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A fantasy piece I've been working for a  couple of weeks now.
Honestly I don't know what else to do on it so I'll just move on to other stuff.
Inspired by Blind Guardian.…

Edit: updated and cleaned certain things related to detail, light and some color.
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Ok to the start of, i am not the best artist/ critic, but will give it my best shot,
Overall the piece is awesome! Every part is well realized. The dragons design is nicely done, background is awesome and detailed, the swarm of tiny critters are very well defined. The thing that most impresses me is the breathing fire bit. The flame is well made and i love the small detail that the throat is also lit. I can definitely see how this was inspired by heavy metal.
Though i guess my only gripe with this work is that its not very original.
But again overall this is a great piece of work!
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I'm at a loss for words to describe how freaking magnificent this piece is. I'm amazed by the level of detail you put into the fire the black dragon breathes: it's scalding blue when it comes out of its mouth, then becomes white hot as it evolves into an orange plume and decants into a dark red plume. There's also that tree branch down to the left: it's amazing how it deceives the eye into thinking it's one among many small dragons flying around.

I also love the way you play around with colors. Although blacks, browns and other opaque colors prevail throughout the piece, you still allowed for plenty of nuances. The sky gradually gets darker as it reaches the clouds, and the buildings themselves are an abode of darkness as the only light emanates from what appears to be sleet, snow and sheer cliffs at the very bottom. Dunno why, but this pic strikes me as a reinterpretation of the Darkening of Valinor from The Silmarillion, connection to Blind Guardian notwithstanding. Be as it may, congratulations on a job well done.
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Butterflybarna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
This is really cool!
FerrerasBS Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
One word: GREAT!
TheOfficialLobst Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Getting some heckin strong Dark Souls Lotheric vibes from this
whiterabbitdev Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Hello, I run a very small indie dev company and we are looking for people to help create our newest RPG fantasy game we need artists for concept art for our game if you are interested please email me at

Whitefurwolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wolfram96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
the picture feel dynamic and alive, and u can almost drown in the atmosphere :)

love your dragon, he has just the right proportions (for me, i know everyone has different opinions on that front)
Dezigre Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no words, it is just cool
JS2080 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Deadly!! Very Cool!!!
Exeidur Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome! I love the effect of the fire in the dragon's throat :0
joncarcosa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Disco inferno!
blackcatmd Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Nice little battle scene!
juliodelrio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
thetrollsapprentice Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Holy crap this is fucking amazing
Spellsword95 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding! Love it!
Bonus points for Blind Guardian. It gives off a Middle-Earth vibe from a first glance.

Question: How do you work on a single artwork for weeks? I tend to forsake my works unfinished after three days or so.
000Fesbra000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you just got to keep at it. What I do is to multitask between works so i don't get bored doing just one. Typical is to be working at 3 images at the same time. Sound like juggling but what it really is is like working 2 hours on one 3 hours on the other and some sketching and advancing on the rest... that for everyday.
Spellsword95 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I thought. I usually forget what are some layers responsible for, what brushes I used on certain parts and where I was heading when actually working on a piece, a hundred years ago.
Well, I'm off to actually finish some ancient sketches.
000Fesbra000 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you go get em tiger
FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
incredible work  :)
N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Great! Just Amazing!
IrishBecky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! Outstanding!
Chiletrek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
 It looks amazing! The proportions, the shape of the head and wings are outstanding, and the overall scene is awesome.

 Keep up the great work!.
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

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