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The silent killer by SilverWolfi The silent killer by SilverWolfi
OK, this took me for about two weeks, but it was totally worth it! :D

Now, here's an explanation. This is drawn with black ink and red watercolour on a 40 x 50 paper sheet. That evil dragon isn't an OC, I drew it trying to make it looking realistic and frightening.

When I posted the first part of the sketch of this drawing I said this piece is probably gonna be really important for me, and now I'll say why. That striped thing isn't a pole for doing lap dance (as a person said when she saw this for the first time... -.-), it's one of the two smokestacks of an enormous coal-fired power station located in Vado Ligure, a little town on the Ligurian coast in the province of Savona (maybe you've heard of other little towns in the same zone, as Spotorno, Alassio, Varazze, Loano and Varigotti). It's a monster which everyday burns about 5000 tons of coal. The sea here is extraordinarily blue as it's extraordinarily polluted. And the air is full of poisons. For example, in our air the levels of arsenic, chrome, cadmium, mercury and other toxic substances are terribly over the natural levels and the legal limits. These poisons, moreover, fastly travel in the air, and also other towns are victim of this pollution (the biggest towns near Savona are Imperia and Genoa). Not only the air and the sea are polluted, not only here there are lots of people who suffer of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other patologies because of pollution (for example, I have a problem with my eyes because of smog, I should use eye drops every evening), but now the company that manages the power station wants to build another plant which will burn OTHER HUNDREDS OF TONS OF COAL EVERY DAY. The horrible thing is that with the permission of the Region and of the Province this THING will be built and citizens can do NOTHING to stop it!!! I think you should understand that this is unfair! Coal is the most polluting fuel and, also with the most advanced technologies, it is a threat for health and environment. And anyway, also if coal were the right choice (but it isn't), the final decision should be due of citizens who live in the zone. So, we started a "fight" against coal. In Savona was "born" the "Rete Savonese: fermiamo il carbone" (from Italian to English: "Savonese Network: Let's stop coal"). Lots of associations are part of the Rete. Personally, I'm a member of "Uniti Per La Salute - Associazione ONLUS" (from ITA to ENG: "United For Health - ONLUS Association"), which is at its time part of the Rete.
Perhaps you've already seen this power station: it is immediately in front of the main road. So, for example, if you travelled from France to Italy by road along the coast and you went over Savona, you've certainly seen it. You can recognize its two enourmous red and white smokestacks.

Now, let's say other things about this drawing: the evil dragon represents the threat of pollution. The title "The silent killer" is refered to pollution, too.

Nothing else to say (I've already said much ;)).
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starsnpapers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Woah, I wish I had this talent. Make use of it well, you're awesome! I love the detail in the wings btw and I love how the drawing has so much meaning and depth behind it as well. Love it SilverWolfi. +fav 
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your words! :hug:
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Eltanin-Griffazur Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing! Not only the art, which is very impressive with all the details, but also the meaning... You did a great job on this! :icondragonnod2:
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you very much!! :D And thank you so much for the watch as well, I really appreciate it. :hug:
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Eltanin-Griffazur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Great detail!
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Thank you! :D
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Alistrega Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Stranamente mi moooolto familiare questo disegno =)
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Stranamente... ;).
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The wings look unbelievably cool.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thank you! :)
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BrendaMaryan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is awesome.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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Dragolith213 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked at this and I thought I saw the dragon holding onto a giant cigarette. That would be a funny message about not smoking considering a dragon breathes it all the time :)
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
That's true! :XD:
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats very unfortunate... ):
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Yes :(! We're trying to do everything possible to save our health and environment. :(
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Stargazer69 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I love the wings!
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Thank you! :D
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Stargazer69 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Your welcome!:D
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1DragonKitty3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it looks amazing! But perhaps next time having in somewhat on top of or coming out of the smoke stack to better represent the smoke or smog instead of around it. BUT I absolutely love how some parts of the dragon are complex while other parts are simple.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Thank you! :D
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Combak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Preface: I know little to nothing about Italian politics.

Is there seriously nothing you can do about it? I would think that you could sue them at the very least...
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Oh, we are trying to do it. Since there are the permissions to build the system, that's probably the only way to stop it. For now the local law court is doing an investigation, so if there were a sentence before the system is built... We hope. :)
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Combak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Ah, good.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
We hope in a sentence. A referendum would be really good, too.
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Combak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Err... yeah.
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! Well something sure, he look realistic to me. About your art, I really like the detail work you have done in this amazing piece of art so as the dragon pose on this red pillar.
-surly this is a nice work and keep it up ^^
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks! :D
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are gladly welcome
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WriterSpy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Un giorno, quando aprirò la pagina di un tuo disegno, morirò di infarto.
Ti giuro, mi avrai sulla coscienza se continui a postare bellezze simili! I particolari sono stupendi! Mamma mia, davvero che gran pazienza. Tutto quel nero, quelle ali... QUELLA CODA! *muore*
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Dài, non esagerare :XD:! In ogni caso sono contenta che ti piaccia! :)
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WriterSpy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Ma è vero! Io non ce la faccio a farli così, nemmeno con mesi di allenamento. Non è molto il mio genere, anche se renderebbero davvero bene.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Be', ci vuole MOLTISSIMO esercizio. E bisogna anche avere molta passione per il genere! Per esempio io con il computer faccio fatica a disegnare e con le tempere sono un disastro! :XD:
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WriterSpy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Eh eh, con il computer io me la cavo abbastanza... e con le tempere sono pure io un disastro. I miei unici voti a scuola sono stati 4 e mezzo e 4...
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
A scuola non ci hanno mai fatto usare le tempere. Le uniche esperienze che ho avuto sono state "amatoriali" per conto mio (e mi è venuta sempre una chiazza unica). Con i colori ad olio me la cavo leggermente meglio. Leggermente nel senso che almeno si distingue una figura :XD:. Con gli acquerelli me la cavo. In questo disegno per il rosso della ciminiera ho usato l'acquerello rosso. Ho fatto solo due disegni "grossi" con gli acquerelli, ma non posso metterli su DA perché i fogli sono troppo grossi per entrare nello scanner. In ogni caso non li uso molto, anche se ultimamente sto pensando di "ripescarli".
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WriterSpy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Io con gli acquerelli faccio sempre un macello... eppure alle medie prendevo 10. Gli stessi disegni adesso all'Artistico corrisponderebbero a un 4, però questi son dettagli...
Nah, io mi trovo meglio con il digitale, anche se adesso ho voglia di provare effettivamente a fare qualche lavoretto con le tempere. Tanto da tenermi anche in allenamento per l'anno prossimo.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Io in ogni caso mi sento a mio agio con l'inchiostro nero, ma provare nuovi stili è sempre una cosa buona. :)
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DragonOfWar92-DP Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fargli vedere i sorci verdi a quelle industrie sputa-diossina!!! :XD:

Il motivo delle ali del drago sono quasi simili ai tappeti persiani.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Per il motivo delle ali all'inizio avevo pensato a qualcosa di simile a dei fulmini, ma poi è venuto fuori un pattern quasi insensato. :XD:
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DragonOfWar92-DP Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
diciamo... un'allucinazione di Paul Klee... Scherzo!:XD:

Visto che se attiva, fai un giretto nella mia gallery.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Adesso sto "submittando" il disegno nei vari gruppi, se ci riesco lo faccio dopo, poi ti dirò cosa penso sul tuo account. :)
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DragonOfWar92-DP Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, Costy.
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Nerdy-Butterfly Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the head is kinda small, but thats wat i think, BUT IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you! :D
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boobahzone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
un palo per la lap dance? ma nooo XD fantastico wolfi! Mi chiedo come fai a mettere tanti dettagli con la penna .u.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Guarda, ci sono quasi impazzita sopra, :XD:! Ci ho impiegato più di una settimana solo a fare le ali, xD!
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boobahzone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
si vede che ne valsa la pena _
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Grazie :aww:! In ogni caso sono contenta di come sia venuto, e se alla fine si è soddisfatti del risultato ne è sempre valsa la pena. :aww:
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