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Blaze
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Published: October 3, 2009
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A loose painting commission for the lovely petaldragon, ~Zyleeth and her boy, Akhor.

I'm a bit crazy busy lately with all sorts of exciting painting and so I'm limited in how many comments I can reply to - but thank you so much if you do take the time. :heart: I read everything and I try to get back to people with questions or if I have interesting thoughts!

I love dorky, mushy couple pictures, I'm such a girl.

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos 4 tablet
Time: 7 hours
Music: My best bud would be terribly disappointed in me for admitting that Kings of Leon's 'Sex on Fire' provided some of the soundtrack for this. So instead I'll recommend you go listen to Arcade Fire. =D

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Evoli-niceli's avatar
Evoli-niceli|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful colors !
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LongBeautifulDay's avatar
LongBeautifulDay|Hobbyist Photographer
Very romantic :huggle:
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daiadragons|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :hug: coool! great!
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M4WiE|Professional Digital Artist
Definitely my fave of all your artwork X3 so pretty

the color are so warmhearted :3
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Gryphon24's avatar
Now that's beautiful.
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Sunima's avatar
Sunima|Professional General Artist
awesomeness! :woohoo:
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fowerfox210's avatar
beautiful beautiful work
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WhiteandBlackDragon's avatar
White: Oooh this looks so romantic I absolutely love it. ^-^

Black: White don't make me gag.
I like the dragons they look cool.
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AlexisAthene's avatar
Beautiful work! :O
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RiverStreak's avatar
Lovey-dovey mushy-gushy fictional-love. One of my favorite kinds ;D Love it! :+favlove:
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Binamrad's avatar
I like how you've managed to give the image the impression that it's quite detailed and how you manage to draw the opening in the clouds between them.

Just wondering though, the dark part under the reddish ones wing looks like it'd be the white ones tail, though the white one is actually brighter than the background around it. Shouldn't this area be highlighted rather than darkened?
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cryslara's avatar
Thank you.

In my view the white tail is only reflecting the light of it's surroundings, not producing any, and in moving between the wing and the lightsource it's blocking more light than it's reflecting. Hence it casts a shadow on the red wing. If the wing was more transparent I agree that it would be highlighted. This is based on my own observations, however. :)
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You might be right, although it looks to me as if the shadow should be more to the left of where the tail being obscured is highlighted due to the wing obscuring it having a (seemingly) higher elevation and also is closer to the observer.
That and that the light source seems to be somewhere in the distance behind or slightly above the red ones neck, and also judging from the shadows on the tail itself.

I'm probably confusing myself by over analysing it though :P
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cryslara's avatar
You're probably right there. :)
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skyefeather|Hobbyist General Artist
truly amazing, love the emotion. ^^

an don't worry, i love these kinda pics too. what's better, so does my bf. ;P
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Drageline's avatar
My absolute favorite of your works! :D :wow:
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AVA4Zinkovsky's avatar
Very good work.
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Xylobones's avatar
Wow, this is amazing! I love the contrast of the colours and the white dragon's tail :clap:
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LovesMexLovesMeNot's avatar
:DD this is sooo good :D rlly like it ^^
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Sejuay|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievably sweet. :)
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cryslara's avatar
Thanks, Sej. These two are so sweet on their own, I just tried to channel some of their mushiness. ;)
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DrAcOpIk's avatar
Awwwww (L) :D nice!
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Chromamancer's avatar
It looks awesome. :)

I really like the lighting and position of the wings. Also, the coloring on both the black one and the white one is excellent. The colors in the sky frame the scene very well, too. :)
I do think there could be a bit more detail there, though. But adding detail there could detract from the focus on the dragons.
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cryslara's avatar
This was a loose painting commission which is why there's a lot less detail than what I might usually go into. :) But thank you!
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