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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.

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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 )
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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 
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passiondesloups Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Amazing !
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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.
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MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
gorgeous!!!! Clap
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James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work.
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BlackEyedNisha Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the eyes of the dragon!
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Enike91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWSOME WORK I LOVE IT! :heart: :squee:
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AzimuthsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
woooooooow look at the tendons in the hands .... :O
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Hevflynia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its so amazing
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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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LyssaOmega Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GORGEOUS.
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elenissa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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Zeldapointdefer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I love it
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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gothica20 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG i love it it is sooo beautiful
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waterfall801 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
this incredible well done its so realistic as well yo should defiantly be proud :)!
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FireDust Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 this so much! one of my favorites!
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topzeekee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
beautyfull picture
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rinoa585 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
<3
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IndigoRavenlily Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the colors, so stunning art :D
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kimoz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
so smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth
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Sandra-Cristhina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:wave:Your wonderful artwork was featured in my journal [link] :iconiloveit-plz::iconhappydayplz:
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SaRaH-SiSi Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning :heart:
Featured here : [link]
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UnderlandDigital Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Digital Artist
your beautiful piece has been featured here [link] =D
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SilentObzerver Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVELY!!!!!!!
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1Claudia1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Está ÓtimO!!!!!!!!
GOOOOODDDDD
:)
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hphu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really well done.
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Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi Kyena,
i was saw some one stole your art..... :(

here the link
[link]
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animekitten44 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
absolutely gorgeous in every way
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Galaxyae Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I like it like it like it
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PuccaNoodles2009 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Beautiful work! The flow is especially outstanding
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KarneTia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don´t know why but the head of the dragon reminds me of a bug X3
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MoonlitRoad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work. Beautiful. Very beautiful.
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Assur92 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Great <3
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sha-agos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
really amazing, I love it
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Junablossom Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
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starshine25 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
it's so pretty
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Eva-Janova Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Beautiful
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning piece!;-)
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Simon7jonG Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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Kaitou-kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this at a wallpaper webpage last year, I fell in love with it instantly, it has been on my desktop ever since.
It's great to finally know who made it, I'm impressed by your style and hope to become as good as you someday.[link]
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teddy9277 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Wow. the detailing in this is awesome. it all looks amazing.
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BlazenHaven Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] ! Thank you so much for creating!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Dear Kyena
Your work is selected to get in
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This is an invitation to joint...:)
if you agree
regard
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been stolen and made profit of!
[link]

Read more about this huge case here: [link]
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GingerLilys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the look in her eyes...
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Gaaras-my-Hubbie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow it looks so real!
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DarkMasterOfFail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
i like the nice sleek shine of the dragon. and the woman is beautiful. Asian i presume?
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:devil: Oh-ho! So you've made this one? I found while googling & now I've found it yet again while browsing DA :) Nice work :clap: :devil:
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8-S-O-U-L-8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really like what you did here. There's definitely story behind the picture (and from what i read in the description yes there certainly is.) I love how realistically the girl is drawn and how her mouth piece add's a bit of mystery to it. It's actually what caught my eye. Also the dragon's tongue, I like how he seems to be tasting the flower. This is quite a stunning piece of work. Bravo!:)
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