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deep sea dragon by Apsaravis deep sea dragon by Apsaravis
I drew this for :iconelite-dragon-artists:'s contest.
The creature is mostly based on the viperfish. There are lots of really cool deep sea fish species, but the viperfish is my favourite one along with Gigantactis (and the blobfish is the most hilarious):)

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CaterFisher Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Pants Man Dance GIF Dipper 
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Mikartturi Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive!
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hecc95 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconnixkat:
NixKat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creative.
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:iconmastercobalion:
MasterCobalion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Super cool! The sea dragon looks awesome!
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:iconphesant33:
Phesant33 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done
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squishiergnat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
it looks like a deep sea dragonfish haha
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:icondawnemperor:
DawnEmperor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Reminded of an oarfish!
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DawnEmperor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
It reminds me more of an oarfish actually
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

There's actually a fish called the black sea dragon, 'Idiacanthus Atlanticus' not sure if you took inspiration off of it as well or not haha.

 

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiacant...

 

Dramatic Image of one in real life: www.google.com.au/search?safe=...

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Scura Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconxvervainx:
xVeRvAiNx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
so is your icon (0A0)
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:iconastrofox624:
AstroFox624 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
*insert bigger fish quote here*
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:iconplzwork112234:
plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deep Sea: A mix of hell and outer space
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:iconwulfjakal:
wulfjakal Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
so awesome...i can imagine this one on the deep seas...it's terrifin' and amazing :D
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:iconhighriseskyline:
HighRiseSkyLine Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Just bought the first print of this! So excited to get it, its amazing!
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 53 - Sea Serpents" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sweet. I like how you rendered the water also, it has a very natural look.
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Marvelous! I love the pose of the creature, the posture seems so natural. And the different color bioluminescence!
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pandemoniumfire Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is epic! I really love the contrasting glowing things.
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:iconchocoboswarm:
ChocoboSwarm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I always wondered what lurked below, it looks just real enough. Great work :D
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:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Nice! it remidns to me the oarfish!!
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I like the coloration
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Love the creativity.
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:iconbirdgvee:
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
wow - great idea! (and work :3)
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
bellissimo
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:iconafiqi:
Afiqi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Im having nightmare tonight :stare:
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:iconpapilio-rising:
papilio-rising Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uaa! I get shivers from that! :fear: But amazing and very beautiful :w00t:
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Skkon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^w^ YAY!!! -throws arms in the air and waves them about- DEEP SEA! Finally someone who likes glow fishes!!! :iconshuffelinplz:
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:iconhennesey:
Hennesey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Pretty twisted.
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:iconcelestialhost:
Celestialhost Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like that
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:iconleviatan10:
Leviatan10 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really really really cooooooll ! ^^
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:icontheeoaken:
TheeOaken Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant spot your sig, i always look for one, but remember next time to put it if you didnt, it would break my heart if anyone steels this
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Caessaes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I like the design, the incredible creatures of the deep ocean are always a good inspiration.
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:iconcorgilover123:
corgilover123 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student
woah this is cool
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GFgym13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks cool!
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:iconvarpunen-laulaa:
varpunen-laulaa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Ahhh I love creatures of the deep sea! This is gorgeous.
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Tassadar-nord Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
A teraz pytanie brzmi jak nazywamy tego stwora? Chauliodus editius? ;)
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:iconoribi:
oribi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Fajne połączenie tej zabawnej ryby ze smokiem ;) Zawsze mnie przerażała :P
Bardzo też mi się podoba to, jak zrobiłaś głębinę :)
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dzięki:D Ja ogólnie bardzo lubię wężorowate pod względem wizualnym:)
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Nyamsuren Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, its beaytiful!
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EternityVampyr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a fantastic creature! I love the glowing points on its throat and spines, it just makes it that much more plausible knowing that real-life deep-sea creatures can emit light like this too :D

I love the detail on the beast, and the use of its own light catching that lovely skin/scale detail :D
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!:hug:
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:iconeternityvampyr:
EternityVampyr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome :hug:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great creature.
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FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist
lovely with the light and the dof. Great detailing too.
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Rose-Regina-Fae Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing work! The use of light, the shading, the skin texture, it's all perfect. Fantastic job! ^_^

:+fav:
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Nucleotides Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I've always loved deep-sea fish. Combining a viperfish with a dragon is absolutely awesome! 8D
Keep up the amazing work :)
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!:)
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Nucleotides Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!:D
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