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Here are three of the different dragon 'broods' described in the novels by James Barclay.
The rust brown one at the top is a Naik dragon- they're known for being aggressive and more bent on destruction than most dragons. The golden dragon in the middle is a Kaan dragon; this brood is the most majestic and proud of the three, and they are also arch enemies of the Naik. These two are constantly battling for dominion.
The small aquamarine dragon is a Veret. They are semi-aquatic and far less powerful than the other two broods, and they are also more vunerable to fire attacks. Under the water, however, the tables turn in their favour.

Hope you like- check out the books for more info ^^

Drawn in fineliner pen + coloured in Photoshop

Art © Freya Horn
Kaan/Naik/Veret dragons © James Barclay
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RavenInkStudios Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can I use this in a gift I'm making for a friend? I can give you credit.
Vermin-Star Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sure, go for it :)
RavenInkStudios Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
Kwikfoot Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool artwork.
Vermin-Star Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks, glad you like it :)
liquidsmokesurfwear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Beautifully drawn :)
Vermin-Star Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks! ^^
CaytieR Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking of the Inheritance Cycle when I clicked on this picture. I'm in the middle of drawing a picture of Saphira and Eragon and was looking for reference points on the shape of Saphira's head. Anyway, I do enjoy reading, so I think I might like reading these. I went on Amazon and typed in the author's name. Are these "the Chronicles of the Raven?"
Skewy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
you pretty much nailed how I had imagined Veret looking like. But Kaan and Naik I had imagined with a bit longer heads and Kaan a bit more gracious, if you know what I mean. But It's just soooo cool actually to see how someone thinks they look like.. and it's so cool to know that I'm not the only one who loves The Raven series! YAY! XD
LockmanCapulet Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw the preview, I thought it was Thorn, Glaedr, and Sapphira from Eragon/The Inheritance Cycle... fail on my part. Good work though!
lucelic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Artist
lol i was going to say the same thing XD but the eyes are wrong for that.
skotiadiakonos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Writer
what are the books? they sound intresting 8D
Romeryo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really recommend them. Fantasy with everything you would want and no mercy towards characters and even populations. Likeable but very human characters with flaws and strengths and an unexplainable pull into the story that you can't stop reading. It's always something happening and you always want to know what's next. Great stuff, massively underrated :)
Hotaro645 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome dragons
Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very very nice do you have any dragon designs of your own?
DragonEpic94 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
whats the anme of the books
PrincessUranus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
great work ^^
canīt even tell which I like best : )
karei-no-shinzui Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing! It's so rare to find any Raven fanart, so I'm happy to find another Barclay fan. These look very much like the way I had imagined the dragons, especially the Veret.
Dr-Fernman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Rust=Fire Dragon
Gold=Electric Dragon
Blue=Ice Dragon
Kuroyuri28 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Just asking but how do you know this?
Dr-Fernman Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just something I know.
Wafflegnome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Incredible detail. Well done! The Kaan is my favourite :) :w00t!:
Eryops3 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Yay! Giant Alana, dragon (instead of drake) Volkar and Flusticus from a story I've been writing!
Amberite-Chaosian Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Simply beautiful! The texturing of the scales is lovely.
Nicondra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wish I could draw scales and horns nearly as well. Great job at capturing the "majestic" look on all of them.
Lunar-Alienism Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome piece of work with great details! :D
Nagase13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
they look like thorn, glaedr and saphira from the eragon inheritance cycle
math-sales Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
pretty cool! =D
Mirage12 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
man i clicked on this thinking it was the three dragons from the inheritence series, since Saphira is blue, Glaedr is gold, and Thorn is red...
midnight-Zelda Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
they look so cool and real! looks like they actually have life. Great work.:hug:
Hisui-dk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist
So great!
This yello is the best :clap:
KaidensLady Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Student Writer
Wow. The Veret looks very interesting. Is this from a book series? I'll have to check it out, seems really interesting. I love almost any books about dragons. Very nice artwork too!!
Fragment-Thought Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Oh em JEE!

I've always wanted to see a drawing of those three broods... That's awesome!!!!

Have you ever thought of doing another Raven-based painting? like maybe when Hirad encounters Sha-Kaan in Septern's workshop in the first book :P

That would be incredible

Great job on the dragons! Just how I pictured them!
Vermin-Star Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
I was planning an illustration of that scene for some time (the first Sha-Kaan encounter) but unfortunately never got round to making it before my degree deadline ^^; thats what all the Raven art was made for. Maybe someday when Ive done all the other artwork Im supposed to be doing I'll start on it again lol. It'll be a challenge :D
thanks again for your kind compliments, sorry for the late response!
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! I love the shading and highlighting on those scales - it looks fantastic!
Aya-joy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
James Barclay's novels FTW !
(Ilkar & Thraun <3 :clap:)
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
nice i like. will definitely check out the books.
TheodenN Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another wow
PJvG Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's really nice, I like the colors
Aya-joy Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
I have read all the James Barclay's novel, and i love it so much <3
Your pic is very nice =D
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
nice use of photoshop.
kika1983 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
really good character desing:) nice lineart and details:) well done:) check this out:)[link]
kika1983 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
really good character desing:) nice lineart and details:) well done:) check this out:)[link]
Vermin-Star Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you, glad you like it :)
alecan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Love the design of these! :+fav:
empoleondragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
wow. love the pic!
arrowcrafter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awesome job! I <3 The Raven sooo much.
TwilightRED7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
omigosh so cool! :D
fantasi-dragen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
oj! den var stilig!
Vermin-Star Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
takk ;)
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