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Bronze Sunset

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Colouring & shading practice.

A recent comment on my profile prompted me to work on this. I struggle greatly with colours and shading and the saying holds true, "Practice makes perfect". No concrete reference was used on the dragon's colours, which increased my difficulties.

Critique on pose, shading, space arrangement, colour palette and light-effects are more than welcome.

Bronze dragon from 3rd Ed. D&D
Bronze dragons are the most gregarious of the metallic dragons and typically live in tropical climates along the seashore. They are curious of mankind and their innovations of warfare, and are known to observe humans and even test their goodwill. Bronze dragons adore and desire pearls and gold for their treasure hoards.
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KunYKA's avatar
“Someone is in danger”.
Right, Bronzie?
BrassDragon's avatar
Oh no, now I can't shake the thought from my mind that he's a superhero.

:lol:
KunYKA's avatar
Lol Bronzies have a "Hero sense". But still wonder why their most favourite job is life guard LOL
I remember half of Bronzes bios in Draconmicon were featuring life guards.
VictoriasAuroraOfLuv's avatar
I love bronze dragons I love your style of it!I wanna see more!
BrassDragon's avatar
Thank you Aurora! I'm glad you like it. I realise I'm replying late, though, please bear with me. :)

One day I hope to return to the glorious bronze dragons and all D&D dragons of 3rd edition. They're the best.

~ Brass
PhoenixUnboken's avatar
Like your pictures so much!!
mewhaku's avatar
I admire the majesty of this piece! Wonderful watercolor work.
SilverDragonGirl's avatar
Wow. Just...wow.  This is incredibly beautiful.  I absolutely LOVE it!!! Love 
hoodiie's avatar
This is beautiful! I'm so glad you took my suggestion into account!
Ithildin-dA's avatar
Marvelous drawing ... like a beautiful dream, from which one is loath to awaken. :wow: rvmp:lovesquee:
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Oh Ithildin! Thank you so kindly.Heart 

~ Brass
Eamanestripes's avatar
So lovely! I just adore bronze dragons! As well as red! 
There has been very few drawings of the gem dragons as well!
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Thank you for the kind words!
Red dragons are mesmerizing, aren't they? I agree that gem dragons get little love and didn't receive good designs in Monster Manual III; I'm rather content with my versions of them.

Do you have a favourite D&D dragon hun?

~ Brass
Eamanestripes's avatar
You are welcome!
They are mesmerizing and intimidating at the same time. 
Yes the Gem dragon designs in MM III were not good at all. 

My heart is set on Amethyst and Copper dragons. They are both my absolute favourite.

This makes me excited for dungeoning Hoard of the Dragon Queen, 5th edition. <3
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I can't pick a favourite well from the dragon types. Gold perhaps, though I appreciate something about each of them. Coppers have a special, cozy little place in my heart reserved for them; on other forums my accountname tends to be Copper Dragon in one form or the other.

HotDQ looks intriguing, though I'm still sticking to 3.5 Ed. Maybe I'll get around to collecting 5th Ed material and learning it.

~ Brass
Eamanestripes's avatar
Copper dragons are really loveable!

3.5 ed is amazing. It is what I learned on, and now I am practising my DMing skills with it. My DM is going to be taking us through HotDQ next weekend. Although we are just finishing up Tomb of Horrors.
Foamblanket's avatar
Gosh this is just super beautiful! I truly love the colors you used and how they're blended together!
The water looks amazing as well. I like how the sun reflects off of it! great job this is an overall beautiful piece
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Thank you! You're too kind. :)

~ Brass
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Thank you Auri! All these positive comments. I'm enthusiastic to keep trying and get better.

~ Brass
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Peaceful and poetic....
I love ! More Dragons please :D
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Thank you! Heart Your comment was very motivational.

~ Brass
BambouYoyo's avatar
It's nothing. I wanted to do a complex advice of your beautiful drawing, but i'm very bad in english xD
I'm watching you since a good time, cause i love your drawings and your special dragons :D You're inspired from D&D, no ?
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