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Meatlug is convinced she has the best hiding spot!

Well, this was super fun!

I was commissioned by DeviantArt for the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment How To Train Your Dragon - Discover Your Duo Contest. This is an example piece - look out for more info on this awesome contest! There'll be a timelapse video of my entire process up soon for you to also take a gander at, and get some idea of how my pieces come together (it may be a bit unorganized, but it totally works!)

It was my first time creating a timelapse, and it's interesting how it affected my process. I had a lot less wasted time, and everything I did had more purpose behind it. It was also fun to experiment with expression!

Timelapse -

Enter the competition! -

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Violin23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks really good ^_^
IceDragon64's avatar
I am intrigued by your comments about creating the timelapse-  do you mean that it changed the way you painted as you did it, because of the timelapse?  How did you change it?  Tell us more!  I gather people often learn from videoing themselves.
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FleetingEmberProfessional Digital Artist
Umm, I think I was just a bit pressured? When I work, I constantly make mistakes, go back and forth, try different things, etc. This made my workflow a lot more 'strategic' and structured, as I knew I was filming myself. I imagine I'll get used to it the more I do it.
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OK, that is a useful experience, then.  May I suggest that it is good to be able to work in that environment, and to be able to work in a more, shall I say disciplined way, but in your answer is also the warning that as an artist you need to be able to, as you said, try different things and explore techniques, so hopefully, you will have the option to do either.  Sometimes I work well under pressure, such as a writing deadline; sometimes nothing works and my brain must run free to succeed.
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Great work
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CellenoStudent General Artist
This is amazing and I enjoyed watching your process. What program did you use to capture the timelapse?
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FleetingEmberProfessional Digital Artist
I used OBS - Open Broadcast Studio. Set up my scene with multiple 'window' options capturing different parts of photoshop. It's super easy to use! And thank you :hug:
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CellenoStudent General Artist
Awesome. Thank you for the info. :)
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eypicassoStudent Traditional Artist
Haha!
XanMaNYT's avatar
this is gonna win i think
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funshiineHobbyist General Artist
i don't think it counts as an entry seen as it was commissioned to be an example for the contest
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Gem-DHobbyist General Artist
Aww that's absolutely adorable!!! Amazing work, I love it! :love:
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FleetingEmberProfessional Digital Artist
Ahhh, thank you so much!! :D
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Gem-DHobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure! :huggle:
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ZaxckeeHobbyist General Artist
can't wait for that timelapse :o
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FleetingEmberProfessional Digital Artist
IceDragon64's avatar
Commissioned?!  Wow- How does that work?   How exciting!  Our favourite Dragon-artist is Commissioned!  

Its great, of course.  You have captured them both, including the idea that Meatlug would think it works standing there!
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FleetingEmberProfessional Digital Artist
They asked - I said yes, haha. Thank you!
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Xender1500Hobbyist Writer
Congrats for getting commissioned
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FleetingEmberProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Xender1500Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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FairkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, I'm lovin' it! :love:
igneriss's avatar
Oh my that's just super cute ♥ ♥ ♥ also I love your shading style!
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