Dragon rider by mattbradbury

Dragon rider

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Added: Jan 03, 2007
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Artwork Description

The golden light you get sometimes in a sunset is something I find so beautiful and gives you a lovely palate to work with. The small red thing on the dragons back is actually the cape of his rider, just thought I'd mention that as it's a little difficult to read at this size. Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy this painting!

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prismstudios's picture

This one ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! L.

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I have a huge collection of Fantasy Art. This has to be one of the best pics I've seen for a long while.


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This is truly one of my most favorite paintings of all time. It reminds me of one of my fantasy worlds. This truly is a masterpiece, and the detail in the close-up one was amazing. Great work Matthew, you really know how to start a story without writing any words. And that is the trait of a truly great artist.

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Thank you so much, this is one of my own personal favourites. I'd be lining if I said I didn't one day, secretly really like to get and editors pick. It is like the ultimate seal of approval around here. But then again, comments like this also mean a great deal. Thank you again!!!!!

kizalon's picture

this piece is gorgeous.. can't stop drooling the beautiful light and atmosphere. The rider's red cape is just perfect to draw the eye in. Can't understand wh this ain't an Edito's pic! Congrats so much for doing this masterpiece, Matt Smile

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Hey Matt, any chance we could get a poster printed for the modelmaking course? We could print you a copy at the same time. Paul.

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That is incredible!

mattbradbury's picture

Thanks Lorenzo, I spent a very enjoyable hour at your website just the other day. I especially loved the detail shots you gave on some of your paintings. Thanks for stopping by!

lorenzo's picture

A great painting Matthew! Your work is outstanding, the light above all. Congratulations!

pajcin's picture

This is my favorite your ilustration.

mattbradbury's picture

Hi Uwe, thank you my friend! It's always a pleasure for me to read a comment from you!

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Hi Davy, thanks for your great words, I'm very happy you like it.

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Hi Ken, thanks to your great comment my friend.

j-art's picture

Man you know i love dragons - so thanks for doing this awesome painting - I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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I'm a dragon fanatic and i just finished reading 'Temeraire' by Naomi Novik. It's the first book of a trilogie about dragons and their riders... this amazing painting made me think of that book.

kenmeyerjr's picture

Really nice! I like the scale of the man to the dragon, the ragged wings and ESPECIALLY, the low hanging clouds and the way the rising sun obliterates the immediate background and reflects off the water there as well.

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Hey Malcolm, thanks for the great feedback!... you know I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your digital work. It has been inspiring for me watching your skills improve with every piece.

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Hi Stephen, thank you very much! And happy new year to you! Smile

fantasist's picture

What a beautiful picture, Matthew! The lighting is brilliant, and all the detail of the landscape and the dragon. Superb!

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hi matthew ..happy new year!
superb artwork mood, atmosphere, lighting
and a great sense of drama..cool..very..cool, angle.

mattbradbury's picture

Hi Rita, thanks for your comment. Hope you had a great Christmas and new years.... That of course goes for everyone!;0

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Hey Chris, I'll try to get some close-ups excepted. I've got to stop making them so long and thin, especially when they have to be reduced to 700 pixels across. Thank you so much for your comment!Wink

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Hey Constanza, thank you for your kind words. I do work hard on lighting, I really believe it's very important and can make or break a painting. Thanks for stopping by!

rita's picture

Matt, another beautiful work!

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Hi Nathan, thank you for stopping by my friend and leaving such positive feedback Smile

griffingirl's picture

Wow...just...wow! I'd love to see it bigger.

faerywitch's picture

Amazing light mood!

Guest's picture

The wings are flawless, the lighting great, I would say this is first rate!

Art at its best.