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The Boy And His Dragon by AndyFairhurst The Boy And His Dragon by AndyFairhurst
It's been a couple of years since I last did a painting of this pair. Here they are trying to catch fish. This was when his dragon was a lot younger...they do grow up fast, do dragons.


I will probably develop these into a children's picture book soon so expect a few more with these two and their adventures.

Others in this series:
Fishing On The Drinking Dragon fav.me/d19633q
Splishing With The Splashing Dragon fav.me/d27c3vw
Sausage For The Sitting Dragon fav.me/d1risvh
Lazing By The Sleeping Dragon fav.me/d2cpv7r

Painted in PS CS4

My painting was was inspired by a fantastic photograph taken by my younger brother

*Wow. Just got to work and checked DA and found out this is a DD. Thank you Very much Ersen for suggesting it and alicexz for featuring it :D And thanks to everyone for the kind words in the comments below :)

** Oh and I have just realised this is the second DD that this boy and his dragon have received! They got one back in 2008 with 'Fishing On The Drinking Dragon' :D

***I have had quite a few How To Train Your Dragon quotes and while that is a complimentary comparison this is in no way inspired by that film, as I had developed the idea behind these two way before that film came out ( and I had no idea about the books ) Same also applies to Eragon comparisons! Not inspired by that either.

**** Oh and it has been selected to be in Expose 11 by Ballistic Publishing :D

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Given 2012-05-09
The Boy And His Dragon by ~wildlifehoodoo. Love the somber greys and the beautiful character designs of this well-composed illustration. ( Suggested by ersen-t and Featured by alicexz )
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skylynx-vtx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
That's a very beautiful piece of art! I like the story concept very much. It's been there since I heard music from the movie Eragon years ago. I'd like to write orchestral suite with similar story idea behind it some day, and I'd be grateful if I could use this series as slideshow. Thank you
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As long as there is no profit to be made and you credit me...go for it :D
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skylynx-vtx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
No, there's no profit, purely for aesthetic and inspirational purposes :D
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ArtSamurai118 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Great work!!!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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LilleLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Did you make it into a picture book??? Because if yes, I would totally love to buy one. This is so beautiful.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I never got around to it! Massively busy with the posters of late. I'd love to one day though :)
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LilleLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh... :(

But oh well, I know how it's is being busy with always different projects :)

Thanks for the reply anyway!! :)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Deffo something I'd like to return to :)
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LilleLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
:) that's really good to know, because I find myself still wishing you'd already done it and I could buy it ^^ (and that while I'm struggling to pay the rent... you should feel honored! ^^ )
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I also have my kids novel I STILL need to get around providing illustrations for too! I'll do them when people get bored of my posters lol
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LilleLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
:D Well not to say that I hope anyone will get bored of your posters, but I must admit I am quite thrilled by your artwork, and I absolutely adore books (as a matter of fact, currently studying to become an illustrator :) ), so I would certainly hope that that might happen one day ;)
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Olav67 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant work !!!!!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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MJMSTUDIOS2020 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
You might have to fix your link.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The link to my Brothers photo? He no longer has a deviant art page
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MJMSTUDIOS2020 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
That's what I thought.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I should take that broken link down. Thanks for reminding me :)
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MJMSTUDIOS2020 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
anytime.
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kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Writer
This is so lovely, beautiful work!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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ShiraAnthony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Just love this! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My Pleasure Shira
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AthenaStorm Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have ordered this as a print for my twins nursery. Thank you for your hard work!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :D
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wierdgirlwhodraws Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing =D can you teach me how to be awesome? :3
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much! I am crap at teaching awesome though haha!
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wierdgirlwhodraws Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :) and its ok if you cant teach me how to be awesome ^-^ I can just stick with being weird =P
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
weird is way better :)
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wierdgirlwhodraws Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

=D yea your right

 

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toyfreddies Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I love the design! :icondragondrivel:
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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toyfreddies Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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Orion159 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like the color composition of this piece!

Great job!

I am a dummy!
 
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Orion :)
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Orion159 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!
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Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love it. :)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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shakes8 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
But how do I words??
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure what you mean Shakes :)
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shakes8 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha sorry its an expression my friends and I use. When we see something really cool, to show that we're "speechless," we say, "How do I words?"
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha I figured as much but didn't want to say just in case you actually hadn't got a clue what you were on about :D

Thank you very much :D
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shakes8 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem!
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SerinaHartwell Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Many, many congratulations. This is one of the first pieces of your work that caught my eye. I can see why they would want to publish it, its a fantastic piece. Much admiration.

Serina Hartwell - Author of the Hidden Saga
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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SerinaHartwell Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Your very welcome. Credit where credit is due.
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here :[link]
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Saphire :D
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug: !!! I'm happy and honored:bow: to meet you and your artwork .


Good luck!
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LegendaryEon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artist
That is so cute! You should do children's storybooks! You'd be great at it!
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