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Enter the Story by brightredrose Enter the Story by brightredrose
EDIT:  I am floored by how many people have taken a liking to this piece.  But I have a confession. 
I have never seen the film adaptation of nor read the Neverending Story. 
I humbly beg your forgiveness.  The title AND description to this piece were in reference to the movie Enter the Dragon.  I realize now that it could easily be construed as a hint to Neverending Story rather than a really bad movie pun. 

So no, this is not Falkor.  This is actually reasonably close to what dragons in Korean mythology are said to look like. 
Not Falkor  Bad Title, Bad.  Stop misleading people. 

The reason I bring this up is not because I have any problem with people seeing this dragon as Falkor.  It's a fair enough comparison--they're both mammalian in appearance.  It's because the original source material--the "dragon" art from Korea, and the art of China from which it drew inspiration--is worth remembering as well, and it's awesome, and I'm a total mythology nerd, and if you love Falkor, you should definitely check his Korean grand-daddies and his Chinese great-grand-daddies out sometime.  Because that art is amazing, and much more amazing than this homage here (for one thing, it was created without aid of pencil or computer). 

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My use of title puns has gone beyond the mere "cheesy" level.

Illustration for the first page of a new book project. 
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Given 2014-09-20
Enter the Story by brightredrose is a charming illustration, giving a feel of a new adventure in an interesting world. ( Featured by STelari )
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niaodelia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
This is lovely. I particularly like the way you chose to break the frame with this fine fellow.
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:iconlilicarolmc:
lilicarolmc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely love.
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist
That dragon thing from Never Ending Story used to creep me out. But this is nice :aww:
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can kind of see why.  Thank you!  :)
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist
No problem :D
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
This is lovely. I particularly like the way you chose to break the frame with this fine fellow.

I have always, it seems, preferred Asian dragons to European dragons; which shows a bit. :)
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
I like both, but there's no doubt that the Eastern and Western "dragons" aren't really the same creature.  :) 
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
They most certainly are not the same. :)
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:iconthetwiggydance:
TheTwiggyDance Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Though I would probably have thought of Falkor regardless, I think it was the title "Enter the Story" that made me think that. He doesn't exactly look like him (Falkor kind of looks like some strange version of a teletubby to me)... haha
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it just didn't occur to me what the title would imply. :XD:  Oh well, 'tis a flattering comparison regardless. 
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:iconconnan-bell:
Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is reminding me of "The Neverending Story," and if that's the case, I may not have time to enter this one. 
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha!  I wouldn't say no to an adventure like that either, but it's actually based on some amazing Korean painted drums and decorated ceramics.  :)  BUT hey, I'm told that this Falkor guy is pretty awesome too, so thanks!  :)
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Whenever you can be compared to Falkor, it's a complement (unless it's the Falkor from either of the sequels, then it's a huge slap-in-the-face insult and you should hit someone for that!!!).
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
XD  I will avoid the sequels then. 
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:iconemeraldthewolf:
EmeraldTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey you, thanks!  :) 
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:icondragonram107:
DragonRam107 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing O.O
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondragonram107:
DragonRam107 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
np :)
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh this is lovely. Congrats for the DD.
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Of course!
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:iconpowder-sugar:
powder-sugar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!!
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  :)
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:iconpowder-sugar:
powder-sugar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconwikitiki7:
WikiTiki7 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
beautiful!
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconwikitiki7:
WikiTiki7 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Welcome :D
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:iconvekafitzfrancis:
VekaFitzfrancis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is that in reference to the 'Neverending Story'?
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
See updated description for the real answer to that question.  ;) 
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:iconrogerioguimaraes:
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Very Nice artwork.
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you  :)
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:iconrogerioguimaraes:
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
You are welcome.
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:icondragonwings90:
dragonwings90 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Deserves the DD
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  :D 
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:icondarkoliver:
DarkOliver Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Majestic.
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondarkoliver:
DarkOliver Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
No problem.
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:iconmynameisblupyro:
Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
The never ending stoooory
aaah-aaaah
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually it's not, and I really need to re-think that title.  XD 
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:iconmynameisblupyro:
Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I know its not, and you had it coming, buudy.
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't dislike the comparison though.  :) 
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TalonTali Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
This reminds me of Neverending Story. Really cool.
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really have to read that, apparently.  XD  Thank you!
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TalonTali Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
The movie's pretty good.
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:iconfeldrand:
feldrand Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
a very well deserved DD - congrats...
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  :D 
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! :wow:
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:iconbrightredrose:
brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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