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Art complete!
This piece was quite a bit simpler than my last one, but I think the perspective and composition are a bit more elegant. That sky sure was fun to draw. :D

I'm trying to work on my painting technique, so this one is much less reliant on lines than my last piece. Also, I got tired of using a pre-made tree brush, so I made a new brush of my own again.

I hope you all enjoy it. Comments and criticism are always welcome, and I'll do my best to reply to every one. :)
Image size
2550x1650px 1.51 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh
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Drake-Starfire's avatar
"In the land of snow and sorrow, 
come upon the forest that weeps,
in the darkness and frost,
fly high on the wings of Zephyrus in the loneliness of winter."

Breathtaking detail and skill! Respect! Tip Hat Emoticon 
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Kairos-Art|Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!!! I love how majestic it looks!
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MichaelGowans's avatar
I like everything about this----------it's perfect!:happybounce: 
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Xazoyl-Alchemist's avatar
Xazoyl-Alchemist|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa I really love this :D 
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Chromamancer's avatar
Thank you. :)
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Dread-Locksman's avatar
Dread-Locksman|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy moly! this is awesome!
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Chromamancer's avatar
Thank you!
I'm glad you enjoy it. :)
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AnglesSing|Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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deathstarshotput's avatar
Like he's 'breathing' the Northern Lights into existence.
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PlotTwistthePegasus's avatar
The colors are just majestic, and not just because blue is my favorite. I love this too much! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! GIF My Little Pony - But I didn't listen! 
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GreybeardCG|Student General Artist
I really love how well you captured the depth here, the slight monochrome atmosphere fits really well along with that.
The dragon might look a little thin, but in a way it adds to the mood that I think you were trying to create here; very lightly, very airy. While still suggesting that massive scale subtly!
Hm...

Yes, another thing I like is how little the scene stings or ''yells''. Perhaps worded a little cryptically, but what I mean is that some artworks have a lot of kick; grabbing attention, forced focus points and so on and so forth.
I do not notice it -as much- here. Sure, the dragon is an eye-grabber, but not in a way that grabs you tightly. I also like the style you apply, it is a nice blend of realism and stylization that I personally haven't seen much.
Very, very well done :)
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LunaraSky's avatar
This is just an inspiring masterpiece. Captures the magic of dragons so unbelievable well Love
I even dreamed of this picture after I've seen it for the first time :D Something about standing on this grassland and watching this amazing dragon do its awesome stuff.
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Equinox-42|Student General Artist
Is this an original? Cos I have it on a calendar in my room. It's my fav page ^-7
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Chromamancer's avatar
It's on a calendar?
Well, that's interesting. It is an original, and I haven't given permission for anyone to use it in a calendar.

I have the psd file with all the layers, and everything... Interesting...

I'm really glad you like it, though. :)
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Equinox-42|Student General Artist
Yeah, I have it on a dragon calendar in my room, and it seems the makers used deviantart as their source cos I've seen a few other pages on here.
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NightStatic01|Hobbyist General Artist
a person on instagram is showing your work without referencing it to you, 
scarlet.nightfury saying its her "ancestor scarface"
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Chromamancer's avatar
Thanks for the heads up!
It looks like the art is down now, though.

If you had a hand in that, as well, I thank you. :)
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EnvySkort's avatar
I hate to inform you, but AnimeWolfLover1123 is stealing your work here:
animewolflover1123.deviantart.…
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Misaki-Yui's avatar
I love your style! Dragons have always produced an incredibly elegant and so ... alive! Thank you, that pleases us with their works and good luck for the future ^^
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SomeRandomMinion's avatar
If that dragon can be seen THAT clearly, from the ground, standing atop a mountain....
He/She must be Freakin' BIG! :fear:
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beastkitten's avatar
Well, it does look like the dragon is breathing out the aurora :P
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dragonkiss114|Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Lunatiac's avatar
So beautiful and serene~
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