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The man who wished to become a dragon pilot by JWiesner The man who wished to become a dragon pilot by JWiesner
"Why, my little friend, would someone wish to become a dragon pilot? You have just been saved from your crashing plane. All the others are dead. I firmly believe this was a lesson meant to be learned!"
"I wish to become a dragon pilot because dragons are not planes... that's why I thought... well, I thought you're easier to... I mean that you're..."
"...that I, as a living being, am easier to control?"

The rest of the story is up to you. Is this a good dragon? An evil dragon? Good villain? Bad hero? Who's who? Personally, I love stories with twists.

This picture was a minor art style experiment. Can't help but make up mini stories while making these. Actually, this was meant to be a quick pic but noo, I get distracted with dragon details.

I'M SUPPOSED TO WORK ON MY GRAPHIC NOVEL! :I
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Critique by Rambling-anthology Rambling-anthology/critique/847438189">Sep 14, 2013, 3:23:22 PM
Love the style, love the dragons expression, love how the tail fades into the mist in the background. Is this an original story of yours? Very cool backstory. If it is yours I would love to work with you on writing something out (I'm trying to branch out into 'real' writing after years of semi-successful fanfiction).

Anyways, I don't think I can find anything wrong with the piece to 'critique'. I guess I'd like to see a bit more detailing, especially on the human, but considering you said this was supposed to be a quick piece it can be forgiven. So, great job!
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Critique by BenevolentRose BenevolentRose/critique/847484711">Sep 14, 2013, 6:38:55 PM
I absolutely LOVE this! The texture of the dragon is magnificent, and I love the clouds in the background and the fade of the tail from our point of view.

I love open-ended stories, also, so the story portion just makes my imagination go wild. In my mind, as a fan of villains, I imagine a good-hearted man and a jaded dragon who because of circumstances end up having to help each other, and in which the man learns to 'pilot' the dragon. In the end, however, I imagine their goals going astray and though the powerful dragon and pilot duo become known to the world, its of their tyrrany and wickedness. Though good-intentioned, their morals are led astray and they end up becoming the villains of the story.

That's just me though.

I really do love this piece. Whatever it was you wanted to try new; I think it worked. It's just such an eye-appealing piece! And the idea of a dragon PILOT is pretty original.
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GoldenLucarioYT Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
wow this looks so amazing your style is very good  btw what program did you use? :3
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional
Thank you!

I used Photoshop CS5 when I drew this. I use Photoshop CC in the meantime. c:
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GoldenLucarioYT Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
oh ok :3 i dont use photoshop actually ^^ but still this  looks really good
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:icondemiurge11:
Demiurge11 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant
That guy has definitely bitten off more than he could chew
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UltimateFangirl1234 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Wow, really cool art style!
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:iconawesomewolfiz:
Awesomewolfiz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this! 
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:iconmarsiic:
marsiic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that dragon!.. La la la la 
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:iconn1njakees:
N1NJAKEES Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Looking Awesome! :D
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:iconcyroblue101:
CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum....This is really amazing. I wish my art was good as yours!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional
Keep practicing and trying out new things. I'm sure your art will be great. :) Honestly, when I first joined this site, I just had pencil doodles on note paper, haha. I deleted most of those in the meantime.
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:iconcyroblue101:
CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I'll try to do the same, maybe soon it'll be good.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional
Honestly, back then there were artists whose art I admired so much (still do), and never thought I could do anything like it. But now I think I could, having more practice and knowledge in anatomy, colors, and shading and stuff.

Really, if you keep practicing, you'll do great art before realizing it. The first thing you'll realize is people giving you compliments on how good your art is. And you'll notice how bad your old art suddenly seems compared to what you do today. xD
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Ilovefallingcows25 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good job
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:iconpaintwarrior12:
PaintWarrior12 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Such beautiful art style you have.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional
Thanks. :blush:
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:iconpaintwarrior12:
PaintWarrior12 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No problem
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:icondiegoutetsuma:
Diegoutetsuma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
good job, looks great :D!!
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:iconredaventador:
RedAventador Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And then CHOMP the wanna be pilot gets turned into a meal, because the idea of any dragon allowing a human to "pilot" it is ridiculous. How could a human possibly try to control such a force of nature?

Love the kind of ambiguous facial expression of the dragon! On one hand it could be a contemplative look, on the other anger, or even just mischievous. That really lets the viewer write their own story! Great work!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional
Thank you! :D I'm glad it could trigger your imagination like that.
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:icondarkphantom13:
DARKPHANTOM13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Interface Designer
I love both the pic and the possible story behind it, great work.
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:iconflaretale52:
Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragon Lover Detected!
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Sanaco Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!! The line art andthe colouring is quite professional!
I love the expression on the dragon face and the use of the mist!!
By the way, I don't know why but your dragon remembers me a bit to one from 'How to train your dragon' hahaha even if the size is not exactly the same and the colors are the opposite hahaha
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional
Thank you!

It's possible it reminds you of it, because Nico Marlet is one of my favorite artists. :) He made the drawings for character designs of several Dreamworks movies. Except that very much of it got lost when they turned his drawings into 3D characters. I always prefer his drawings. xD
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:iconsanaco:
Sanaco Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my~~~!! Thanks a lot, I didn't knew his name! He really do amazing designs, but yours are not that far away. Keep working like that!
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RageLokiCat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol this is going to go well
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:iconthecomicguys:
TheComicGuys Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student
In all honesty, if I were that dragon, I'd be teaching that guy a lesson or two.
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DragonSoarer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
This looks pretty good.
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wolfystar112 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
that is so fucking epic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i haven't seen any art that is this good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Professional
Whoah... thank you!
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:iconwolfystar112:
wolfystar112 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
np
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:icondragonndraws:
Dragonndraws Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always been a fan of dragons, and the way you drew this one is amazing!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional
Thank youu! c:
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:iconemperor-catvi:
Emperor-CatVI Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
this one is my fav here
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:icontommie-boi:
Tommie-Boi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This.
Is.


AWESOME!
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:iconsophoenix:
SoPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love the dragon and the look on his face! Great work!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconsophoenix:
SoPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconfloresfire:
floresfire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
HA! That guy's going to dead :XD:
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:iconwhitefurwolf:
Whitefurwolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconcelestiaspring:
CelestiaSpring Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really cool 
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:icontheunisonreturns:
TheUnisonReturns Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Love that dialogue. It feels so wise and well-written! =D
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional
Aw, thanks! ^-^
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:icontheunisonreturns:
TheUnisonReturns Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional Filmographer
My pleasure. :)
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:iconkittysib:
KittySib Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!:D
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:iconmarcopellino:
MarcoPellino Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Very very nice!!
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:iconthepsifiles:
ThePsiFiles Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Such a wonderful expression on the dragon's face - really really lovely stuff!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconnorthneargale:
northneargale Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Oh, it's can be dangerous.
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:iconkawaiireonoru:
KawaiiReonoru Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Amazing! ❤ I think you should make a comic book!
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Fixap Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
NICE!
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