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Lord Galdwyn by DragonPhoenix159 Lord Galdwyn by DragonPhoenix159
Ok, imma be honest about this one. I'm not too happy it. It's definitely gonna be one I'll redo in the future. Buuuuuut for now, this what you get XD His name is Galdwyn, another one of :iconjellothecatart: characters. he's *supposed* to be white. Heheh... Yeah. That didn't work. I turned him blue. I'm generally ok with how the purple parts came out except for the part on the wings.... Overall, I'm not happy.. Meh. Oh well. 

So Lord Galdwyn's human form looks kinda like Snape from Harry Potter XD He's tall, thin, and has very sharp features. In short, he's a good guy that looks like a bad guy. His personality is very cold and aloof, and he doesn't talk much. Also very analytical. He's a sorcerer/wizard like Nira and he's very powerful. His element is fire while Nira's is earth.

His basic design that I started out with was that he is white with purple accents and spikes that go all the way from the top of his head to the end of his tail. Obviously, I added in my own unique alterations. I am actually really happy with the design I came up with, it's the coloring I don't like. I didn't want to do all the same color purple, so I differentiated a little bit. I did a more pinkish/purple for some parts, and a more typical purply purple for others. I don't know how I  feel about it... I think it would've been ok if I hadn't made his body so bluish, because now it clashes. Should've gone with just plain cool grey. 

2B mechanical pencil (.5 lead)
Sakura Micron pens (005 and 05)
White Uni-ball Signo gel pen
Prismacolor Brush Markers
    PB-144 (Cloud Blue)
    PB-110 (Cool Grey 30%)
    PB-17 (Sunburst Yellow)
    PB-123 (Spanish Orange)
    PB-60 (Violet Mist)
    PB-7 (Magenta)
    PB-53 (Mulberry)
    PB-168 (Dark Purple)
Copic Sketch Markers
    V09 (Violet)

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Lady Nira by DragonPhoenix159Terra the Dragon by DragonPhoenix159

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You may not use, distribute, or sell this art or character in any way without permission from both of us.
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Animalme Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore his colors. The gradient to his wings is fabulous, and I love all the spikes on him. I like how you made it look like he's standing on something. He's a great looking character!
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like him :) And thank you for the favs!
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! :3 here on behalf of :iconprojectcomment:!

reading your own take on your art made me nod in agreement. I truly like the design you came up with as well with the character traits and concept you have for him.

the spikes look pointy yet organic and while this impression adds depth to the design in this area, it isn't doing you as much a favor when it comes to the dark parts in the chest area. I am not sure if it's entirely a problem of coloring, since it looks sort of wet), but it doesn't look like dragon skin which is my biggest issue with it. It looks too soft and cuddly.
What adds to this impression of thin skin is the fact that we see the muscles (which are anatomically correctly drawn! That's pretty awesome!) in such a defined way. I am missing hardness to break this up and fight against the impression that this dragon has a paper thin hide.

when it comes to coloring you didna great job with where and how you put the shading. Especially the wings are impressive to me :)
but as you said already - this isn't a white dragon. 
For your redraw I suggest toninitally only work with shades ignored grey and with high contrasts. And once you are satisfied with the shading, adding some of the purple hue. That's how I color silver hair and i think it would work for your project as well :)

dont beat yourself up too much ;) you did a lot of things right - the things I personally consider to be the hard parts like aesthetics and expression.
hope this helps :3 if you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask :D
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're the second person to comment on the way the chest plates look. And you're both 100% correct XD They look way too soft and squishy. I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the bright white highlights and soft, rounded edges. I don't know what I was thinking lol. Oh well, I'll just avoid that next time. 

I borrowed some more grays from my friend's collection of Copic markers. Hopefully I'll be able to use them to create a more realistic 'white' look, and I'll definitely take your advice :)

Thank you so much for the awesome advice and compliments. I really do appreciate it a lot :D
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :3

That is probably it XD round plus stark highlights = glossy XD
You'll know what to avoid next time :hug:
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Eternal-Shadow-S Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From ProjectComment

This is definitely a fantastic pic, just like your previous two dragons. The colors are amazing. Usually it'd be a bit difficult to play with white colors, but you managed to get it very well done. The details are very well done. I haven't mentioned this in the last one, but you blend the colors quite perfectly, especially when it comes to the shading around the wings.

Now, I do have one criticism towards this, and that would have to be the horns and the scales around the chest. They're colored very well, but the thing about them is that they look rather rubbery. It's most likely because of the very curvy edges, as well as the white lighting. Ordinarily, the lighting would give off a metallic look to reflect, but because of how the scales are shaped, they resemble a bit more rubbery, as if they were balloons. Perhaps it's just me, but that's how it sort of looks. Regardless, great job on the dragon. Keep it up!
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind comments :) You're right about the shading on the belly scales and the horns. Thanks for pointing it out, I probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise. Great observation. Thanks again! Hug 
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Tillie-TMB Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is vary lovely. Your color choice was perfect and you displayed the dragon wonderfully.
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^ 
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Tillie-TMB Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice drawing looks pretty cool 
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Welcome
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Princesscsc Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome 
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Cancir23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Cancir23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is a pleasure
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WatcherMagic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh... actually, you got the white just right. The idea with making white on paper not look blank is to add other colors in there, and you've done just that! I like it! (Sure you already knew that, but still.)
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you! I'm glad you think so :)
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WatcherMagic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Princesscsc Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Great job. Love the shading and I think the purple is great.
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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LivingLifeInACartoon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Your highlight and shading work is great! The only issue I have is that his front legs seem to be shorter than the back legs, so if they were on an even surface, he wouldn't stand straight
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right, I'm just now noticing that. I knew something was off, but I couldn't figure out what XD
Thank you!
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ArcticLeapordFrost Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do feel like the interiors of the wings are a bit too dark but it looks great either way!
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the same :/ Oh, well. I know what not to do next time lol
Thank you!
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ArcticLeapordFrost Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime :happy: 
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Sophiethesofa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! I think this is brilliant Ice Dragon  
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sophiethesofa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No worries ♥
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DragnBoi65 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dragon drawings are seriously good!
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate that. I've been practicing for a loooong time XD
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DragnBoi65 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well all your practicing certainly paid off :D
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :happybounce: 
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DragnBoi65 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep up the good work!
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LumeraLightstar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP!!!! The anatomy of your drawings is astounding! And the shading and lighting with the color is phenomenal!!!
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^ I'm really glad you think so!
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DemonLouie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! :D
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DragonPhoenix159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DemonLouie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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