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Dragon, Knight, Alcohol by DarthFar Dragon, Knight, Alcohol by DarthFar
It was rolling into the wee hours of the morning, and the barman's eyes were stubbornly drooping in spite of his many infusions of coffee. He thought about how early he would have to open the tavern in the morrow, and longed desperately for his wife and his bed, but none of the patrons seemed to have inclination to leave. Specifically that confounded pair who insisted on hogging the best seats in the house, and who were dintinctly drawing the horrified interest of the boozing crowd.

The knight and the... dragon. Specifically, a diminutive red dragon with pink wings and a somewhat disgruntled disposition - although it would be fair to say that said disgruntlement was currently being suppressed by the influence of the barrels of alcohol it had imbibed in the past few hours. Not to say that the knight was innocent to the ways of inebriation either. In fact, even the most fleeting of glances would tell you the two were uproariously drunk. *Glances*, if the peals of convulsive laughter coming from their direction were not enough indication of their sozzled condition. Occasionally, you would hear the drunken cries of, "What's that, you say?" followed by outbursts of snorts and giggles that befitted neither champion nor terror-beast.

The crowd had dropped its collective jaw when the unlikely pair rumbled their way into the tavern three hours ago, threatening to bring the timbers down around them as they lashed their tongues vehemently at one another. And then of course sir knight had ordered an ale to keep his throat wet, the dragon had wanted to try some - and one thing had led to another, with the result that the tavern's cellar was being emptied faster on this one night than it normally did in the course of one week.

The barman briefly considered throwing the raucous duo out before the winged one set fire to the alcohol (and subsequently the entire establishment in a ghastly inferno), but the thought of getting his pants singed stopped him. As the merry cries of "More ale!" emanated from their corner, and the hushed orders of another round from other patrons sent the barmaids scurrying, the barman thought sourly that those two had better have the coin to pay for all the drink they'd guzzled.

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Uh, yup. Wilbur and Sir Knight are back - and they're uproariously drunk. I never intended on a second installment - The Dragon and the Knight was meant to be a one-shot - but hell, that just goes to prove one should never say 'never'. I don't think the two have actually become friends; rather, they're probably friendly with each other only through the influence of alcohol. When that influence wears off... they'll probably have too ghastly a hangover to do more than roll over and groan.

And if you're thinking that my mind might have been warped by Gordon Dickson - you're probably not far off. [chuckle]

EDIT (14/9/06): *utarefson670 wondered what it would be like for someone else to colour my lineart, and decided to take up the challenge of doing his own coloured version of this drawing. Check out his version HERE. :D


The dragon (Wilbur) and Sir Knight (Aidan) Farlander.
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:iconjedironald914:
JediRonald914 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Bad Combination!  
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:iconhobbyhinky:
hobbyhinky Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
yep, alcohol makes biggest enemies...or greatest friends :-)
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
:rofl: And it gives you somebody to share a really bad hangover with in the morning.
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ajder Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
gosh... this scene is just so damn funny... I have seen a lot of dragon and knight scenes that stray from the usual dragon fights knight scene... but I must admit, this is the frist time I see a scene when they get drunk togheter... nice...

ANyways... I'm just getting started on learning CG... so I was wondering if... perhaps you could find the time to stop by and give me a few pointers on a few of my works in progress??? ANy help would be greattly apreciated...
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gotherinefoxx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
The little seen side of dungeons and dragons.
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
;)
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Best dragon/knight pairing pic I've ever seen DarthFar, you really brought out the best in what is usually an uneasy relationship!
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Haha, 'uneasy relationship' is probably an understatement! :rofl: Thank you very much.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
You're welcome. Ooh, worse than that? :D
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
... Can you imagine what might happen the next day, when the hangover sets in? ;)
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
XD I just did
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:icondragonide:
Dragonide Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
i love this!
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Thank you very much! :D
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:icondragonide:
Dragonide Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
no problem ^-^
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Ladyeternalflame Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Heheh, I just love this funny picture. I've read both The Dragon and the George, and The Dragon Knight, both very funny. I like that system of magic too. I don't drink alcohol, as a matter of fact I am a Christian southern baptist and I don't approve of drunkeness. But as long as no one is hurt, I guess they're just having fun. But they'll pay for it with the hang over, and how are they going to pay the bill?
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Thank you very much. :D I like it too that Dickson's magical world is real in the sense that you have to pay for what you use - that the magic isn't free-flowing the way it seems to be in so many fantasy novels.

And haha, I don't approve of drinking to excess either (in fact, I don't even drink), but it doesn't seem to stop me from getting my characters utterly plastered. :rofl:

RE: payment - I'm sure that Wilbur, just like all other dragons, has a hoard someplace. Whether or not he can be *persuaded* to part with any of it is a different matter alltogether.
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Ladyeternalflame Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Well, I have characters with flaws like that too.
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:icondragon-architect:
dragon-architect Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
:lmao: Not often we see a drunk dragon.

Hopefully, the bonds of drunkenness mean these two are friends rather than enemies from here on out.
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I have a horrible tendency to use alcohol as a means of getting two opposing parties to agree with one another. ;) Dragons included!

Somehow I get the feeling that nobody who values their life should be within a kilometre radius of the two when the hangover sets in.
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:icondragon-architect:
dragon-architect Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
:lmao:
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:icondragonbreeder:
Dragonbreeder Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
now this is something totally unexpected! drunk dragons FTW! :w00t:


did the dragon get fatter?
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Why, you wondering what (or rather, *who*!) he ate on the way to the tavern? ;)

Drunk dragons, ayuh! :w00t:
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:icondragonbreeder:
Dragonbreeder Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
yes i wanna know what he ate! :XD:



i love dragons a lot, but i never seen one drunk :P mine just eat too much :XD:
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I know which direction to expand this series then. ;)

[LOLs at the idea of dragons that eat too much] I'm amazed they can still fly. :XD:
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:icondragonbreeder:
Dragonbreeder Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
well my dragons don't have wings, so they can grow as fat as they want ^_^
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dragonwarriorsaba Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
thats amzingly hillarious
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Thanks! :D
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VaelDragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! for a happy ending :D
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Well, that's not the end of the series! :laughing: I just haven't had time to work on it.

But... I suppose it's good that they've settled their differences for the moment.
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VaelDragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! of course
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AG88 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even a dragon starts to look good after a few beers. LOL

Very nicely done.
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
:laughing: I don't think anyone could possibly get drunk enough to pick up a dragon.

Thanks!
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ocelott Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
Okay, this is whimsy at its finest. I love the horrified expressions of the onlookers and the way the dragon's wing is wrapped around the knight. :rofl:
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
[chuckle] Thanks! And you know of course that they're all best buddy-ish because they're utterly plastered --
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DarkLordDaishi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
great job! :lol:
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Thanks very much. :)
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:iconkabochan:
KabochaN Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Totally reminds me of that old cartoon movie, "The Flight of Dragons".. I love that movie.. The flowerpot in the back is a nice touch! ^_^
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Thanks! That was my favourite cartoon when I was a kid. :D I have both books that made up the movie - Peter Dickinson's The Flight of Dragons and Gordon Dickson's The Dragon and the George. That being said, Wilbur's drunkenness can probably be blamed on Mr. Dickson's theories about the alcoholic behaviour of dragons.
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:iconkabochan:
KabochaN Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
How are the books? I've always wondered, but never checked them out.
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Which? Dickson's or Dickinson's? I've only managed to find the first book in Gordon Dickson's series (I think there's a grand total of about 9?), but I liked it a lot. Plenty of good fun coupled with decent action. I like it that magic in his world is based on a system of debit and credit (where you have to accumulate enough credit with the Accounting Department to cast spells, and how things must balance at the end), instead of simply being free for use by every sorceror and mage, y'know? :D
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mizzillan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Dragons make good drinking buddies... I'd hate to be stuck with the bill though:D
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Which is why you'd want to make friends with a Very Big Dragon capable of Breathing Fire. (And not one with pink wings who can only puff acrid smoke). ;)
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Frandarts Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
For some reason the little flower behind them is just too cute. Aawww.

They look so happy and jovial too. I bet the dragon will burn the place down. All that alcohol can't be good for its fire breathing control.
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
:)) That flower was a whimsical last-minute addition. I'm glad you like it. [chuckle]

And if you've read the first installment, you'll have noticed that Wilbur can't produce a proper fire... only plenty of smoke. ;) Thank goodness for the bartender!

... Then again, who knows, it might take *alcohol* to get his fire-breathing abilities going.
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utarefson670 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
They look like theyr'e having a jolly ol' time much to the barkeep's dismay. lol

I do not want to be around when that dragon burps.

I like the mood in this, again your earthly colours work very well. I do the image is perhaps slightly too dark.

Great work! :clap:

Would you mind if I coloured this one? It looks like it would be fun!
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Hmm, too dark? I'll see if I can brighten it up a bit. Thanks!

And of all pictures to pick, you hadda pick the one for which the lineart JPEG is 3.2MB!! I hope you appreciate how long it took me to upload this. ;) Oh well, if your computer explodes while downloading/working on this, it's not my fault. :rofl:

[link]

I wouldn't want to be around when the two wake up with a hangover.
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utarefson670 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Lol, I sure know how to pick 'em! :giggle:

Do you have dial up? It downloaded in about 20 seconds for me. :O

Thanks very much, I will be sure to repay your kindness with a job well done. ;)
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
We have so-called broadband. I say 'so-called' because the speed is supposed to be something to the order of 10 Mbps, but it's actually closer to 2 nibbles/hour. [curses student apartment server]

But yeah, have fun. ;)
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narel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
wonderful job :clap:
and funny:rofl:
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:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
Thanks very much. :D
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