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Enter the Dragon 2 by Ellygator Enter the Dragon 2 by Ellygator
(2006) 9"x12" Pencil on Paper

Well, I thought about breaking this sequence up with another jewelry project, but hey, this little fellow just looked at me and begged to be posted, so here's another one of my lizard drawings.

This one is a Bearded Dragon (pogona vitticeps) which is an Australian desert creature, though there's been an export ban on them for quite some time, and any animal on the market these days is captive-bred. They are named Bearded Dragons, because of their long thorny scales under their chins which can become pitch black in an angry or excited male.

Normally they are very friendly lizards, though, that will get quite tame and form a strong bond with their owners. If I ever graduate from my two geckos, I'd definitely settle for one of these... maybe a lovely red or gold phase - and I'd have my very own personal dragon.

This drawing was based on a magnificent shot by :iconjamesjr2: His gallery is very much worth checking out!
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:iconerwinpineda:
erwinpineda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hello there it's wonderful :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! I am glad you like it.
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wrathofberserkr Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013

Wow.. Just... Fucking WOW! 

Magnifico! Esplendedo!

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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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TigerzIvy69 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I love your work. It is spectacular!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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S-Higgins Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The textures on this image are awesome, i have already decided that i must learn to be as controlled in my methods as this. this is great work.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I am very happy you like it!
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Smok15 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Beautiful angel ^^

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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I am so happy to now own a little one of my own... They are so cute!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like when I find something that makes my heart feel joy, thank you so much for it!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I loved drawing this one, and I am happy to say I am now also an owner of a pretty bearded dragon.
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :iconbeerglompplz:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like it!
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:iconraulrk:
raulrk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great work!!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   General Artist
An old friend has two of these, plus an iguana. He was very happy with them, and they were well behaved. For the most part.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! I've now got one of my own, a female, nearly a year old by the name of Mo'o. She's really tame and a wonderful companion. I still have to get a good photo of her to draw her. She's got beautiful strong markings.
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
At first glance I thought this was a black and white photo! Beautiful drawing of an awesome subject :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I loved drawing this one.
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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animals100 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
this is an amazing drawing!! love the detail!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I love drawing lizards. So many details...
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Forever-Pirate Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
The female dragons beards also become black if angry.
This is a very good drawing.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Now that I have a female of my own I noticed that. She also deepens in color all over when I take her outside into the sun. I was surprised how much they can vary their colors...
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Forever-Pirate Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
You should draw a bath that is warm to your skin!
And put your dragons in it, so it's warm and deep on one end, just deep enough for the dragons to float,and shallow on the other.

They get really light in coloration, I have a lemon head, so she gets bright yellow.
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I've actually trained my dragon to poopie in the tub only, it's much easier to clean up, and makes the cages remain clear longer! :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tip, I did some warm soaks for Mo'o during winter, and she seemed to really enjoy them, especially when I drizzled some water over her face. She'd face up into it and close her eyes... I also noticed that if she hadn't gone and pooped for a day or two the water would always make her go. I need to get back into the habit now that it's summer and I'm more likely to take her outside into the sun... maybe it would be a good way for her to cool down actually, on a hot day.
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Forever-Pirate Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I agree,
Dragons are truly special creatures, I tend to spoil mine (Lola) Baths are the best way to get them moving and help them poop!
Yeah, I also need to get Lola outside a little more, though she seems to dislike the insecurity of the outdoors, she's got such a dark beard on her! :)
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing !:clap:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! They're my favorite lizards.
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:icontahyon:
Tahyon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had a Iguana too but i had to give her away cause i'm barelly home sometimes :(
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's tough! They don't need quite as much companionship as a dog, but your still need to be there for food and water and cleaning. We have a family who are our friends, and who also own a beardie, and we take turns lizard-sitting, when one of us needs to travel.
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes your right, wish my wife understand that, she's terrified by lizards and she was afraid of feed her while i was away , so now she is at terrarium doing very well, till my son grow up and he can take care of her :)..right now he loves horses :rofl: .. i wont buy one, hell no:lol:, that would cost me my marriage:rofl: :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! I heard that owning a horse is like owning a boat - it will eat your paycheck every time - nothing left...
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah and my wife will say RIDE AWAY MY KNIGHT :)):rofl:
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Tattoo-Design Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is handsome! nicely done!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I now have a little dragon of my own. Love these lizards.
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manuroartis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Suuuuuper !!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I loved drawing him. Now I have a young female dragon of my own. I will definitely portray her, too, one of these days...
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I had pet beardie years ago. They are very good reptiles to keep, and pleasant fellows. This drawing is unbelievably good!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I am so happy to now keep one. She's 5 months old and an absolute darling - except when she eats crickets, then she's a very fierce dragon!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work :#1:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! So happy you like him. I now have a little dragoness of my own!
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Alexandra35 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Great work :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I now have my own little beardie. So happy!
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AletheiaLi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow what a great great work! :) gorgeous!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! And thanks for the fave!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi! I've featured you in my journal!

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