Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
the ancient mosaic by drachenmagier the ancient mosaic by drachenmagier

A bit of a colour experiment. :D Acrylics on A4 mixed media paper.

I was asked by a lot of people if I would take similar commissions. And yes, sure. It's fun to turn a drawing into a wall. :D

I was mostly listening to the OST of Episode Ignis during painting. I adore the violin part that sets in at 1.20~!

Add a Comment:
 
:iconlightinlyn:
the ancient mosaic

I can dive so deep into the details of this the satisfaction tickles me.

Let me start with the creature, since it's the most obvious indulgence:
We know you do wings very well, but there is novelty in this one I can't quite grab hold of.
Maybe it's because the lion sits flat on the wall and therefore the seperation of layers you achieve with your outlines comes across more naturally.

The hero of this painting is the greenery.
From a painters point of view anyway, because there is natural switching through contrasts without a noticable split.
Warm and cold is most prevalent here, as is sharp and soft.
I find myself scanning through the growth and how you placed each leaf so precisely.

Only the wall seems to be bothering me, because of lack of variation in shade.
Maybe a soft liquid wash with different hues of red and ocre, just to drive some parts into background.
The lion would have received greater significance also.
As it stands the most dimensional part is the tip of the wing.

Very nice
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
16 out of 16 deviants thought this was fair.

:icongalaxycaro:
In my opinion the drawing is EXCELLENT, THE BEST DRAWING THAT I HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFE CONTINUES AND NEVER GIVES YOU I KNOW THAT YOU CAN WRAP AROUND THE WORLD WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL ART and good the details of the shading is very good the lighting the whole color is ta very good and the effect that of the grass is astonishment you are the best artist! And the shadows of the stones is great! and I repeat it and I repeat it again ... esque I can not stop saying it YOU ARE THE BEST ARTIST AND I REPEAT IT AND I WILL FOLLOW YOU REPEATING FOR ALL ETERNITY



(I love your drawings continues like this: D)
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconwhitefoxdesigns:
whitefoxdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Superb work!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconbrunettemenolly:
BrunetteMenolly Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
This is very intriguing, almost a mosaic, and yet not. The creature would seem to pop out of the wall, yet you have just enough greenery grown up on it to integrate it into the rest. 

And, I don't know if you did this on purpose, but there are cracks in the regular gray stone, but not on the white figure itself, so it suggests some sort of enchantment. 

There is just a hint of orange to the figure, so it leaves you wondering whether it had some terracotta parts squished into the space in the wall to make the smoother lines that were then painted white, or if it is simply dirt that shows up better against the white background than the ordinary stone. And I completely disagree with the critique that says the stone should be warm colored- the overall tone of this white and gray is nice, with the color only really showing up in the greenery. 
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^ In a way I can blame that blurred line between mosaic and not on the way the drawing got created: Instead of drawing the wall from the start, I doodled around, created stones around it, scribbled a bit more, decided to try to make the lion stone too, decided against it later again...

This mix of different ideas might make it look a bit more alive than a normal stone wall? Though I'm only guessing here.

And I see you know your materials. ^^
Reply
:iconelzataerinn:
elzataerinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
My favorite part of this drawing is the manticore's head (or do you prefer to just call this winged lion?).
Reply
:iconartsehsis:
artsehsis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful! Mosaic and stained glass windows need a lot of detail and patience. You clearly have both with wonderful results. Well done! :D ( absolutely love the texture too!)
Reply
:iconladyaljera:
LadyAljera Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Awsome !!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconangelcraft721:
angelcraft721 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
wow! :3 *.*  Junko Enoshima (Kawaii Neko Girl) [V5] Yay 
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
Reply
:iconmustardmackerels:
When I see this, all I can think about is an ancient civilization that worshipped this winged lion as a god... I could totally see that mosaic on the wall of a temple! :)
Awesome art! :D  My imagination is going wild with a story behind that one!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! X3
Reply
:iconace-trans:
Ace-Trans Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely incredible.
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconkhanhlinh0507:
khanhlinh0507 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconfurmantronic:
Furmantronic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the art from Fable. Amazing!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^
Reply
:iconalanprince:
AlanPrince Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
This work is very cool.
Do you have another works like this one?
I mean, that seems a sculpture in the wall, church glass art, etc.
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D Nope, not so far. This one is the first time I tried to get a wall-like structure done.
Reply
:iconnoxathecat:
NoxaTheCat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drawing stone walls next level! This is truly amazing, I love it :heart: 
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 8D
Reply
:iconjohannaegeria:
JohannaEgeria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great style. I really like the idea oft a mosaic. (:
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! X3
Reply
:iconcaffinated-pinecone:
Caffinated-Pinecone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
SOOO DAMNED COOL

I'm still baffled that this is done in traditional media
somehow that just makes it exceedingly more impressive
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 8D
Reply
:icontho46:
THO46 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! X3
Reply
:iconclaudsyi:
Claudsyi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist
Honestly, all of your pieces are amazing *-* The concept of this drawing is really cool and the green vegetation is a nice contrast and the gradient on them is very neat too.
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! 8D
Reply
:iconclaudsyi:
Claudsyi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist
You're welcome! :D
Reply
:iconsilverlady7:
SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
The drawings are amazing!  But, to make it a little more realistic, I'd recommend you to add some stains, to sugest the dirty caused by rain and other elements.
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much~!
Hm, that is a good idea. I think the next time I will try some added waterdamage or such. ^^ Thanks for the tip!
Reply
:iconsilverlady7:
SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. Maybe even around the place where you live you'll may find something. I frequently find interesting textures and other elements just making a stroll. 
Reply
:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Gorgeous!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
You're welcome.
Reply
:icondrangelu:
Drangelu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So goregous style!

The texture is beautiful!!!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. X3
Reply
:icondrangelu:
Drangelu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! :D
Reply
:iconmasa-mima:
Masa-Mima Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic art!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 8D
Reply
:iconhand-sam-art:
Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Wined Lion, with a Mane!

I Always LOVE THAT!!!

Hope to see you do more of that kind of animal!
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! X3
Reply
:iconcoro-yuki:
Coro-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! It feels like concept art for an amazing project like a video game or movie. Very vibrant and I feel like I could feel the texture of the stone if I touched it.

.....

*Touches computer screen awkwardly.* Darn...
Reply
:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
X3 Thank you very much! Well, seems I got the effect right then! :D
Reply
:icontinanordloh:
TinaNordloh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning!!  Beautiful work!
Reply
:iconxlespiderx:
xLeSpiderx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It seems that when drawings or paintings are well made, people can't tell them apart from digital drawings/paintings.
Reply
:icontubi4:
tubi4 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Very nice :3
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 19
Image Size
286 KB
Resolution
900×639
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
6,717 (3 today)
Favourites
1,603 (who?)
Comments
82