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Dragon Clash

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Published: October 8, 2008
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This is the promo splash image for WarSpider Games "Dragon Clash"! Check here [link] and my journal for more info!

Shalkith, Dragon Clash, Reds and artwork (c) WarSpider Games 1998-2008

Art by yours truly :)
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Love this. Well done. all the shading and color is awesome.
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TyrranuxHobbyist Writer
Orange Dragon;
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!!!! TRULY AWSOME!!! !!!!! ZOMG!
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axeltheemodragonHobbyist Artist
that looks so awsome
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OH MY GAWD... :+fav:

The motion! The power! The colors! The life-like detail!

I can just imagine what this fight would look like, the terrible roars between them!
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toshemaStudent Digital Artist
Thats freaking sweet!! good job. :+fav:Z!!
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Teh awesome! Look at the detail on those scales :O Really beautiful and very elaborate!
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shekeiraHobbyist Writer
Hot damn, that's dynamic.
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SkysealerHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see you're one of the signed artists! I was invited as well, but... I don't have any time to work for a company let alone complete course work. xD;
Great job on the splash page image, it looks great!
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I'm the art director actually ^^;
It's fine if you dont have time- give a holler to if you want to be removed from the talent pool- I understand school is getting pretty devastating this time of year- midterms are almost here at Ringling and it's vicious.
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How long (just an estimate maybe) does it take you to finish your work on average?
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I dont really look at a clock a lot of times, and I paint for, say, three to five hour blocks on the larger paintings and then again on the next day. I find that if I dont stop or switch paintings after about five-eight hours I lose focus and start making mistakes.

That said, this painting took two weeks of emailing my boss to figure out what he wanted and about ten hours or so of actual rendering.
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Oh, geez. . . That's an oober long time. I'm just now familiarizing myself with photoshop. Whoever said photoshop makes things easier was lying! I haven't a clue how to use the thing. Not sure I'm gonna make it or not. Oh well, thank u 4 humoring my curiosity. =3
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Just remember there is no such thing as talent, it's all about drive and ambition. If you keep interested in it, you WILL make it- you just have to make sure you keep drawing.

And yeah, haha, there's this myth that photoshop makes OMG INSTANT art. That's like saying anyone with a calculator can immediately with no books or training can immediately get a phd in math without trying.
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Hahaha! Calculators. . . Just another program I am forced to attempt to master. Thanx again for the supportive comment. Imma try harder working with this photoshop. (& maybe, just maybe, get my first fully photoshopped pic in XP) =3
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You should be submitting stuff like this to Wizards of the Coast. Dragonclash would make a great Magic the Gathering card.
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Someday man, gotta graduate first XD I'm just a sophomore
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Doesn't mean you can't send submissions. I was 13 when I got my first rejection slip. :D

Your pics are a lot better than my story was...
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^^; aww, well, I dunno mayhaps I shall :)
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brill dragon clash picture which one will win
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i hope the red one he looks nice
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