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This is some old stuff in the middle of making a bunch of new work. It's still interesting to get responses to stuff I'm starting to forget in the attic.
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because faith is a terrifying thing. XD
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:iconkarichristensen:
karichristensen Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional
Exactly!
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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svetaalex9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it!
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Shilokh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know your drawing since long ago, I've always liked it!

Recently I found a book that has almost the same drawing, the one quoted by FrancyRhamira. Are you the one who drew the cover, or was it stolen?
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional
Do you have a link to the book? I know there is an Italian fantasy book where the cover artist copied my painting exactly.
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Shilokh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must be the same one.

Here's the link for the french book on amazon: [link]

It must exist in english too, but I don't know the title.
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FrancyRhamira Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Photographer
Great work, but... It's very similar at the cover of "Cronache del Mondo Emerso - La missione di Sennar"... [link]
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional
Yeah, he stole my composition. Notice how old my painting is and when this other illustration was published. He's done it with another of my paintings. I noticed this particular cover when I was in Italy. I was annoyed.
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GothicBrokenBabe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Ok, I'm sorry. I thinked that was YOU the art thief, but I've noticed that your work was realized BEFORE that one of Barbieri... I'm pissed off and annoyed, and I think that I'll contact Barbieri to ask him expainations about all this... -.- I loved him, but now that I know that he's an art stoler...
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FrancyRhamira Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Photographer
I had not noticed the date of composition of your work... Excuse my lack of attention.
I'm sorry for what happened to you...
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:iconkarichristensen:
karichristensen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional
Thanks for the apology and expressing your concern with the artist. It is very unprofessional behavior to copy another artist's painting. Mr. Paolo is risking all his creditability and could be blacklisted by publishers.

He did not respond to my efforts to contact him. Did you email him? Please let me know if he is showing the image on his website or any other website like deviantart.

Thanks again.
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GothicBrokenBabe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Paolo is not subscrived to DA, he only have a personal website and a FB page; and I suppose he's very very clever, 'cause he uploaded ALL book covers he painted - but not the 'incriminated' one. By the way, you can still see it searching on the net, writing 'La missione di Sennar' on Google Images ._. You have all my support - and I'm not a Barbieri fan anymore, even if - as you have already noticed - he's a good artist. I'm disappointed.
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional
No problem, I appreciate the reminder. I was going to do something about this after my visit to Italy and things got too busy.

Yeah, it's annoying, the guy seems to be a decent artist and should be able to come up with his own ideas.

Looking at his painting again- he even has the chains for the armor in the same place! It looks like he just painted on top of my piece.
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Aeritus91 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Student General Artist
It remember me a cover of a book i'vr just read
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:iconphrostie:
phrostie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
very cool!
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:iconfromthoughttoink:
FromThoughtToInk Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
I love dragons, don't know how the story went to tame this dragon. The woman looks so innocent, tamed it's heartless heart? :O Great job...i like the horns aswell, and the snout!
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:iconhindorf:
Hindorf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing just amazing!
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:iconkagome15booklover:
kagome15booklover Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
yo,mr. snipo...i wuv the bakground. it makes methnk im under water, sweet!
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:iconironshod:
Ironshod Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
Nice to meet you on DA :) This is a great image. I love the colours and the way you have the rider looking up out of the picture in contrast to the dragon looking down.
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional
Thank you:) It's good to get your feedback. It's a really old piece. I don't really like the rendering. But it still seems to appeal to quite a few people.
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:iconbeccybex:
BeccyBex Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
Awesome design....love the armoury...:thumbsup::D
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:iconkarichristensen:
karichristensen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional
Thank you and thanks the :+fav:
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:iconbeccybex:
BeccyBex Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006   Traditional Artist
My pleasure...:dance:
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:iconnigram:
nigram Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
,,,,,,,very nice work/,.,./.,/..
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:iconwolfpaw:
wolfpaw Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Wow, it is very cool :D
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:iconwonder-fool:
wonder-fool Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
this is beautiful - I love how it's meditative yet still has a sense of anticipation. the background could be more interesting, and the girl kind of pales in comparison with the dragon, but the piece is still stunning.
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wonder-fool Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
this is beautiful - I love how the girl looks very meditative but there's a sense of anticipation as well. I suppose the background could be a little more interesting, and the girl kind of pales in comparison with the dragon, but overall this piece is still stunning.
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:iconsqial:
Sqial Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005   Photographer
very very cool xxx
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:icondrakonica:
Drakonica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
uh ye wow ow owwoowowo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would like to be that girl ;)
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:icontsarmatt:
tsarmatt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
great work
but a better background would go a long way
:thumbsup:
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:iconmodulator:
MODULATOR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004   Digital Artist
that one is awsome ...the detail ....the colors good shit !
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:iconflaims:
Flaims Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004   Traditional Artist
I am envious of your dragon skillz. If I could I would buy the biggest print you have of this, but I can't. Oh well.............
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:iconrevfish:
RevFish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004   Traditional Artist
:+fav: it! this is amazing work.. I really like your style! :D
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:icongreenfroggies:
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2003   General Artist
wow!
Amazing!

That is beautiful- the background is cool too!

+fav
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:iconbonnita:
bonnita Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
wow this is stunningly beautiful i love dragons
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:iconsagawa:
Sagawa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2003
TVery good job withthis one. The dragon is scary, so the lady really rules!!
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:iconjust-kill-me:
Just-kill-me Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2003   Writer
Ooookkay this pic way beyond cool. Awesome work. (Instant fav)
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:iconboomboom:
boomboom Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2003
This is elegant and graceful, with a lot of beautiful detail. I love the chains that weave around the creature's neck and the horns that are plated.



+fav
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:iconladymorgana:
ladymorgana Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2003  Professional Photographer
that's really wonderful!
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:iconlhs:
lhs Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2003
Awsome!
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
awesome..great details and colours :) (Smile)
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caitiff00 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2003
I really like this image. It is very inspiring for some reason. Some thing about how the girl looking kinda inocent and the dragon being dark and powerful. I love it! I think it is totally cool the way it is. How ever i would love to see some extra detail in the neck of the dragon, mainly adding some shadows around the bottom of the scales along the neck. You wanted critisism... But that was the only thing i could think of :) (Smile)
Rock on!
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:iconturel:
turel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2003
I wanna ride the dragon!!!!
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:iconbindey:
bindey Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2003   Artisan Crafter
I love this one just so mutch!

details are great

the dragon is just perfect!

~bindey~
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:icontheognis:
theognis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2003
nice picture. love the detail and the dragon is a nice one :-) (Smile)
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:iconnebelkraehe:
nebelkraehe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome work... I love her pose and the colors... great picture!
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