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Estuary Dragons by AndyFairhurst Estuary Dragons by AndyFairhurst
These Welsh Estuary Dragons had long been a familiar presence along the North Wales Coast in the Estuary's of the River Dee, River Conwy and River Dyfi, and the Menai Strait, the stretch of water between North Wales and the island of Angelsey.

Although they were once a common site to fishermen and villagers along the banks, they are believed to have become extinct around the early 17th century.

Amongst the many dragons of Britain, the Welsh Estuary Dragons were considered the only harmless dragons to humans and it was always considered extremely good luck to see one.

I would like to thank my brother :iconfairhurstphotography: for inspiring me on the mood of this painting with this photograph he had taken by the Thames [link]

Painted in Photoshop CS4

WIP - [link]
Many thanks for looking :)
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:icondragonlover5562:
dragonlover5562 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
so beautiful love it a lot keep up the work
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! My aim is to do at least one dragon this year, it's been a while
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:iconsandra-cristhina:
Sandra-Cristhina Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Another masterpiece :clap:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Bless you :)
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:iconcold-tommy-gin:
Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing :wow:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconcold-tommy-gin:
Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome :handshake:
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:iconlatilove:
LatiLove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, great artwork. beautiful :)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconrayofson:
RayofSon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Just Beautiful!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconrayofson:
RayofSon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
^_^
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:icondeathoftheundying:
DeathoftheUndying Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful.
The misty sorta grey look of it, and the castle silhouette. Amazing.

And I like the description.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again! Glad you like it :)
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:iconmelanisticonca21:
MelanisticOnca21 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
It is amazing!
I'm your new fan:)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I love doing dragons so it's nice that people like my dragons and not all the fan art :)
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:iconsallyshorrorshow:
SallysHorrorShow Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I have dreamed this picture! just like that. It was a very big dream.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really? wow! I love dreams
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting. Fog is not easy to do, but you make it look that way !
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I have my brother to thank for the foggy images...I used his photos as inspiration :)
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty serene :) love it :thumbsup:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconluzianacityboy:
luzianacityboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
.... DAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWW
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha
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:icontheumbraartist:
TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wait...so these were once real? Or did you just follow the description in with the legend?

Either way, this is a bloody awesome work:)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I made it up :D

Although, Wales is steeped in dragon mythology...hence the flag :)
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:icontheumbraartist:
TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes that is true, but like ...that is just so awesome, you have epic talents man
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very kind! Thank you once again :)
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:iconnerialka:
Nerialka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great mood... I love it ! :D
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Nerialka :)
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Andy, always love your dragons - and the mist - castle is beautiful, too :D
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Rita! I always loved painting dragons :)
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And I always love to see them:D so, it is a win-win :D
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:iconfrozx398:
Frozx398 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Frozx :)
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:iconla-v:
La-V Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love you dragon paintings so much!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you very much V :D
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:iconla-v:
La-V Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problemo! i would love to see more of it in the future ;)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will always paint dragons I reckon :)
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:iconstorm-song:
Storm-Song Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
LOVE IT!!!! almost reminds me of the book series "dragon haven". great to see more of your dragons :) glad your brother inspired you.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Storm. Not familiar with that series! Will have to look it up :)
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:iconchristhedragon:
christhedragon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Awesome work,looks very nice!

:+fav:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Chris :)
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:iconchibi-tada:
Chibi-Tada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Such beauty! Style and atmosphere is stunning. Fantastic job. :heart:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Tada :D
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:iconchibi-tada:
Chibi-Tada Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
You're welcome. :aww:
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Superbly beautiful, quite the scene!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my man! I'm taking it that by your absence of late things have been good? They effin shoul be with your style anyway! Happy new year mate!
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:iconjohnnycurcio:
JohnnyCurcio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great example of an epic, almost panoramic feel without inundating the piece with movement and your elegant, streamlined dragons are a welcome "species" added to the big monstrous ones that populate fantasy (not that there's anything wrong with those) :clap:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I love big monstrous dragons but I can dig a few peaceful hippy dragons now and again :D I appreciate your comments Johnny :D
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