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samurai of the sea

If you want to use this picture outside of dA, ask for my permission first. Do not copy this and claim this as your own. Any commercial use is prohibited. You can use this as wallpaper for personal use.

did that one today in around ~4-8h. procrastination ftw.
I tried to apply some effects of reflecting water there but doesn't came out as good. I'm not exactly thrilled by this piece, but still like its color scheme.

EDIT: okay I just want to write down how I made this picture. Everything done with SAI standard tools.

1) basically, for the dragon itself I used a canvas as base in dark grey. started sketching using an airbrush with low transperancy, giving the dragon its first colors. The base has been cut with the selection tool to fit together with a background (so that you can see the BG)

2) smoothing the colors using the brush tool, designing the color transitions, giving it a rough look - starting to create the background color scheme

3) implementing lightning and effects using the brush tool (in this case, lighting is coming from above)

4) adding highlights using bright colors (e.g. bright blue, bright red, yellow/red as reflection effect etc); mainly brush tool

5) working out some details, smoothening some areas

6) drawing details (bubbles, algaes etc) into the background, adding final shadows and lightning effects (globally)
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mydragonzeatyou's avatar
That's really nice!
Atlasrising's avatar
loch (bad-ass) ness monster
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hail-the-oblivious's avatar
thanks! and thanks for the faves too lol
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regina35nocis's avatar
your work has been featured here:eager:[link] Feel free to stop by:party:
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sea-lamprey's avatar
Absolutely beautiful. ^^ I love your style!
hail-the-oblivious's avatar
thank you, glad you like it! C:
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ZeroElements's avatar
nice job on the highlighting. good color use. keep it up! :thumbsup:
exxy-exvee's avatar
Nice job!!!!! XD :D
exxy-exvee's avatar
You're welcome! :D
totta-spy's avatar
wow...ich liebe das auch
Mishelangello's avatar
Fantastic work! beautiful!
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