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Eclipse by FleetingEmber Eclipse by FleetingEmber
This was a new one - I don't think I've ever really done any landscape pieces before, other than the background on my illustration pieces, but they're always obscured by a creature as the main focus. This was the other way round.

Not much art direction given with this other than the title, which is nice to have such freedom to explore. Ths may have been slightly influenced by a certain manga series... cough.... (I'm obsessed... help me...)

I'm really happy with the dragon. I just doodled it on and painted straight away without much thought which is a first for me. Also, rocks are my new love.

Part of a series of commissions.
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Sparky-Lurkdragon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really gorgeous lighting! I especially love how the dragon's wing membranes and the river catch it.
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Draikar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. Very nicely done on the landscape and the lighting is great!

Also, very nice little dragon.
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Z-nab27 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  New Deviant
makes me think of the legend of spyro series
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Fern-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Wow i love it! La la la la 
Stunning work as always Ember! :happybounce: 
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Ho! :O_o: That has to be one of the most epic solar eclipses in fantasy art I've ever seen thus far! :nod:
And the cute dragon observing it with curiosity and intrigue, very nice touch. :meow:
Splendid work, fellow deviant! :clap: This deviation is totally :+fav:'d! :thumbsup::D
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Kulkart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Damn great this is! Very good work with painting the land and the dragon, it’s all nicely detailed. :)
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toedeledoki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Subliiime, what a gorgeous scape, of course the colours (as always, but especially love that sense of depth. And that dragon is great too with the way the light plays off its wings :)

(And I'm sure I have no idea what influenced you there, hahaha. It's definitely a real good thing though, driving these new, creative illustrations)
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GrimDark42 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  New Deviant
Perfeect!Now my PC wallpaper
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:iconprincesshmdp:
PrincessHMDP Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
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Gem-D Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work!!! :heart:
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Keeperolc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... just wow.
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Sonic1612 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! 😃👍
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CLG-Artisa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it turned out wonderful. :)
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KuroNekoKeef Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  New Deviant Professional Artist
Beautiful work !
Colors are incredibly soft !
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IceDragon64 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
Its lovely.  You should definitely consider doing more of these.  Everything is fine; your doodle is perfect.

Rocks rock (I am a geologist!)
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IceDragon64 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
Chershad had been warming herself in the morning sun, having just enjoyed a lovely sunrise, when having just risen it had started to disappear to her confusion.  Her wings were still outstretched, although there was not a lot of warmth in the sun while it was eclipsed.  She might have at least lowered her wings, but she was fascinated and entranced by the vision of Entraya's inner moon totally covering the sun, leaving a beautiful ring of rays around the edge.  While she watched this rare phenomenon, the heat in her chest made steam and a low bubbling rumble of emotion.
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DragonsGateArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn those coulors are beautiful +fav 
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RioFluttershy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
He looks so peaceful ^^
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yellowroseart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good :)
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biofish95 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
I love it.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
There's only one thing I think of when I see a solar eclipse and a dragon in the same picture.
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018   Digital Artist
It's coming out in a few days. I'M SO EXCITED!
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
It's a game I've been waiting over a decade for.
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018   Digital Artist
I know the feeling. When Crash was announced I was crossing my fingers for Spyro. And now here we are!
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018
When they announced the N. Sane Trilogy, I knew Spyro was soon to follow, for two reasons:

1. Wherever Crash goes, Spyro is sure to follow, and Activision would be idiots not to cash in on the 90s nostalgia.

2. It's the only way they can ever make up for the shit-stained dumpster fire that is Skylanders.
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Terhem Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply breathtaking, I'm in love with the color palette. ♥ Very nice job. :3
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Knzobi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dark Souls vibes anyone?
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Ahah, Berserk was in my mind while painting, but as Dark Souls was influenced by Berserk, then Ill accept that link =P
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Knzobi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa I didn't know that! That's awesome :D
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FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018   Digital Artist
You should check it out! I started with the 3 Golden Age films and was hooked on the manga afterwards. I try and get literally everyone into Berserk as it's such a fantastic series. Just be warned - it contains mature themes, both violent and sexual, so if youre easily triggered by things it might not be your thing. 
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Knzobi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh not at all ^_^ A friend of mine got me to read Golbin Slayer and I assume that's similar in some ways, and also recommended me to read it as well. I'll probably read Berserk at some point :)
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FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh you'll be fine then. Obvs the best way to experience it is through the manga, so if you're already a manga fan then go right ahead. There's 40 volumes at the moment with no obvious end in sight, and has been going since 1990.
I know of Goblin Slayer - I think the only similarity is that it shares some dark themes. It's also been influenced by Berserk as well - I think there's a character in there which is an ode to Guts.

Try to keep away from any spoilers. It's best experienced without knowing anything. Once you're got through the Golden Age part (the manga starts in the future for 3 volumes and then has a flashback to the Golden Age which lasts 9-10) you're gonna have a 2 week hangover from the impact. I apologise in advance =P
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Knzobi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read all the horror stories in my school library at some point, so it kind of is exciting if you think I might get a 2 week hangover from it :o I read a lot more manga than I used to (mostly shounen :p), so I think I will just read Berserk, maybe even watch some of the anime eventually. Everyone who knows me tells me to read it xD Maybe I really will enjoy this one.

On the side note I was wondering why I found your profile picture familiar, then I had a look at your gallery and realised I've already favourited some of your works already! I don't know why I hadn't watched, but I have now! :D
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FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Ahh you know what, I'd actually recommend just watching the Golden Age films first anyway. As the manga starts in the future, I feel like it kinda ruins the impact of what happens in the past. Although Im sure some might disagree with me. But for me personally, going in blind was what really gave it such a powerful impact and turned me into such an obsessive fan, haha.

Yeah, I was the same, but with anime. Loved Naruto, FMA, and all that kinda stuff. Berserk was so completely the opposite to anything I'd ever read or seen.

Haha I hope you like it! You need to let me know!

You're very kind, thank you :D
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onerdk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  New Deviant
I like the colour scheme <3
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KanaGo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally gorgeous!
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IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Black hole sun
Won't you come



don't wash the rain away tho i like rain
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Aesthetic-Soap Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Student General Artist
so beautiful!! <3
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Svetoslawa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
COOOOOOOOOOOOLL
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AeriaRayne Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Student General Artist
This is awesome. I'm jelly of your dragon. I just recently did my first background involving land too and it was definitely an experience! 
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D Backgrounds and landscapes are definitely a big challenge
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Aspenleaf24 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks incredible, those beautiful red colours :doyouseedemtitsbro: 
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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work - the colours, the lighting, the landscape, and especially the ominous looking landscape. :thumbsup: And of course anything involving dragons gets an instant plus point from me.
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Lovable-Peril Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This is soo beautiful!!!
*Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
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Koolifu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are gorgeous!
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ZandraSaiquies Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
I really love this. Beautiful work!
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DragonicNative Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Would this manga happen to be Berserk by any chance?
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:iconfleetingember:
FleetingEmber Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018   Digital Artist
..... maybe..... :p

It's taken over my life!!!
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THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!
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LavvinderLivathin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Is it fine if I ask how backgrounds work? I really want a few tips on backgrounds so I can work on them...
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