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Black Dragon by BenWootten Black Dragon by BenWootten
This is an interior illustration for the Pathfinder Chronicles: Dragons Revisited (OGL), Paizo Publishing, LLC.

Great opportunity to have a bash at reimagining the core Dragons for the Paizo setting. I feel a great honor to have drawn creature that have been part of my mythology for 28 years now. Glee!!
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:iconthenoteofthedeath:
thenoteofthedeath Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hey so someone is using your drawing without crediting you! plus.google.com/u/0/1117394649…
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up, I will look into that.
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gamergecko26 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
I love this dragon but i would like to use it for a gift to my sister, may I use this and if so may i modify it to match the theme of the picture?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As long as it is for private use I am happy for you to use it. Happy birthday to your sister:)
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gamergecko26 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
thank you very much, do you happen to have this one with a transparent canvas?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No I don't have one with a transparent BG, it should clear cut pretty easily.
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gamergecko26 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
alright, i can try to use the cut tool or use the white as a "green screen" to import it into the image
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Are you using Photoshop? The wand tool will help a lot if yo undo.
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:icongamergecko26:
gamergecko26 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Im going to use photoshop to cut away the image then give it a transparent canvas to use in adobe illustrator
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altogetheralos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I Love this Dragon, doing personalized plates on my car, I would love to see if I could use this dragon and have it wrapped on my vehicle Drivers side, completely for my own pleasure as well as others just seeing it. If it will fit can I use it?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
For sure!! I would be honoured!! But please send me a photo if you do get it done:)
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Gwiazdka25 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this one.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Mr too! He is one of my favs
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:iconlonedragon155:
lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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October-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Would it be alright if I referenced the pose?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For sure, glad you like it. I used big cats as ref for this pose, have a look at that king of reference for your drawing. Always good to go to the source if you can. I like to try and work out what an artist/designer was looking at and thinking about when they draw something and get reference from there. I hope that helps:)

Ben 
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October-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thank you so much!

I never thought about looking at big cats for dragon poses..I'll have to look into that!
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Schizophasia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Woah, this is great!
Can I use this art work as an character appearance on RPG blog? ;w;
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can indeed, as long it is for non-profit and you credit myself and Paizo Publishing:) Thanks for asking and stoked you like it.
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Schizophasia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank u, you're great! ^^
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:iconsolseithis:
Solseithis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I thought of Kalameet for a second when seeing this.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Huh!? Who be that?
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:iconsolseithis:
Solseithis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
The Black Dragon Kalameet from Dark Souls.
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:iconelduraznomuerte:
ElDuraznoMuerte Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
He looks more regal than his D&D counterpart.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
But no less evil and dangerous for that, don't be fooled.
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:iconengla2009:
Engla2009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Oh my god! I really love your art! :3
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!!
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Engla2009 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
XD
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:iconatanvaron:
Atanvaron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Loved the proportions and anatomy

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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I think this guy is my fave:)
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Synkerrogo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been writing (not really a book but... sort of like... chapters i guess that, well, who knows) about two dragon huntresses that have been assigned to kill a huge black dragon (bare with me). I was looking on google for images to help me visualize my dragon and came across this and the flying version of this. I loved it, it is beautiful. I especially liked what you did with the wings (attached to the body all the way down to the tail) and his underbelly with those awesome scales and that violet/purple effect in the skin or membrane. I would humbly would request that i base my ideas for my dragon from this piece of art. He would be somewhat different to a degree such as the eyes... they would purple and larger, his head would be larger i proportion to his body and he would have four straight horns/spikes protruding from the back of his skull instead of curving and a few minor nit-picks i.e. larger jaw and what not. I don't want to cause any problems and restrain myself from using this if you wished.
 Thank you for your consideration
Synkerrogo
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Ingavarr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Its a amazing picture! Can I have your permission to draw it in pencil? 
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For sure, I am flattered you ask:)
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Ingavarr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Your more than welcome! I'm excited to draw such a beautiful creature :)
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Dimensionsatire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I can't believe I finally found the original artist for this. I'm not a Pathfinder person, don't even know what it is, but I've seen this image throughout the internet, especially around google images, and this is without a doubt the sexiest dragon I've EVER seen. Your work is absolutely fantastic and this might get me into Pathfinder now so...you're amazing.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am really flattered by your comments, and I am excited that you know this from outside of Pathfinder, nice to know it is out there terrorizing the net:) pathfinder is awesome, Paizo make a great game:)
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R3aperWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't remember where I've seen this before, but this is awesome.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing is where you find this guy:)
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Genocida1Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I'm really into dark dragons such as these and it is so awesome. You should do a shadow/evil type of black dragon. But wow... Just wow it's excellent in every way possible :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am actually doing a shadow type dragon at the moment, and when I get some free time I will finish him and get him up here:)
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stormbrigger Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
j'adore je peux dmander la permission de la reproduire au crayon ?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for asking, i would be very happy for you to reproduce this in pencil. Let me know when you have done it, i would like to see.

Cheers Ben
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stormbrigger Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
merci merci
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers
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julius1880 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure
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TheStrawberryCake Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Awesome! It looks positively evil!
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