I'm Ali/Hiro, aka Dragoon, and I'm a digital artist based in Hyderabad, India. I like to paint, read, listen to music, ride the bicycle and learn languages. I speak English, Hindi, Japanese, some Russian and German ;)
I started my journey with digital art when I joined online artist boards (i.e. "forums") around 2014. My work gradually transformed as I worked along with fellow artists in online art collectives. My early large-scale work around 2016 mostly made use of the 'pentool' in Adobe Photoshop to create vector art. However, it also incorporated brushwork and other effects, which made it a sort of eclecticism between vector and painting. Please refer to the piece Ryu Ansatsuken (2015):
From 2018 onwards, he shifted almost completely to digital painting. My work's theme has since revolved around imaginary natural environments, animals, real-life experiences, and game/novel-based characters (i.e. Kvothe from Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle). Through my work, I intend to provide an opening to a world different from that of everyday life, one which would make one want to dive in for an adventure or a moment of relaxation. Please refer to Silver Dream (2021): www.behance.net/gallery/112028705/Silver-Dream
So, feel free to join me for a brief, imaginative and immersive excursion away from everyday life.
For all queries, feedback and project requests, you can reach me at dragoondgn(at)gmail.com