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Mystical forest

By ArkaEdri
I let you decide what I should draw and this is the result. As you remember we had following requirements

Emotion: [ ] Dangerous, [x] Friendly
Dragon Age: [ ] baby, [x] Adult, [ ] old
Dragon Color: [ ] Dark, [] Light, [x] Blue, [ ] Green, [ ] Red, [x] Gold, [x] Violet
Elementary: [x] Fire, [ ] Air, [ ] Water
Landscape: Waterfall, flowers, forest, jungle, rocks, cave, sky, floating worlds (This one was an adventure ^^)
Mood: [x] Sunrise, [ ] Warm, [ ] Cold, [ ] Storm, [x] Fog, [ ] Rain, [ ] Twilight, [ ] Sunset, [ ] Night

I hope you like it. Feedback will be highly appreciate since this is the first survey image I did. :)
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i-B-RAD's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

(This is my first ever critique on DeviantArt)

The usage of details were sorted thoroughly and effectively. No strokes look out of place, and the background blends with itself gorgeously. I especially love the white halo from the sun in the background, and how the yellow slowly turns into a blue, helping match the colors of the dragon.

However, the greens of the background could've flowed with the dragon's bold gold and purple much better if there were more plants or flowers with matching colors like the ones in the foreground. I see many yellow, blue, and purple flowers in the foreground, but it's very minimal in the background. The giant pillar directly behind the dragon could've had just a touch more yellow and gold plants, that way the (comparably) plain green doesn't look as plain without bringing the attention away from the dragon. All this would do is make the dragon appear more natural to its habitat without changing the dragons appearance, despite this potentially being one of the artists intentions.

Though the placement of colors in the environment could've been improved upon to not clash as much with the vibrant colors of the dragon, that factor does not leave me unimpressed. This piece successfully fulfills its intentions of giving off a vibrant and lively vibe. Very wonderful job.
ArkaEdri's avatar
This is my first critique either, thank you very much. I really appreciate your feedback. 
I thought about flowers in the background either but decided against it, because I thought even more small dots could make the background too restless.
i-B-RAD's avatar
Makes sense. It wouldn't make the background too restless at moderation though. Glad you like my critique tho.
Passin's avatar
Beautiful. Nice work
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Thank you :) (Smile)  
Shadowflame17's avatar

to describe this I'd have to look up amazing in all the different languages

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It would be funny to see that :D (Big Grin) 
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Niovei's avatar
This is absolutely incredible
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I am glad you enjoy it. :happybounce: 
MagicalDragon8's avatar
this is so friendly and pretty... it reminds me at my beautiful and friendly puzzles I have...
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I'm curious. Do you have any pictures?
Scooby777's avatar
Beautiful! 💜
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KittySib's avatar
Absolutely Lovely!:D
Panartias's avatar
Awesome indeed. I like the result of the survey! :)
ArkaEdri's avatar
Yes me too. A lot of people seem to enjoy this one. I will surely do another one. ;)
Panartias's avatar
Sounds exciting! :la:
AerynDiana's avatar
Great idea with the survey. What a wonderful way to break out of one's comfort zone. This is amazing!!! :love:
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Thanks, it was much fun to paint. 😄
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