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Holy Beast by drachenmagier Holy Beast by drachenmagier
Edit: That watermark totally messed up the drawing. So, since it's in the contest rules not to use watermarks I guess I'll leave it without.

I wanted to try something that had not been in my repertoire till now. And I tried to avoid blue as much as possible.
Not really a big success there, I guess. ^^'

But it's definitely colourful. XD

Anyway. Critique always appreciated, does not need to be written with the critique-option to be loved. :heart:

Mostly water colour and coloured pencils on paper for mixed media. A bit of markers for the violet. ^^

Can't decide if I should submit it for the "Bring your vision to life"-Contest or not... Had been switching categories for at least 10 min now. <w<'' I guess I'll try.
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:iconweaver1217:
As with many of your previous pieces, this one displays a perfect level of detail and the effects are impeccable. The transparency of the wings makes the scene more powerful. At first you may look and say "yeah okay it has wings, big deal" but then you look closer and you see small details of the background. The fact that you are able to do that effectively is a great thing of its own.

Another element to this picture that makes it really pop is the dark figure you have positioned on the pillar. If you had not put her on there, the picture would have become monotone, but by placing her all the focus that is placed on the most dominating feature, the dragon, is balanced out.

Overall, its a job well done
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:iconjennajinouga:
JennaJinouga Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... i war einfach nur so dabei durch Drachenbilder zu gucken und fand das hier ^w^
Es ist echt krass wie es mit den Farben spielt und sanft fürs Auge ist. 
Wirklich gute Arbeit!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! X3
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:iconjennajinouga:
JennaJinouga Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kein Problem ;3
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das ist einer meiner Lieblingsbilder von mir, das habe ich sogar schon lange Zeit in meinen Favoriten.
Ich weiß gar nicht warum ich nicht damals auf die Idee gekommen bin mich näher auf deinem Profil umzuschauen. Bin ehrlich gesagt nur zufällig jetzt darauf gestoßen!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank. :)
Zufälle sind immer noch die beste Art was zu finden, das einem gefällt, nicht wahr?
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:iconkendrahutchison:
kendrahutchison Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I'm a bit of a latecomer to this, but I wanted to say that it looks awesome. :3
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
And I'd say it's not possible to be late for something you like. d:
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
it look amazing ^^
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
you are welcome :hug:
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oh my goodness.... I just love everything about this. :wow:

What an interesting meeting.... I wonder what these two figures are talking about. :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! 8D
And indeed, that would be a conversation I'd love to listen to.
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:icongrendich:
Grendich Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning, just... stunning.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icongrendich:
Grendich Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconmissnessymon:
missnessymon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Holy Cow! er...Beast! This is so cool it gets its own exclamation of awe in artistic perfection. HOLY BEAST!!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:iconmignonfelin:
MignonFelin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wow :-o
How do you draw those pictures?
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^ Actually... I just start. :3 Maybe with idea, maybe without, just set the pencil onto the paper and see what I can come up with. ^^
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:iconmignonfelin:
MignonFelin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Nooo! >.<
Forgot the "you" o.O

So, the question is: How do you color your pictures?
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry. XD I tend to use a base color of watercolor, then I add details and more contrast with markers and color pencils. ^^ Highlights normally get left out when coloring or - when small - are added with white later.
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:iconmignonfelin:
MignonFelin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Oh, this is an interesting way of coloring pictures (:
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:iconmignonfelin:
MignonFelin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Yeah, I know, this is my way to draw pictures, too. The pencil is an artists best friend :D
How do color your pictures? I usually use crayons (and sometimes felt pens).
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I completely agree with that statement. ^^ And left the explanation in the other post, hope that's ok. :3
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7purpletangerines Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
i am in love with this :heart:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! : D
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henrycarreno Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   General Artist
Well if I could fave all of your images I would for real lol, this one just blew me away cuz there is just enough detail around. I can remember trying to work with watercolors and I just bad, the wings look like they have been worked in photoshop or painter with some transparency which when you tell me is all traditional media, it just make me take my hat off and say "Man, that's sick"

congrats
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, you can, got nothing against it. X3

And thank you very much! Yes, it is all traditional media. It was actually really fun to darken this one gradually down. x3
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:iconhenrycarreno:
henrycarreno Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   General Artist
thats great though, I always fight with me which I should follow...digital or traditional, I know I could both but one makes it easier I guess lol
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Frozenstaz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GOODNESS this is AWESOME :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconstitchedmoon:
stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
This is amazing. The swirling forms create a really striking, dramatic sense of movement.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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oOGreenBalloonOo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
I say HOLY SH*T O__O!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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oOGreenBalloonOo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Your very welcome :la:
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing <3 I love the creature's design and the colours. The detail's very impressive too.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconembertheft:
Embertheft Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Wonderful job!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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Embertheft Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
no problem
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:iconspirits-symphony:
Spirits-Symphony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Epic! The flow and movement in it looks amazing. Love the beast's composition and design, as well as its detail. I applaud ya!~ Amazing job!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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:iconversipeli:
Versipeli Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Love the color range and the flow of the image.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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IndigoWolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your use of blue is wonderful, and its already the best color EVAH
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Strangely I barely used any blue in this drawing. :D But thank you very much!
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IndigoWolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconrandom-gal:
Random-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
So mysterious...:icondragonteaplz:

I really enjoy this.
The beast looks potentially fatal, however peaceful at the same time. And beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it.
It's very intriguing. :icondragonnod1:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. Good that the mix shows. It's not easy to make something clearly peaceful and powerful at the same time. :3
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