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Balerion the Black Dread by LindseyBurcar Balerion the Black Dread by LindseyBurcar
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Here is my take on Balerion the Black Dread, dragon of Aegon the Conqueror, set in a time period many years before the events seen in the widely acclaimed book and HBO series "A Song of Ice and Fire", or "Game of Thrones". The largest of dragons, it is said that Balerion could swallow a mammoth whole. When he flew, whole villages were clouded in darkness below him. Although Aegon isn't pictured here, I imagine this as a time shortly before the events of the Field of Fire.

Progress Pictures: Progress Pictures - Balerion the Black Dread by LindseyBurcar

Other GoT work:

Forging the Iron Throne by LindseyBurcar Here Comes the King in the North by LindseyBurcar A Flame Without Heat by LindseyBurcar 
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:iconthesimmsonian:
thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly how I pictured Balerion when I read about him. 

Nevermind covering villages in darkness! Something this big... the downward wind pressure generated from his wings, especially during take off, would pin grown men to the ground and probably blow most flimsy villages away.
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks! That's awesome I was able to capture him so well for you, really cool to hear!
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:iconmewjxu3:
Mewjxu3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  New Deviant
Holy crepe this is awesome!
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks!
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SinfulVixxen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry xD I tried to add this to a group and it added to the wrong one ; x ;
it's an amazing piece!
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Daw, well thank you!
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:iconsecretwindow11:
SecretWindow11 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! You added it to Aurals! hahahaha. 
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:iconmjau124:
Mjau124 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Whispers* Wyvern...
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:iconthelegendofcody:
TheLegendofCody Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Artist
Wow Now that's big dragon.
Awesome Jak Wink 
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GodzillaGuy92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Even eighty thousand views does this no justice.
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks so much!
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:icononeonone1162:
OneOnOne1162 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Writer
One of my favourite drawings of Balerion. Wish you'd do one where Balerion is flying over a town spewing fire or the like.
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks! That, is a fantastic idea that is entirely possible.
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:icononeonone1162:
OneOnOne1162 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Writer
Yay! If you end up creating it, you already have one fave ready and waiting. =p
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:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think we're gonna need more than Toothless for this one.
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! "Tootheless? More like, ball-less!" Ha, sorry I couldn't resist, that is a quote from Stephen Colbert's interview with Smaug I just recently saw: thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos…
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ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle:
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DragonZoo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015   Writer
Huge! Dragon of the day on dragon-zoo.tumblr.com
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey sweet, thanks so much!
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dagdamor1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Holy...

Drogon has big "shoes" to fill, doesn't he.

Imo, the armies of the Westerlands and the Reach were miraculously lucky that they lost only 4,000 men to the flames of all three dragons at the Field of Fire. Aegon wanted them subjugated, not exterminated.

If the Conqueror REALLY had wanted his enemies dead, Balerion alone would have probably killed ten times that many. Imagine this monster breathing fire, jeez.

All of a sudden, Torrhen Stark's decision to yield instead of fight seems much more reasonable than craven, doesn't it?
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GH0ST-FACE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist
They're basically the nukes of Westeros. Who the hell wants to get nuked?
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed! Honestly, yeah I don't blame a soul who didn't want to face that in battle. The futility of it lends more credibility to Torrhen than cowardice, I think; the fact that there are still Starks around proves that well enough. Gardeners on the other hand..
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dagdamor1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Speaking of rational people in the North, coincidence that there was no King-Beyond-The-Wall while the Targaryens' Dragons ruled the skies of Westeros? XD
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greywolf15 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
it is my professional opinion that now is the time to panic.
very epic.
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!
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ravenclawtom Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant even describe on awesome this is!
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!
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:iconscoutelie:
Scoutelie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH ITS BEAUTIFUL I CANT EVEN DEAL WITH THIS RIGHT NOW
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!
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Scoutelie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
No problem, I just had an awesomeness overload XD
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M-I-Arias Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Lol look at this smug-ass dragon! XD Awesome job i love the horses too. But are they getting chased? Why were they so close to the dragon? Did the dragon creep up on them? but how ?its so big! How didnt they notice?Oh were they hunting this dragon?why? Dragon tastes terrible. Have you ever eaten dragon by the way? Yes?No? Ah! I hate this! Bye!😤😆
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LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! The idea was that he just landed there, cutting the men on the horses off from the army behind. Of course the events after this were known as the "Field of Fire", so you can guess what occurs next.
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M-I-Arias Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Haha yeah its pretty clear in your drawing. im Just being a dummy hereXD
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:iconlexthomas:
LexThomas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
OMG He is HUGE


Great Work
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Jubens12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I hope Dany's dragons turns out to be distant descendants of this guy : )
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Jubens12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I love how his looks like a combo of T.Rex with alligator. AWESOME ARTWORK !!!! LOVE ALL THE GoT ROYAL PETS !!!
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
If even a mammoth wouldn't satisfy Balerion, I wonder what could he have eaten. Whales perhaps? :P
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Armies of course! I mean, he was the main proponent behind the conquering of Westeros. Balerion was hungry! Then due to his reptilian persuasion, he could lay around for 10 years without eating.
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Lambeflores Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Still not as big as described in the books, because he doesn't seem to be able to literally ''swallow a mammoth whole'' but the sheer size and intimidating effect it has simply makes it an incredible drawing and my overall favourite Balerion piece.
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2014
If we assume GOT mammoths are the same as the real mammoths, Balerion has to have a throat slightly more than 4m (13ft) in diameter to swallow a mammoth. I think that's covered here. :P
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks so much! Well, his head is pretty elevated compared to the horse as well, so if you account for distance, I think its pretty well possible! We're not talking mumakil sized mammoths are we? lol
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconmyrethy:
Myrethy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, f**k. :sprint:
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
He's big...
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TygrisLily Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
o.m.g. 

fantastic work :) 
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TeagenManning Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Easily my favorite representation of Balerion, love it.
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BigFetus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing scale and detail.
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ShivaInEx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Digital Artist
So cool!!!
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