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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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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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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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:iconandyfairhurst:
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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:iconandyfairhurst:
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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SaphireKitsune 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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SaphireKitsune 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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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Eventually this will be a part of a story book that I will write :) Glad you like it
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LegendaryEon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artist
I can't wait to read it when you're finished! I love making stories as well!
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wintergrain Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
hi andy...in searching for dragon and boy art work for a few pics to illustrate a childrens story i am writing for a very special little girl in the phillipines i found DA and your artwork, like this pic "the boy and his dragon"...this is my second story to her and wanted to use some art to help illustrate...the only profit from this will be the joy of seeing her smile and hearing her say "thank you daddy al...i love you thanks for thinking of me"...with that i would like to ask your permission to use this pic and maybe a few others for this purpose...if you agree will send you a copy of the story along with the artwork used when finished...her mother will be adding the art to the actual story for me...she studied photoshop in college...that stuff is to complicated for me...

thank you in advance andy
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