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Dragon Teeth - Ballpoint + by machine-guts Dragon Teeth - Ballpoint + by machine-guts
A really big dragon head with bared teeth, drawn in all sorts of ink with ballpoint pen being the main tool. Other medias include (+) tech pens w/ india ink, markers, Photoshop grayscale on the horns & neck, and a menagerie of other things I can't remember right now because I'm dog tired. White gouche perhaps? Basically I was just experimenting with something different for a change. Refreshing. :)

Drawn on bristol board, approx. 14" X 17". Prints available.

"Dragon Teeth - Ballpoint +" Copyright 2005 Tracy Trowbridge "Machine-Guts"
Do not copy or redistribute this art without prior consent from the artist.
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Zarbio Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Great image!
DrAgOnOfFoReSt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonwant: What an impressive and good-looking dragon. I love the detail you expressed, and the awesome expression of its head. :iconthumbsupplz:
crazybadger Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
Awesome job on the scales and... wow... everything really. :D
im-new-here Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006   Digital Artist
that is wicked kool ooking!!!
OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
Hi There! :wave:
You have just earned yourself an O.D.D. ! :winner: congrats! :clap:
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AlanaGrace Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005   Photographer
oh god id shoot myself if i had to do that many scales. you have tremendous patience. awesome work! :)
GrimAngel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
holy crap that's a lot of detail. did you go blind when you did this! great job
Linksquest Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
whoa! it sorta looks like drake from dragonheart II. hmmn... i really like it.
doodlebug05 Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
omg...this is amazing! i love the detail that you put into it! :clap:
thOther Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
haha! you drew it too neat!
DeathsExtinction Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm...reminds me of Draco from DragonHeart
SCRAPslap Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
WoW....:eyepopping: but you probally get that alot

nice dragon :thumbsup: :nod: :peace:
xxDAxx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work;)
You seem to have an awsome technique going with ball point pen. I suck with inking, but its my best medium, how sad is that lol. Lots of details here, i love the shape you have given the horns (The texture i mean) Lovin this.
Idarshu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
neat. the style reminds me of Gorey- not the same subject matter though.
Bookai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so (only one word for it) dude-ish!!!! How long did it take you to make that?
zaiqukaj Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
great job, the textures are awesome
coolbah94 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
What is it?
Silverback2001 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
O.O Woah! I'm not exactly sure what it is about this piece, but there is a definate difference in how you did this. The detail is astounding, and everything really stands out. Your patience is one in a million, keep up the awesome work. *favs*
Michaelanthalas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
heh he does have a giant head. :nod: great details, as always. i like what u did on the horns there. :D the eyes look kool to. he mouth looks like its frozen in that position, like hes posing for a family pic or something n is thinking, 'just hurry up and take the damn picture already....' you know, that fake smile we all do from time to time, heh. :lmao:
smola Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005   General Artist
uuu. such thin technique.
And the result is amazing:drool:
aquapell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
I am 100th fave on your masterpiece!! Congrats on making the front page of DA....again :hug: :)
machine-guts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Wow, thanks so much Aquapell! :hug: I truely appreciate your support of my work, especially from such a talented photographer as yourself! Sincerely it is an honor. :)
centaura Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Amazing detail :wow:
Lots of work here, congrats by the final result, very good! :thumbsup:
machine-guts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Thank you so much Centaura, I really appreciate your comment and I'm happy you enjoyed checking it out! :hug:
JenTheThirdGal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
awesome, brilliant detail :)
PurrrpleDragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooohh... now THIS is pretty damn good!! :clap: :aww:
cloudCrimsonfalcon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
woh! MUST HAVE TAKEN AGES TO GET ALL THAT SHADDING DONE!...heh heh, capitals not intended:)
EikiUsagi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Very nice Dragon!!!!
LennonsStarr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Wow. Very nice. Love the scales ons face. I feel there could be a little more motion in its lips, particularly towards the back of the jaw and more variation of teeth, but it's a beautiful image all the same. :) Great job on this one. ^_^ Keep it up!
WilLoulookatthat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
I like it. She is sort of the pug of dragons.
Wax3212 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!! theres no detail missing, great artwork :clap:
Jimcus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the shading! love it all!
TrueArashi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
amazing... simply amazing
leftomaniac Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Holy moley. If I grow up, I want to be just like you.
Yachidah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Absolutely beautiful....scary.. but beautiful nonetheless.
dRRew Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
wellllllllllllllllllllll wicked :clap:
TerrorCookie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
You certainly put a lot of effort into the detail. Great work. :)
e4st-c0re Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
AWWW HOW CUTE!!! Its smiling at me!!!! :hug: for the big pweety smiling dragon! =D
SKPurity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Too forking cool... Wow this is awesomeness. Teh rock. :worship: My girlfriend would love this. Looks like ya did a little bit of computer shading.
Myrina-moonrider Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
umm it looks like drago or whatever from dragonheart i loves!! ^_^
StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
I'm very impressed with your ballpoint skiz-ills!
zenobia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Very cool :)
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Very nice... Very well done!
Ryuujin665 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
WOAH! Thats really bad ass! Some awsome work there a pretty cool looking dragon. ^_^
sevas-tra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really cool. you have an awesome style.
Secret-Night Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
This rocks. :headbang: Seriously.
DeathsDaughter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
WOW....That's all I have to say....WOW!
Weirdlikeafox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
:Eyepopping: Holy crappage, that is amazing.'m at a loss for words.
XxZer0xX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005   Digital Artist
wow i really like your dragons!!

i like his eyes :) it makes him look cute and vitious at the same time

nice job!!
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