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Sun Rays and Waves Dragonite

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I just got a new tablet! YAY! It came with a program called ArtRage Studio, and that's what I used to make this digital painting.

The Dragonite is meant to look like it's drawn with Crayons. The beach has sort of the same look, but a little smoother.
I could never successfully make a digital drawing have that Crayon texture using any other program so far. I'm impressed with this digital painting program! I have more to try, also! ;p


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Oh it's very cute ! #149 Dragonite 
Spending a day on the beach with Dragonite, it would be too cute and cool! 
The effect "painting pencil" is well done and beautiful, good job. Dragonite emoticon 
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AltiaStudioProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much! I remember this one taking me a few hours. I was new to the crayon-ish effect, but I think I have better tricks to use next time! Thank you for taking the time to comment! :heart:
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You're welcome ;) .
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Nice picture. Sorry posted the other comment in the wrong section.
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Thanks for the llama
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SpiritDragonTanoStudent General Artist
The way you drew him looks beautiful imo ^___^

Dragonite has always been a personal fav of mine since I first saw it, which I think was Gen 2.
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AltiaStudioProfessional General Artist
Yayy! Thank you so much! :glomp: I'm glad you can appreciate Dragonite. I just love its innocent, adorable face. :aww:
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SpiritDragonTanoStudent General Artist
Dragonite is one of my favorite pokemon..lol :3 Just look at my username xD
Yesh, the face is the best part ^____^
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HypramanHobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute :love:
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Emperor-LeeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw! So cute! :heart:
Gah, I just love Dragonite. Best Poke`mon ever! :D
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nightandkaiHobbyist Photographer
you should take a look at my profile then!
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Emperor-LeeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, That's a lot of Dragonites! XD
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nightandkaiHobbyist Photographer
Lol I know!
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AltiaStudioProfessional General Artist
Awwh, thanks so much! :hug:
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Oooh, I love how you colored this! The water looks really neat!
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Thank you so much! I've never drawn water like that before, so it was definitely something new. I appreciate the comment! :D
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That crayon effect is screaming "Yoshi's Island" at me. Pretty effective. I can see maybe a noise filter at work for that.

The look it has is pretty cute, and the color scheme is bright/vivid. But I cannot help but think the tail looks like it's attached a bit sideways (to the left) :/
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While Yoshi's Island had almost the same sort of crayon style, you might notice that this is drawn a bit different. Characters and objects were drawn with thick outlines, and they had less depth. There were no noise filters because I used a program caller "ArtRage Studio" which carries the bare minimum amount of features to serve only as a digital painting program, rather than a photo manipulation program. Yeah, I felt I had a few issues with the tail, but to be honest, even though I worked on this for a couple hours, wasn't striving for perfection, so I let it be. I was basically trying out the new program and learning its features through a small project. He's certainly no masterpiece, but this will be remembered as my trial using ArtRage Studio.
The two major complaints I have about it is the inability to adjust hues, brightness and saturation by layer, and the inability to mirror the image (to help pick out ugly flaws like the tail). Thanks for your comment! ...And sorry for the long reply, I tend to do that. ^^;
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Fair enough. I can dish out long replies, too at times :XD:

I'm torn between several programs, myself. Anymore, if I need a feature that isn't in one, I'll export a layer or whatnot, do what I need to do, and return it to the other programs if necessary. That said, that means I can't do normal layering. But, whatever works works in the end :shrug:
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I think a lot of people do that. I do sometimes, too! I ran this particular one through GIMP after I painted everything just to scale it down and edit the contrast a little. At one point, I wanted to edit a couple layers, but ArtRage Studio can't add the alpha channel for transparency. Layers start out transparent in the program, but there's no option to output an image file with transparency in it, so that made it difficult. But hey, it was a learning experience. :aww:
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Well, I guess it isn't too uncommon, then. I have a setup that involves MS paint for lines, GIMP/Dogwaffle for shading, and Paint.net for layering, effects, and final touches. The bright side of it, as you've implied, is that it allows for learning a lot of cool things between them.
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I would slap you for saying you use MS Paint (not really, lolol), but it really has improved, so it can be quite the useful tool. It's cool that you go between programs like that, because it allows you to do things with your art that you couldn't do otherwise. I'm still taking time to figure out how to use all of the programs that I have, and there's just so much to learn. I'm working on it, though! I'm going to try to create an interactive Pokemon story with animations, using Adobe Flash Professional. I love that program to death, and I hardly even understand the program as of yet. I've only been able to make .gifs and small flash animations, but there is so much more that I want to do with it. ;p
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You might as well slap me XP I hate the new versions of paint... I think they've screwed it up, save for the greater amount of undo and zoom-out feature. I carry an old windows XP version of it around with me to do my work with lol The new versions place anchors down when using the curve tool that get in my way when doing lines... they're a pain in the ass.

Wow, I was going to do the exact same thing with my project here. I got my hands on flash a few years back, and nothing ever became of it, sadly. But at this point, with my knowledge of XHTML (I can write entire web pages with nothing but notepad and a few art programs), I'm looking at HTML5 as a possible revive of this in the future. I'm also trying to get my artwork to a respectable place before I do XP But I have at least made it to the small animations milestone. Though, instead of gifs, I prefer to use the newer animated PNG format... looks a bit better.
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Oh wow! Takes a lot of know-how to do that sort of thing! Kudos to you! :nod:
Wow! I actually had no idea there was such thing as a .PNG animation format... I ought to look into that, that's quite something! ;p
I feel old now... LOL
That's cool that you are going to do that, too! I'm going to do a story about an Archen, and it'll be split into parts. Then when it's near done or if it gathers enough recognition, I'm hoping to give way a sort of 'event' Archen to go along with the story. I could distribute it over Wi-Fi. :D
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