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The Reluctant Dragon by LindseyBell The Reluctant Dragon by LindseyBell
"The Reluctant Dragon" Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Illustration Board, 13.5"x17.5"

"The Reluctant Dragon" is essentially a short children story of "St. George and the Dragon." A boy, a knight and a dragon find themselves at odds and all become friends by the end of the story. This piece was created for a book cover mock up for my grad show. I used watercolor and colored pencil on board. Thanks for looking

Lindsey Bell

ŠLindsey Bell Illustration 2012
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Given 2013-01-04
Using watercolors and colored pencils The Reluctant Dragon by ~LindseyBell is a wonderful book cover mock up which was done for her grad show. ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Astralseed )
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really is delightful.
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Selinelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I love this illustration style! And the trio looks charming!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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BREED72 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done! Definitely has that whimsical, fun, fantasy feel to it!
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^.^
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fairyqueen77 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I actually got to perform the piece of music by the same name a few years back--I've had a fondness for this story every since. :D
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Ralamac Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
this is cool :D
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I greatly enjoyed the Disney version of this story, and I love the work you put into this piece. Very classy. :)
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charlythepearl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I like this so much. Kudos!
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elyforever Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Writer
very nice
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luzamon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I remmember this from a disney cartoon... I LOVED IT! The dragon looked like an english gentlemen
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
So cute and lovely! I do feel the bond!
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Velvaden Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I loved that book. ;A;

Seriously, you did a wonderful job on bringing it to life.
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I only read it in pdf form! :)
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khmania Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
beautiful!
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: I liked that book :D
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Shendin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
D'aww you must have pulled this right from my childhood! I love the Reluctant Dragon!
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MsDeGraeve Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This type of artwork,sadly, is becoming a dying art form in the digital age. Beautiful crisp lines with the soft grading of the scene is wonderful. A well earned DD :)
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Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:heart::squee:
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! that was a cute comment ^.^
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JadeLocket Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
amazing job!
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detectiveblue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Great illustration! I like it!
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The knight somehow reminds me of Don Quixote. Lol. The relunctant dragon is written by Kenneth Graham right? (Sorry for my ignorance...)
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I believe it is :)
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your drawing. Seriously.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and details - congrats on the DD
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GoWeegie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OH GOOD GOD!!! The Reluctant Dragon! I remember that! This has brought back my childhood memories! Oh my gosh, this is so amazing! Thank you! I'm most definately adding this to my favorites now. Thank you SO much for making this. Hahaha, I still remember a poem by the dragon. "Poor little upside-down cake, your troubles never stop. Poor little upside-down cake... your bottom's on your top." You are amazing for making this. Seriously.
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe thanks! I never got to see it when I was a kid or even read it! SO I got super inspired for my senior show. I'm glad to have brought back some memories :)
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dynamicability Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Epic Awesome!!! :love:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I love that story! Beautiful colors and a really sweet scene! Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It's awesome to hear some feedback :)
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I know that story! Great illustration!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Sfinga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Loved this cartoon as a kid :D Great work, congrats on the DD
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RandomKooldude Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I remember this story. Great art of it :D!
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Rutiej Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning....
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Oh my gosh I love thissss! :lol: In college, our chamber ensemble performed the operetta by John Rutter (I played the dragon, lol), and ever since, this story has just had a special place in my heart. :XD:

The composition and the colors and their expressions just make me grin all over. :la:

Lovely lovely work. :clap:
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LindseyBell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's awesome to hear back from others! I never knew there were so many different forms from the story so its really cool to hear where everyone has seen it! I love the dragons face.. he always makes me smile ^.^
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