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Golden Guardian
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Published: July 7, 2012
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A Golden Imperial, drawn mid 2012. This is my first Imperial done in such detail. The rocks came out really well, considering I'm lousy at inanimate objects :P The picture was drawn on an A4 size piece of pastel paper and sketched and coloured with pastel pencils.
Image size
3228x2232px 607.24 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot G10
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 10, 2012, 8:55:12 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Sensor Size
6mm
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CherokeeGal1975's avatar
CherokeeGal1975|Hobbyist General Artist
This is really excellent.
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zepIyn|Student Digital Artist
:0
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
ouo
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Einsilbig|Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice drawing, iam impressed!
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Margie22|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesomely awesome! (: The piece as a whole is done really well and the rocks did come out really well, teach me how to do rocks that well? :D
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you ^^ Glad you think the rocks came out well :3
Teach you how to draw rocks like that? x3 I shall try my hand at it. I used pastel, blocked them in with the base colour (grey) and shaded the required sections. I did not blend them. Then I continued to put black over grey and vice versa to add more shape to the rocks, highlighted parts with white and finally gently stippled and marked the rocks with black. Tada! Other than that, it takes a bit of practice :3 In a nutshell.
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BrianJMurphy| Digital Artist
Fantastic work! I like the design of the dragon and how it's hind legs are posed. :)
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TraciCarmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow. i am speechless this is beautiful, i love the detail in the rocks and all along the dragon's body, this is a remarkable drawing, excellent!
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I love it when my work provokes the 'speechless' reaction xD
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TraciCarmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome! keep it up!!
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TamiiBe|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful piece of art :iconloveloevplz:

how long does it took to draw?
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
It took me over a week, like all my pastels, but with the time condensed it took about 8-9 hours :3
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Ilda28399|Hobbyist General Artist
d'aww i think he is cute XD i love his face, and the details are amazing! i like a lot the tail :D

has he a ball in his hand? i cant understand it ^^;
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
Thank you very muchly ^^ That is indeed a ball in his hand, or more accurately, a pearl. I have never drawn my Chinese dragons without their pearl and don't intend to break that in a hurry :3
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Ilda28399|Hobbyist General Artist
:O lol XD chinese dragons have pearls? didnt know it ^^;
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
Well now you do XD
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very well done! :ahoy: ... love the composition :D
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ I normally don't try hard on a composition, simply because I just end doing good ones anyway no matter what XD So glad you like this.
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sentientmaster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work, is this another of your creations, thank you, Mike.
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Dragoness17|Student Digital Artist
Yup, tis indeed my own creation, I just didn't have a signature at the time this was drawn x3 Thank you! ^^
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sentientmaster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work thank you, Mike.
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Very nice! :D I really like the light and darkness in this drawing~ makes the dragon almost glow! ^-^
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TomieDaisuke|Student General Artist
I love the shading and detailing, I love dragons especially when portrayed so flawlessly :)
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jrguillett23|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really immaculate details, good work I enjoyed it perspective is good too.
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