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Portrait of a Wax - Dragon by Kyena Portrait of a Wax - Dragon by Kyena
In ancient times, Wax - Dragons have been known to humans as sources of great wisdom.
Some of their body parts consist of wax elementsand are very weak to physical attack. Thus those parts are covered with a transparent shell (specially the chest area - horns and parts of the head).
Due to their great weakness and the fact that they are not meant to fight but rather serve as sources of inspiration and advisors, they have been driven very close to extinction.

It takes a long time until a Dragon of this kind makes friendship with a human being. A symbiosis which is however essential for their survival.
They are creatures of snakelike, delicate appearance and feed only on plants. Their character is very tender and protectful which in terms makes them even more vulnurable and weak.

Once a Wax - Dragon has found a human companion it stays loyal until it's death.


That's the little background story I had in my head ever since I started painting this.
Photoshop CS2 from start till finish
I used some really out of focuse yellowish references of my hands for this (unfortunately I don't have nowhere near as slender and delicate hands like she does now and I don't have long nails at all >_<;)
Other then that - no references or material used for this.
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Portrait of a Wax - Dragon by *Kyena ( Suggested by maril1 and Featured by JunkbyJen )
NaruSenpai21 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This looks amazing, And is very intreging. I'm currently in the midst of writing a story- on its way to being a novel- and your paintings are really beautiful,

I kinda want to use them for the cover. I really love your work Free to Use-ChibiSmilePlz 
passiondesloups Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Amazing !
Cherry-dove Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
SO, so, so, so  STUNNING.

I like the wax-dragon concept & both the girl & dragon is a piece of beauty indeed.
MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
gorgeous!!!! Clap
James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work.
BlackEyedNisha Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the eyes of the dragon!
Enike91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWSOME WORK I LOVE IT! :heart: :squee:
AzimuthsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
woooooooow look at the tendons in the hands .... :O
Hevflynia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its so amazing
MickeyFebruary Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Writer
This can't be done justice by a simple comment! Too brilliant!
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