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Sunset Serenade by rachaelm5 Sunset Serenade by rachaelm5

This is a kiriban (small prize) for :iconsungryphon: for capturing my 150,000th pageview.  She asked me to draw her a quetzlcoatl with a sunset-themed color palette.  I seem to have had seraphim on the brain at the time I drew this, too...   :D

I created this with ink and Prismacolor pencils over a watercolor wash.

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:iconfiliana:
Filiana Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
That pose :wow: Incredible :la:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - I really should have considered the paper size when I started drawing the dragon.  I should probably do another one with this pose in such a way that you can see all of its wings.  ;-)
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Filiana Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Aww I see what you mean :lol:
It often happens to me, too :dizzy:
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Spleef Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
That would look totally rad on a t-shirt.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, YES...  :boogie:
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:iconhoveringporyz:
HoveringPoryZ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ERMERGHERD
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL
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:iconhoveringporyz:
HoveringPoryZ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My eyes huuurrttt
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My work here is done.  :evillaugh:
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:iconhoveringporyz:
HoveringPoryZ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
>:0 THOU SHALT NOT PASS
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:icontokenekie:
Tokenekie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
The fractal like feathers are so mesmerizing. Beautiful eyes too!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I'm glad you like it. :D
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:iconava4zinkovsky:
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Good work.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  It's good to hear from you again!
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Droakir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So much red!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's pretty intense in person, too!
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Droakir Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'll bet!
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phoenixsamurai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Wow, really cool! As always, your attention to detail and patience in creating these is astounding!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! 
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks very cool~ We really love the details and love the colors you used~

FuK~u
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
sweet job
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthekidwithaknife:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
now there's a picture that will burn into your retina. Cool!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - you bet.  The eye-searing colors are my favorites.  ;p
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anouk-icey101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm speechless
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll take that as a compliment.  ;-)
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:iconednoven:
ednoven Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
nice........ I like the color :)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :D
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:iconteddybearcholla:
teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! :love:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic job!!!Love 
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
THIS--
Allow me to pick the bloody, shattered fragments of my skull from the walls.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh.  Oh dear.  I've exploded somebody's head from coloring too hard.  *sigh*  Mama warned me this day would come.

*hands you a mop and tweezers*

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AquaMind Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, i can't stand its awesomeness XD
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Thank you.
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Corcon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Shadows reach away from the falling sun
grasping for their family from the night
reaching ever farther, fading and blending
weaving to cover the whole of the world
under this blanket of the night.

"Shadows at dusk"
 -Corcon-
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again for such a unique comment.  :-)
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:iconcorcon:
Corcon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for giving me inspiration for poetry!
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:iconilliarovanna:
illiarovanna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So EPIC... The colors are so breathtakingly awesome. So much detail! This must have been so much fun to color!!! XD
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks very much!

Yes, this was a lot of fun to color.  I love to color bold and detailed stuff like this.  :D

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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
8D So much colors!!!! The detail is so insane, but I LOVE IT!!! :D
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:iconlucyfaerie:
LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Wow!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Your art is absolutely amazing.
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psychedeliczen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!  Love the colors!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very very striking!
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