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Peril of the Black Knight by jameson9101322 Peril of the Black Knight by jameson9101322
commission/birthday present for :iconfoxdemonroxy:

Today is Roxy's birthday, everyone wish her well!

She asked for a painting of a black knight fighting a ferocious dragon (she also said she liked the color green, but I ignored that apparently 0_0) so using that and the five hours (plus some more) that she paid for I indulged myself.

I had a blast spending so long on one drawing. It's hugenormus size and heavy detail are something I can't find time to do for myself very much anymore, and I'd never think of doing such a traditionally fantasy artwork like dragon vs knight.

Because it's such a common scene, I wanted to throw in my own flair. I don't think I've ever seen a Cobra!Dragon before, so drawing inspiration from Jafar in Aladdin, I put this huge hood on this menacing creature and I'm pretty satisfied.

Also if you're like me and you hate drawing backgrounds... dont ^^ That's my new motto. Compose a picture where the characters fill the frame from top to bottom and problem is solved. Brilliant ^^

So yep ^^ Happy Birthday Roxy, thanks for spending your birthday money on me! I hope the drawing is what you wanted, I know I'm very proud of it. If you click 'download' the actual dimensions are big enough for you to go to walgreens and print it out. You have my full consent ^^
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:icon11338325:
11338325 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
The cobra head and hood on the dragon reminds me of Jafar's giant cobra form in Disney's Aladdin
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:iconkennethsloane:
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblackknightplz:
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:iconterrajaide:
Terrajaide Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Very cool angle!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Very cool.
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:iconpepea:
pepea Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Amazing :)
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newtypeshadow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I love the Jafar-inspiration--this is definitely a dragon type I haven't seen before, but now I'm wondering why, cos it's friggin AWESOME! <3 Color and poses and everything are wonderful with this, Jame. *love*
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Now this is something different, from you. The receiver must be pleased -- I would be. :)
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:iconaveoxus:
Aveoxus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
The Black Knight always triumphs!! Have at you!! XD
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mikekearn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's too funny. The first thing I thought of was the Jafar scene. Then I scrolled down, and saw the rest of it, and I discounted it as just a coincidence. Then I read the artist's comments. I guess not a coincidence! :laughing:

Really excellent work! I love the detail, and the knight looks appropriately bad ass to deal with such a threat. Definitely top-notch work!
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for reading the description! No seriously, thank you!
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taylordworks Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done, I must say.
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TheInernetSurfer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
WOw! Amazing paintwork. (Lol, this pic looks abit like humanized castle crashers)
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've been playing a. lot. of. castle. crashers.
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Nemuri-Tonbo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Jafar, Jafar, he's our man. If he can't do it, GREAT!

I saw this I was so happy! I love the touches you've added, they're fantastic!
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:iconzen-apprentice:
zen-apprentice Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I thought that dragon was Jafar too!
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:iconangelblood:
angelblood Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Ogod, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who initially saw this as Snake Jafar VS Monty Python's Black Knight. XDDD
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:iconkennethsloane:
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay because he is INVINCIBLE!!!!
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:iconfoxdemonroxy:
Foxdemonroxy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
This is...so awesome. I...I love you.

The cobra dragon is pretty damn kick ass. This picture is going on my wall, that's for sure.

Thank you so much! :hug:
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome!!! Thanks for paying me to make it ^^ I had fun
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:iconfoxdemonroxy:
Foxdemonroxy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
It was totally worth every penny. Glad it was fun!
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing. Incredibly dynamic staging, and the textures add to it well.
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:iconsentinall77:
Sentinall77 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
The Black Knight ALLLWAYS Triumphs!
D:
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KageAi-sama Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
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ROFLOL!! XD
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:iconmihoshik:
MihoshiK Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
It's just a flesh wound! :D
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:iconrenoftherain:
RenoftheRain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
then he'll lose an arm and say "it's only a flesh wound" XD I love it~! Major epic points~!
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:iconsilvre:
Silvre Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
AWESOME. I love the hood - that's very creative!
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!!
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Fuzzyelf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
A cobra dragon.... doesn't get more epic than that. So awesome it hurts to look at it. Not that it would be evolutionally correct.

As a cobra spread its neck to appear bigger... given this bugger has huge wings, the neck wouldn't be needed. But hey... We were having about Darwin in class today, so I just had to get that off my chest.

But its still cool. And the design or rather idea is quite original. And the legendary Black Knight... looking ready for a fight as always. And it appears he's a lefty. Imagine that... heh heh.

Alright, I've had my fun now. Time to get back to work.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's a good point... but if we want to explore further, perhaps the hoods on these cobra dragons serve a different purpose than the hoods of actual cobras. Like a mating ritual, or a cooling device to regulate temperature when breathing fire.... the possibilities abound ^^
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Fuzzyelf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
My, that's dash cunning of you. You should do a copyright claim to this dragon before someone else does. ;)
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
You saw it here first ! ^^^^
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:iconraiyneofgailin:
raiyneofgailin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It looks a lot like Jafar's snake version in Aladdin. :P But cool poses and coloring. ^_^
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I took inspiration from Jafar, maybe I translated it too literally
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:iconraiyneofgailin:
raiyneofgailin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, looks good tho! ;)
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:iconlightofshelley:
LightofShelley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks a bit like "Flahgra" in Metroid Prime.
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wouldn't know... haven't gotten that far
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:iconlightofshelley:
LightofShelley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have the Wii-console?
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:iconjameson9101322:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes I have a wii and I have the trilogy, I just haven't played that far yet
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:iconlightofshelley:
LightofShelley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have to play it!
it's awsome!
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