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Magic dragon pet
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Published: January 8, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 ajder
It initially started as a practice work based on Raymond's cube tutorial:

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As such there's no real story to it ( unlike my other works wich usually have an elaborated story behind them ). The dragon character ( called "Draghi", depicted here in hatchling state ) belongs to me and the cube belongs to Raymond. I still didn't quite grasp the concept of secondary lightsources, but this has helped me a lot reguardless. And it's my first troully finished CG work.
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iEMT's avatar
iEMT|Student General Artist
Hi, this is Jason, assistant manager of the facebook page Dragon of the Day! We've featured your picture on our page with credits given and a direct link back here. Keep up the great work!
-Jason
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VWolfdog's avatar
VWolfdog|Hobbyist General Artist
I love the soft lighting you achieved!
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ajder's avatar
THanks, glad you do. My but was this an old project... first digital painting.
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AmazonDrachin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ist cute
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ajder's avatar
thanks.
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cooltime17's avatar
cooltime17|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :+fav:
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JoeltheSwedishDragon's avatar
Aww, sweet. <3
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ajder's avatar
thanks...
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JoeltheSwedishDragon's avatar
Welcomes
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retroboy78's avatar
Very nice!
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ajder's avatar
thanks...
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soraluandrei's avatar
Imi place foarte mult expresia lui si imi place ca ai scris in romana pe carte "vraji".
Imi place atmosfera intregii imagini.E foarte calda.
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ajder's avatar
mersi...
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Deutsche-Drache's avatar
Could I make a suggestion for another drawing? It seems that Draghi is the focal point in your drawings, as though he were a mirror that reflects the emotions and feelings of the other characters.

May I recommend you make another version of this drawing, except this time stage it at Christmas. Replace the cube with a wrapped Christmas gift that Jon has just set before Draghi. The point of view is from Jon as he watches Draghi about to open his first Christmas gift. And perhaps have Draghi looking up into the viewer's face (as representing Jon) and reflecting Jon's feelings of love for Draghi.
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ajder's avatar
maybe for Christmas...
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Deutsche-Drache's avatar
Great! I look forward to seeing it should you decide to do it.
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At first, I didn't read your description before viewing the painting and mistakenly thought this was a Christmas scene where Jon had given Draghi his first Christmas gift, and Draghi is very excited to see what Jon gave him.

Oh well. I still like looking at Draghi's facial expressions, even if he is fascinated by the shiny jewel!
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ajder's avatar
thank you...
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JJDrakon's avatar
This picture is awesome. :+fav:
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ajder's avatar
thanks...
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JJDrakon's avatar
You'r welcome.
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Ok! There is a fe things i must say about this masterpiece. First off, this is what i have been "hopeing" my drawings would turn out like. Second, i have heard that you have taught urself all this time, and i would have to say that this is beyond what others would be able to produce. I have also heard, that you believe that your art isn't very good. But yet, i see talent al over your art, and love them!!!! So it would be pretty hard for you to convice be other wise.
This is spectacular!!!! And must i say, fantastic!!! i promised myself not to grovel but, wow! I wish i could draw like u (promise broken!)!!!! I was also referanced to your art, and i am very much overpleased by this art, and would love to see every ounce of art you can put out!!!!!!!!
Oh, and i can't really find any mistakes for this drawing. I mean, people could say that the candle's light is off, because of the window's light, but they have to remeber that the candle procues a different shade of yellow, so it isperfectly fine!
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ajder's avatar
Well, to be honest I'm not trying to convince people that my art isn't good, that's just my opinion. If you want to see REAL art go visit artists like Ironshod, or RalphHorsley or kerembeyit right here on deviantart.

Thanks for the compliments but I think you are overexagerating.

As for the critick, indeed the candlelight isn't quite right, but then again so is a lot of stuff in my art, wich I'm working and striving to fix with every piece I make, though it's a slow and not very rewarding process.
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Oh! I have to take your account on thir art!!! Off to visit their galleries i go!

Overexagerating? Ur so modest =D! i am clearly staing the facts, and idk how many great comments you get a day!! U have alot of experiance, and wihtout any learning from anyoen, which i find so impressive!

I believe its fine, but then again, i don't really know alot of about secondary light sources. Yes true, and you have learned a great deal of it, and i a still trying!! Yeah! Fix? Don't need to huff and puff about your previous work! If you belive that you have failed in anyway, you can always start another, and learn from ur mistakes. But most of the times, i end up ruining my drawing by trying to fix something.
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