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Say whaaat?

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By alecan   |   Watch
Published: June 20, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 alecan
Painted in Photoshop with a technique I'm really starting to like(just need to get better at it and faster), by painting it in grayscale first and applying color on a layer on top.

Took about 6 hours? And really made my hand hurt ;)

Let me know what you think :)
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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RavenCoronaProfessional General Artist
Lovely done.
Penzone's avatar
Wow du är väldigt bra på både drakar/djur och detaljer :) jag är imponerad! Har du ritat dem länge?
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lonedragon155Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol love
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Crimson-Dragon-KingHobbyist General Artist
Nice Job! :)
LeopardKnight's avatar
nice draconic expression on this one. also nice fork in the tongue, strange detail to notice, but i did, *shrug*
nutropix's avatar
It's nothing! nothing!!
b...bay bay~~!
Genome707's avatar
Say what? Nice dragon.

:iconannoyingorangeplz::iconsaysplz: Hey dragon, you're an apple!

:iconnetarliargus::iconsaysplz: What? I don't get it...
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TsuriaDragonHobbyist Filmographer
beautifully design great texture and the colors are wow I love this picture great ms.Alecan ^^
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Aaron-Radney General Artist
I was curious about something with this image. When you say you applied a color layer on top, how did you apply the color layer? Was it just a normal layer on top in photoshop or did you use something like an overlay or multiply layer?
alecan's avatar
I used a layer with the setting "color" :)
Malibuking11's avatar
That looks amazing great job!
beastlygurl's avatar
Love love love :) Your coloring and detail is very nice. I am still learning with digital painting and layers but doing grayscale first and then applying color sounds very logical to me, I would have never thought of it, I will defiantly be trying that method.
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LukhanusHobbyist Filmographer
Very cool!
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SleinadFlarHobbyist Digital Artist
Like you, I like painting grayscale first and adding color later. It's a lot less messy than blending colors, and it's a lot easier to adjust color balance and shading and stuff.
Great result BTW. VERY cool dragon!
alecan's avatar
Yes, so truew. Though it took me a lot of years to discover that ;) :D
Atlas231's avatar
Great details as usual! You are quite an excellent dragonartist!
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You are much welcome!
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MeowimatorHobbyist Digital Artist
I WANNA RIDE IT!!!! :dummy:
Rachuw's avatar
Nice dragons i love dragons!
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I hope you took breaks. Because 6 hours straight..... my head hurts by just looking at the image.
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