHH I LOVE THIS SO SO SO MUCH. It's seriously aaaah just the best thing ever. YOU MAKE THE PRETTIEST MOUNTAINS. Like ugh I dream of making painty colorful mountains like that omg it's PERFECT! It has this really bright morning sunrise snow reflecty pink orange peach white sheen to it. It's just amaaaazing. I love how it's all WHITE and then gracefully dances out to be orange and then that gorgeous shade of purplish pink by the base. You can totally imagine how it's catching the sunrise. It's so delicious and perfect. I also love the little rocky bits and the little outcroppings of trees and stuff. They're really a-symmetric and perfect. Plus the closer evergreens have these hints of snow on their branches and I love itttttt. The entire snowy valley it lit so perfectly for a low-light sunrise or something, with only the highest mountain catching the sunlight. Aaaahhh it's amazing! The entire background fits Denali perfectly. I designed him after snowly mountain goats, so he's most well-adapted to cold places like this, so he looks PERFECTLY at home here! :heart:

And Denali himself looks PERFECT. You have the most enviable and delicious smooth painty style and it makes him so preeeetty! I love how the bright sunrise light catches his wings like that, and the way the light dances down the bottom of his beard like that. It's DIVINE. It's probably my second favorite part about this the first is the mountain, but colors and mountains are my most favorite thing so I'm sort of biased ahaha. Plus you got his body shape perfectly. Like his thick body and his wide, rounded nose and his big powerful legs. Like you delightfully accentuated his thick tankiness and didn't make him lithe and thin or something like that. It's perfect! PLUS his horns swirl perfectly and play with the delightful colored lighting just aaaaah so perfectly.

This whole thing is SO so amazing. I'm SO delighted that you were willing to take this on and make it so beautiful to boot! I honestly cannot thank you enough! :heart::heart:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm thrilled you like it so much! Gosh, thank you!! :)
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:iconkagisnad:
Kagisnad Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
The background is fantastic and the lighting too!
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The dragon is gorgeous but I'm in love with the mountains. ^_^
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:iconpheonix1901:
pheonix1901 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
i love your dragons
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow what majestic mountains, quite a background for a great dragon design. I always enjoy your art Nam but this is particularly awesome. :D
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:iconokapisnowlio:
OkapiSnowlio Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
This is truly magical the light which shows up is jsut the element that makes the pic amazing and proves the title!! I just love the dawn at the morning... these colors
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:iconlauragarabedian:
LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely! I particularly like the play of light on his fur... just stunning
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:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
Oh this is interesting, it has all the appearances of an eastern Oriental like dragon, but built with wings like a western species. I say this for things like the hons, and the hair like mane that runs down the chest; the other part to this is the landscape where the background looks like the mounmtains seen in the Himalaya's, so well done. :) :thumbsup:
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:iconemilysodders:
emilysodders Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Breath taking!
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:iconraven-amos:
raven-amos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely sense of atmosphere in this one :)
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:icontrottingperyton:
TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's an amazing background.
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:iconskyfiredragon:
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Cool!
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:iconshekeira:
shekeira Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Breath-taking landscape! The dragon fits right in.
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! A beautiful character design that you portrayed in a wonderful setting. The lighting is gorgeous as well. :)
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:iconsteampixy:
SteamPixy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohh I love him.
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:iconjugan54:
jugan54 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
nice
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:iconbigkhfan2:
BigKHfan2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing style.
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:icondwilliams:
dwilliams Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Gorgeous colors!
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:iconlonacc:
Lonacc Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This artwork is great! Although I must notice that (in my opinion) you ended up with an opposite effect on the dragon's left wing, making it not-so looking like it sticks out closer to the viewer, but rather that it goes in the other direction.
Not wanting to be offensive or anything, just felt like saying it.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hmm! I see what you are saying. I am not sure how to fix it though!
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:iconlonacc:
Lonacc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know much about shading, but I can at least suggest lightening that lower-arm part of the wing (the shaded part) or, if that doesn't help, completely reverse the shaded and high-lighted spots (lightening the shaded spots and vice versa) on that wing; I tried to make myself clearer but I failed, sorry lol :shrug:
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:iconalex321432:
Alex321432 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
peacefull
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:iconesmerra:
Esmerra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very realistic. It looks great. The landscape is suitable to creature, well done.
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:iconsparkanine:
Sparkanine Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Just... Breath taking... Amazing, great job!
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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Amazing.... :D
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:iconskezzcrom:
skezzcrom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is great! I love the color palette for this one and how the colors of the dragon and the background are integrated into each other. Very juicy lighting, too. I love all your art but I REALLY love this one.
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:iconelijahsrevenge:
Elijahsrevenge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist
That is a beautiful dragon! I want one. I'd take him to school with me. :)
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:iconnachiii:
Nachiii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work, as always! :aww:
I'm just going to paint Denali, too. This is pretty intimidating, though :D
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully done
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:iconimke14:
imke14 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning background! The snow looks so real and omg the light on the mountains! :wow:
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:iconindimew:
indimew Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I love those colors and the design of the dragon, and how you really brought him to life. Gorgeous work as always.
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