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Syzygy
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Published: March 13, 2009
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It's time for more original work for the con. I'm digging into my stacks of old paper.

What to say about this.... It's another member of my disappearing dragon series. The paper was made years ago with textile ink, leaves (to make the pattern) and salt. My visual idea was to have a creature (creatures) breaking a liquid surface, and to use an opaque paint to signify form above the water, and move to a transparent medium when addressing objects beneath the water.

The result was very successful (and I should like to try it again) but the paper fought me all the way. Salt has a tendency to get into the fibers and disrupt paint, especially watery paint. The salt was accidental. The paper had absorbed it from some other paper sitting in the pile.

But well, these things happen, and it turned out well regardless. I wish I could work a bit more on it, but the convention looms, and I need to get onto other things. I'll price it high, and if I bring it home, I'll work on it some more.

Thanks everyone who looks/faves/comments :3
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kenworth-unofficialHobbyist Digital Artist
bro that is the coolest thing ive seen all day
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ThePaintedDoggProfessional Digital Artist
I love the way they ACTUALLY looks they're coming out of the water. Really spectacular.   Your use of negative spacing is soooo cool. 
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AnnaRDunsterHobbyist
Very nice, I like the curve of the gold dragon at the bottom of the image in particular.
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WaveOfFireHobbyist General Artist
How many time have I tried something like this?....
amazing!
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I found this in Samnril's favourites next to my Syzygy Syzygy by aegiandyad . It's much better... really accomplished, belongs in any decent favourites gallery. Of course, half the dA community loves dragons. I even have one or two in our own gallery aegiandyad.deviantart.com/gall… . Do have a llama and take a look.
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I think your contrasting effects turned out very well. Definitely going to check the rest of your gallery!
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 Bloody amazing
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Crimson-Wolf2323Hobbyist General Artist
hehe they look like koi dragons 
CNome's avatar
Been looking for this picture forever and I'm glad to finally find it! I love the technique you used to use one medium above water and another below. I especially love the results and the pose of the two dragons is beautiful. Excellent work :D
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WolveslairHobbyist Digital Artist
I still absolutely love this picture :)
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Not-ThinkHobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!! It's got so much depth to it and you've illustrated the transparency/reflectiveness of the water fantastically.
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sunchild22Student Photographer
AMAZING! :O <3
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JericaWintersHobbyist Digital Artist
That is sooo SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! :dance:
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Why is this not in my faves? Lovely work, and I hope you took this home. Amazing effects with the watercolor and acrylics?
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ArahirielProfessional General Artist
This just NEEDS to be faved! The idea and final result are just gorgeous!!! :heart:
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OfDragonDreamsHobbyist General Artist
I love the ripples in the water, how the dragons seem to dip and glide. Thanks so much for sharing. :D
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It IS amazing! I love the texture, color, everything! :D *FAV*
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I hope you don't mind it ^^;
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RavingRedPandaStudent Digital Artist
I am going to say this is my favorite piece by you now :3
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the contrast of the colours and the "united" pose--wow :heart:
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