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The Binding

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"Magic soars, forces combine
Races join, the ancient throne.

Draconians watch, bide their time
Whispering, their hidden song.

A chance encounter, perhaps not
Dragon, maiden, thoughts that bind

The rune cast, time forgot
Severed races, become one mind

Draconians watch, bide their time
Whispering, their hidden song.

Draconian watch. Bide your time.
What's right is right, now wrong ... "

This piece fought me all the way through and I must have changed centre pieces at least 7-8 times, I like the end result but I'm not sure if it tells the story as well as I would have liked it to.

Chronologically this piece comes after Dragon Reborn and before Ride!

Total build time: about 21 hours, total layers: 89, final image size: 2,520 x 1,920. Chronology

Please don't hesitate to comment on what you like (or dislike) about the picture, any feedback is appreciated. Don't worry though, I won't kill ya if you fav+run.



--- Stock used: ---

- Dragon: Dragon 030 by *JLStock
- Girl: Girl 073 and Girl 071 by *JLStock
- Eggs: Eggs 2 by ~stock-cmoura
- Background: Premade Background 32 by ~stock-cmoura
- Skulls and bone: Bones - 4 by ~mjranum-stock
- Sword: Sword 1 by *Peace-of-Art
- Draconian: Part of previous image and Black Cape 016 by ~Ominous-Stock
- Centerpiece fractal: Fractal Stock 49 by *Dragonfly113-Stock
- Shadows / effects: Moon and Clouds 01 by *Ghost-Stock
- Fog, shadows, various light effects and all manipulation work: Paint.NET
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xHaStex's avatar
great work....
the lighting looks cool....
and the setting is sw33t...XD...
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
:bow: thank you kindly sir :D
Nayou's avatar
You have done an impressive work here ! :D (89 layers... WHAT ?! :faint:)
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
I always end up with loads of layers in Paint.Net to get to the desired effects; comes with the territory I guess :D
jornas's avatar

though, it feels like the female should be back a little to add some dept to it... Just a though
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
I see what you mean, might give it a try later :)
CSnyder's avatar
looks good, the eggs seem to be floating and not on the ground
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Should be all fixed now, I overlooked it when I mirrored the background. Thanks for the heads up :hug:
CSnyder's avatar
looks awesome, great work indeed:hug:
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
You're right, I made a note to change that but completely forgot, easy to fix though :)
BFstock's avatar
WOW! :wow: Great work!:clap:
Thank you very much for using my stock!:hug:
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Thank you very much :hug: glad you like it :)

You have some really interesting fractals and texture stock, I'll undoubtedly be back :)
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