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Two-headed beast by akreon Two-headed beast by akreon
Commission for :iconariade:

I :heart: playing with watercolours.
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The coloring and detail on this piece is astonishing. Though it lacks depth, I believe the flatness of it is an artistic style and not an inability to shade and tone properly. The originality of the piece really makes it stand out among all others and gives it impact. This is something that causes emotion, and it is truly terrifying where most artworks fail. I feel inspired just looking at this, and I'm excited to see what other works you will have in the future. I enjoy the impressionistic elements of the muscle and sinew, and how they aren't fully detailed but more convey the feeling of sinew than the true appearance. This piece is simply beautiful.
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flameguard42 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is so intense, I really really want to make this the main badguy and final boss in my next Dungeons and Dragons campaign. May I please?
akreon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and sure, go ahead XD
FuckinMeow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
again all i can say is wow! amazing!
ageshero Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I wish i had huge nawing monster teeth for my boobs.
alxiss Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
you are the best drawer i have ever seen!!!!!
Starcraftor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Am I the only one who keeps thinking of the daemons of Tzeentch from Warhammer 40,000 when looking at this? In any case, well-done.
kaphrin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
The colors in this are stunning...
Darksoulyshiroyuki Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Colors are amazing!!!
Somatra101 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
creepy. nifty... it's sorta humanlike in its pose. i like how it's soloured especially. not the typical scaley type, but still unique texturing.
Alex-Duma Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
The wings look like windows to some sort of spacial, oblivious dimension.

You've got some mad watercolor skills.
snakelvr103 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oooooh! the forgeworld chaos dragon!!! epicness!!!
Amen0phis Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
You dont invent this dragon..
This is the Two headed Dragon of Chaos of Warhammer (named Galrauch)
We can found this figurine on
I have paint this dragon: [link]

but, nice intention to the pose, and the style of paiting.
akreon Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no duuuh ;)

In the artist comment it is stated that it is a commission for ~Ariade

I paint whatever the commissioner wishes me to paint. ;p This time it was a figure.
Evanescent-Detia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Wow.. this is an absolutely amazing piece.. there is so much going on and the colors are fantastic... It gives me goosebumps..
Bendit1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
it's kinda hard, but very great
CarrieJCole Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student General Artist
*is flabbergasted*
SilverXSparrow13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
That's a beautiful dragon
showjumpergirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so epic xD Love it.
knight1128 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
WOW this is this very cool, did u make this ?
Limboplus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Poza smoczka, dwugłość i kolorystka odziałują na mnie bardzo pozytwynie. Białe tło jest dla mnie zbyt oślepiające, zastąpiłabym je jakimś zszarzałym błękitem.
musigal Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh hooray! value in a watercolor! it's seems so much less prevalent than it should be... =/
nuckleheaded Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
he shall cause total destruction!
Pikininja Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
It's omnoms are so detailed and it's waves look like wingsss. :heart:
amaguard Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Man your colors come out so powerful and intense! This looks fantastic and what a beastly guy this is.
DeludedDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!! <3333 I think this is one of my favourites on DA... of all time Dx I don't care if there is no background, it owns!!!

Kudos, keep rockin'~~~~:heart:~~~~
WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Another fabulous work!!
Envy, envy, envy...
koffeekeg Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Watercolors are awesome!

Stupid question, and forgive me. But does that Dragon's ta-ta's have teeth? That is the most frightening thing I have ever seen. And I have -seen-. LetMeTellYou.
animallover1990 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
in the dragons what... thankyou fore putting my mind in the gutter
Blackfoxx24 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Since I am not a preimium member, I can't use the critque for, so I will post it here. This is awesome, the contrasting and complimentary colors really give it depth and texture. The lack of background really makes it POP.
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! Definitely one of the best watercolor paintings that I have seen!
AzeFish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so beast...
Apocalyptic-Nexus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Photographer
Really nice dragon. I try to draw some but im not sure those are good really XD.
AmeixKon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
Very cool! A dragon in watercolors is always a favorite of mine! Nice job! ^-^
kitsu9x Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
wonderful! :D
I love your watercolor pictures!
pathwreck Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what a fierce looking beast!
Kraidley1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
You're drawing well with watercolours. I could never create anything like this if I take the brush in my hands. Very well done.
Lexeaus1234 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Everyone is missing the fact that the brown is not the skin, but the muscle underneath the rotting scales. Ah well, it's awesome.
LupusShetani Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
normalnie zieje zajebistością :D !
tylko kurde szkoda że nie ma jakiegokolwiek koloru na tło...
strasznie ta biel odwraca uwagę :<<<<<<
AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
The mix of colors and how they interact is just staggering.
ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
I really love how saturated all the colors are in this piece. The variety of brush strokes give it a wonderful sense of chaos that really fits with this creature. You've done a fantastic job with all the details, like the sinews of the muscles and the teeth of the little mouths on the beast's body. I'm currently in a watermedia class, and it seems like this kind of work would take a lot of patience. Awesome job! I really love this piece :)
Midnight-Spectrum Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
scary....but totally awesome!
Ariade Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

The Details and Wings, looks hust amazing THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Blubjee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woow, this is so awesome..
Seyward Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! It reminds me a lot like a two headed dragon figurine I have lying about. :D
Chill-morte Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
This is beautiful. I can never get this sort of control with watercolours and you're quite obviously a master of it.

Fantastic job.
Shendificator Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Akwarele for the win. :heart:
animeninjayaya Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow thats cool
EscyKane Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student General Artist
WOOOW! You're a genius in working with watercolors!
Did you use a masking pen to leave some space white, or have you colored it carefully so the spaces were left white without masking them before?
omer88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
great work love the coloring
irkendragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student
Awesome dragon, love the colors and surreal feeling
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