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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

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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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dagdamor1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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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greywolf15 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
it is my professional opinion that now is the time to panic.
very epic.
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:iconlindseyburcar:
LindseyBurcar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!
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:iconravenclawtom:
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  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:iconscoutelie:
Scoutelie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:iconlindseyburcar:
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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:iconjubens12:
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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:iconjubens12:
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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:iconrandomdinos:
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 Digital 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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:iconrandomdinos:
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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iNSaNiTYDragon2000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   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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:iconbigfetus:
BigFetus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing scale and detail.
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:iconshivainex:
ShivaInEx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Digital Artist
So cool!!!
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:iconcheshiresmile:
CheshireSmile Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is fantastic, MASSIVE
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:iconhillerj:
hillerj Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Fantastic job!
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:icontgreenleaf:
TGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is unbelievable. Amazing work!
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:iconmongoosemyth:
MongooseMyth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Looks like I've found a new phone background.
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:iconlodeinart:
LodeinArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop:

Wow! Just... wow! I don't even know what to say. This is the best "Song of Ice and Fire" dragon rendition I have ever seen.
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TakingLiberty Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Breathtaking! :happybounce: 
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thefadedpanda Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what would happen if it was mating, probably mini earthquakes? 
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:icondeadpegasus:
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Then let's hope they mate midair.
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:icondoublexedge:
DoublexEdge Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Kinda looks like my dog.
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:iconthep4gan:
TheP4GAN Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Massively EPIC !!! O_O
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:iconironiccapability:
IronicCapability Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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:icontandoujivit:
TandoujiVit Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
OMG @,@ Balerion is moooore bigger here than in my imagination when I read the books 😨
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The only thing more frightening than Balerion, was the man who rode on his back. 
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EquisEspada Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
when I zoomed in more I was only more amazed by the artwork and the size of the dragon.
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AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
jesus!!! he's huge!!! Amazing work though :)
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:iconwayleen:
Wayleen Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
This is so incredibly amazing... Wow, I'm speechless ! So much strength, cruelty and comes out from Balerion ! He is really frightening to look at !! And I'm not the kind to be easily frightened, lol. This is stunning, you did an amazing job ! Just... just... like wow. You know? 
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chicho234 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
RUN!, is Godzilla only 2500 years earlier (Nostalgia Critic joke). 
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:iconmojomeerkat:
Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN!!!! HE"S NOT JUST HUGE, HE'S A FRIGGIN' FORCE OF NATURE!!!! Time to haul ass out of here! 
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Kidneybean7 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would hang this on my wall as a poster

IF I HAD ONE!
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atrossart Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is looking absolutely great. Wonderful detail. On closer inspection, the rear leg that's obscured by atmosphere and dust is throwing me a little. Seems pushed too far back in perspective. Overall, you're still absolutely killing it.
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hikarinokimi Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
Holy sh.. When I've seen this picture I wondered how fast I should run to survive this enormous being..
Well, I would have to say my prayers ._.
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