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Dragon Knight by TakayamaToshiaki Dragon Knight by TakayamaToshiaki
It is an original illustration. This character is a "man"!!
Even among the several existing statues of David, I found inspiration for this work in the consciously boyish/feminine carvings of Donatello’s “David” statues. How many times did I redraw their faces, were they any good? Even now I worry.

Sorry, I can't speak English.><
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:iconawesomecirous:
awesomecirous Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It reminds me of Reshiram! Looks awesome
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Towcbs-pictures Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the Dragon is nipping at his roses like a playful puppy. <3
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful, I love the details and the designs, and the concept. :love: Just awesome!
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Blacky-Velvety Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
J'adore! J'aime tout dans ce dessin. You're really fantastic.
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RoleForge Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this one very much...... So much that I copied it, I hope, in a respectful way..... I like your style and the colours are just great....!
If you're interested in the result, here's the link to my page: "roleforge.deviantart.com/art/D…"

Have a nice day
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neongreensockmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
well.... this is too good for me to even say anything... e_e a molecule of your talent for myself would suffice....
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:iconquadvirgo:
quadvirgo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Fantastic. I love all of the details.
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:icongriffon3d:
griffon3d Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I'm without words. your style, the technic of light and shadow.I think I've fainted. 
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SCareyArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the style, and I can clearly see where The David influenced you ^^ I love the idea that not all men who are strong have to be personalized that way. I think the feminine features adds a whole new dimension, like when they tell you to fear the charming and quiet ones. ^^ Bravo
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Lindblut Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I dig the character and the dragon's design, and the way you've rendered it, very painter-ish!
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:iconlillithi:
LillithI Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Awesome! :nod:
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nizatti Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Heart
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DeliriousRose Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I first saw this illustration, I almost fell from my chair: apart from some details (red instead of blue, different haistyle, etc...), I had the impression to see the main male character from something I'm writting in those days. And I'm not only talking aesthetically, but also the feelings that transpire between knight and dragon.
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TakayamaToshiaki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
He is not Gay although it may be my drawing lack of ability.
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BorrZeeRokkr Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
This is nothing but pure awesomeness. Instant fav due to the 4 wings that beast behind the guy has.
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:icondpss1996:
DPSS1996 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
that is really cool :)
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:icondonny89:
Donny89 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
amazing
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:icongreatguythethird:
greatguythethird Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
on never mid...it is all fine
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:icongreatguythethird:
greatguythethird Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
hey look closer to at the bottom...between its legs, i feel something strange going on there
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:iconperfectmadnesss:
PerfectMadnesss Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Where boobs?
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greatguythethird Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
such great work....but i wondered if he is a woman, it would be more interesting~
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:iconwachileirinpei:
wachileirinpei Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am completely stunned, this is incredibly amazing!!!
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:iconquarksmaster:
Quarksmaster Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
You are a true artist
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why does he have a female face if he is a man?? O_o
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:iconmoroccoxjapan:
MoroccoXJapan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats one of japan's style. giving a male some femininity
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hm? strange. why would they do it?
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:iconmoroccoxjapan:
MoroccoXJapan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
makes the character interesting and unique in both the personality and looks :) although the characters aren't really gay- they only seem that way.
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greatguythethird Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
then they might be gay right?
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, i don't know about the japanese, but it only makes it quite unsettling for me. It just looks plain wrong... :/
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SmidgeFish Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all, in the real world, no one gives a damn about your opinion, ESPECIALLY if it has nothing to do with you, at all. The only time anyone cares for your opinion is when someone asks you directly. For example "What's your favourite movie? why do you like/dislike it?".

I understand what you mean though, and okay that you don't like a feminine face on a masculine body, but no one else but you care, so why share your opinion when it interests no one else but you? keep it to yourself, it's usually for the best. The internet is a clusterfuck of butthurties, and they will rage at you for the littlest thing. And usually when you post your opinion, a flame war will commence.

have a nice day sir.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"no one gives a damn about your opinion" Well, you seem to, since you bothered typing an elaborate reply :D

"why share your opinion" Oh, maybe I missed something, but I thought we still have freedom of speech. So I can share whatever I like ;p

Good day to you, too
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SmidgeFish Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't necessarily care about your opinion, I just wanted you to know. But it's up to you how you want to perceive me.

The artist would probably not care a lot about your opinion about general feminine heads on masculine bodies, if I were the artist I wouldn't. That would be your problem, not mine. Do you see what I mean here? I personally don't know the artist so I can't say this for sure, but I know how most people think and feel about situations like this.

Oh and remember, I ain't no enemy of yours. I'm just saying, because some people thing I'm raging even though I'm not ^^ I have no idea what I'm doing wrong... anyhow. Have a nice day still!

Thanks :3
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DeadBlushies Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone has a different taste. :U
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aye, we do... But somehow there still exist generally accepted guidelines in art. Like not putting womans head on mans body. :D
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WacRam Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen men that have feminine faces and buff bodies. You racist. :P
Though to be honest with you, I don't get your distaste for it, I think it is a generally fine piece of art and a beautiful concept.
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DeadBlushies Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Generally accepted guidelines in art? Would you kindly explain where did you hear/read that? Also, when was that established?
What bout the drawings from ancient times where animals had human heads or the drawings/paintings of Egyptian gods with animal heads on human bodies? Does that mean, the generally accepted guidelines have changed?

As I am aware, art is something one uses to express his/her own thoughts and ideas.

Generally people have no limit to what they can imagine, so I don't quite understand why would anyone limit themselves to certain rules/restrictions?
In all honesty that sounds more like something from the times when Hitler was in power and banned certain forms of art/music because he found it unfitting for his "taste".

I personally believe it is because you were raised to believe so. There are no "generally accepted guidelines". Anyone can draw anything. By limiting an artist with some imaginary "guidelines" they can't cross, just massively limits the creativity and progress of an artist.

Even if this wasn't "generally accepted", it doesn't matter anymore. It probably was in 1400s or something like that or before. But right now, this is more than normal. A lot of artists do this and "worse" things. And it'll only get "weirder" from here. Welcome to the modern world. Welcome to the...future.
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MoroccoXJapan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that's understandable
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wateradept8 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the background is very gustav klimt. beautiful painting and really cool armor.
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White-Hellion Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you have the chance, watch the wonderful anime Elfen Lied. The opening credits are heavily influenced by Klimt.
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:iconfullmetalnyuu:
FullmetalNyuu Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Elfen Lied...it is amazing.
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:iconwateradept8:
wateradept8 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woah no kidding. i just looked it up. like right out of his paintings.
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Jemy151991 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!
Es impresionante, me encantan.!!!
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LittleBig-N Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing!!
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:iconrayqauzay:
Rayqauzay Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Very nice but the guy looks like a girl lol
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:iconzanazane:
zanazane Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!!! especially the dragon!
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey there.
Just letting you know that this piece has been featured in Feature This! #1
Keep up the awesome work!
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shmuelbabe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
omg the dragon has two wings ! very pretty
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:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
beautiful
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devilscion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student
Awesome
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
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