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ravine. if the scales are black-stay back! by nebezial ravine. if the scales are black-stay back! by nebezial
even though the treaty that resulted with the blessing of corredan flame stopped the hunt of dragons for the purposes of harvesting their scales tellas and dragontears, there are those that are foolish enough to consider themselves slayers for hire.

nowadays tellas is harvested from naturally shed scales and it comes in different qualities depending on the number of times dragon had forged.

red tellas for instance signifies a seven times forged dragon. tricky part is that tellas' natural color doesn't always show, so it is often hard to distinguish a dragon's power.

some species use this as an intimidation element. rank two dragons with red scales usually live to see their future forgings.

so one might say there are no true rules for recognizing a dragon's rank...well...except for one.

one rule that stands above all.... if the scales are black, stay back.

see, younger dragons can emulate any scale color but black. that one is exclusive ownership of elder dragons- so in general, if the dragon is covered with black scales, you might want to consider whether you are exceedingly brave or merely suicidal
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Algido Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAbsoluuutely insane!!!
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:iconohmsett:
Fantastic texture.
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:iconborrzeerokkr:
This is absolutely amazing in every means of it. The story behind the piece, the piece behind the story. This is the main reason I have now +watchd you.
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wortheins Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work, dragons are my favorite mythical creature and yours are in a class of their own
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BadassBandito Jun 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Duuuuude... Amazing work. o__o
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Irfarious Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I love that "I'm too sexy for you" expression :D Do you use a separate brush for the scales? Or you draw them one by one?
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:iconmojoliazon:
Nice work. The story or info is interesting too.
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:icongblade25:
that too cool and aawesome !
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NunoWho Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
TOOOOOOO cool!!
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:iconpassin:
Do not mess with a dragon. You are crunchy and go well with ketchup;D Really interesting and good
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