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The Initiate by LhuneArt The Initiate by LhuneArt
Personal work! I would love to work for Wizards of the Coast someday but never felt quite ready to start submitting. I believe that this piece is a solid addition to my portfolio, and with it I feel just a bit more confident that I may have what it takes - if not now then perhaps in the future. Won’t hurt to start showing what I can do :).

Much of it was made during streams - if you'd like to catch me working some time be sure to follow me on either Picarto or Twitch.

Prints are available! www.inprnt.com/gallery/caraid/…
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:iconriboo:
Riboo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Honestly? I think you could easily get hired by them. 
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ben00052 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019
For what it is worth, i clicked this thinking "Is that art from a Magic card?"
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Neoprene-Goldfish Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
I could definitely see this on a magic card!
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Azarius-Flashfang Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018
This is just my totally uneducated opinion but I think your work is totally read for the big time. It easily matches the quality of a lot of the stuff I've seen from big companies like Wizards of the Coast.
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Taeryne Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
This would look amazing on a magic card or in a D&D book. I do hope you someday (sooner rather than later) get a chance to work for Wizards of the Coast.
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Animemange13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Student General Artist
The artwork is amazing. I love the shading and the details and mostly the color schemes and effects. I couldn't do something like this, that's for sure.
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:iconcrainium3de:
crainium3de Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just stunning
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:iconryanator50:
Ryanator50 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that dragon's TEETH are bigger than its rider.
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:iconaarovan:
Aarovan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I actually clicked on this in my recommended thinking it was a D&D work. You are more than qualified to work for WotC in my opinion!!!
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MindPictureBody Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Student
holy cr** that is so awesome. the lines the composition, great energy!
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Ghostfacebethe1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool
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Snafflepod Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  Very impressive!
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Konjur Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
great!
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Karbik Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I blathered enough in the streams how nice big beasties are and how this hits all my "big monster, yaaaay" buttons, but watching this again, I must say this: SHE HAS A REALLY NICE SCARF.
THAT IS A REALLY NICELY RENDERED FOLDS ON THAT SCARF
I WANT THAT SCARF
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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Very unique and fun piece! Love the texture in the scales.
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:iconlhuneart:
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconzebg:
zebG Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How to train your dragon badass version
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TerrorTess Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Okay, to be completely honest, I clicked on this because I thought it was art from MTG and I wanted to see the original, and then I read the description! Amazing work, if my word means anything, I think you’d fit in as an artist for WOTC :)
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! That does mean a lot to me :)!
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gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely marvelous~ *__*
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EcchiDragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Awesomesauce.
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SorceressJacklyn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This single picture birthed a whole new world for my play group to adventure in. Cheers, mate, on such an inspiring piece!
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:iconlhuneart:
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That is awesome! Thanks and have fun!
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SorceressJacklyn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Now if only I had the kind of income to commission you... T^T
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jmb200960 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Stunning ! the ring in the scale remind me how the fremen drive the sand worms inn dune. Great picture and idea.
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! You're not the first to mention it - I'm only vaguely familiar with Dune, I should probably read the books sometime.
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LouiseD Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent Work! 

Shared on :icondigital-art-fantasy: group twitter site here:  twitter.com/#!/DArtFantasy
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CindyWorks Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Technically I have nothing to complain about this piece, it is wonderfully well made, with great anatomy and painting skills, the scale rendering is top notch, and that woman's foot, omg, is outstanding.
But I have some opinions of what could help to increasse the epicness of this piece, aspects of feelings, but they are only opinions and you can ignore them totally if you think they don't fit.
Ok, I miss a feeling of wind blowing her hair and clothes, they seem to be flying in a considerable speed, and how the birds are flying in this direction ( <<<) i can imagine the wind is helping the birds to fly (maybe), and then her hair and clothes could follow the wind streams or the movement they are doing. And her face, is very well made ( I don't have a complaint about this) looks very determined, but I think it could be pushed more, a more focused expression or the high streams of wind could alter her face expression (it would be very extreme since I know this is a fantasy piece, but just something to think about).
I don't want to depreciate this piece or anything, or that I'm good enough to criticize it, I am not, I still have a lot to study to go near what you have, I just thought that it is a masterpiece already and I'm just trying to leave my thoughts of feeling. I'm even using it as my current wallpaper I got from your Patreon.
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Cindy! Thanks for the feedback! :) I did consider having the scarf flapping about and have it wave out behind her - but in my head they are not flying. They are preparing to fly out - still, tense, looking out, but not in action. A calm before the storm. That to me explains the birds - if the dragons were actually flying, I imagine a single flap of their wings would have them surge past the birds!

With that said, there's no reason for there to not be any wind even if they aren't flying, so I completely agree that her clothes could have shown more motion :). Thank you for the comment and I'm glad you liked it enough to use as a wallpaper ^^!
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CindyWorks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, sorry, I didn't consider that they are not flying, my bad. ^^'
Yes, I do enjoy a lot it and put it as my wallpaper, thank you! ^^
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SharpProductions Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The design of these dragons is incredibly unique and badass!
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KaiserFlames Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Out of curiosity, what did you use as/how did you acquire your reference for the woman? Such a cool pose.
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I actually made the pose up - though I did use a reference for her face, and I shot references of myself for the hands and feet :). I tend to just use a whole bunch of references of similar poses and let them inform my drawing.
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KaiserFlames Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Very similar to what I end up doing... I was just curious! It looks very good.
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Zyden Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I wish that were me
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SueaNoi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much detail....so much depth... I can't comprehend @_@
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BlackPheniox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
breath taking
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:iconcaycesianan:
CayceSianan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow, you really have doubts you're ready? oO Your art is stunning! Go take the step :D
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VoiceOfVirtue Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Phenomenal! Stunning atmosphere and detail :wow:
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist
VERY nice!
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:iconraistlin82:
Raistlin82 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Believe me.
You're ready.
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Very cool!! :D
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say you're already there. On another note, I adore seeing your personal work, not to say your professional work isn't of the same standard. It's just a wonderful window into what drives and motivates you into painting. It's wonderful to see and I'm glad you still make time for them :) Good luck in your future endeavorus
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CharlottaBavholm Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cool! Love the character design and the way you paint scales :)
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Absolutely majestic dragons! :D
It must take true dedication from the rider to ride such a beast. :greetings:
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Ferngirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is freaking amazing!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
awesome
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Nobu-o Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! I only ever see tiny dragons, that crawl on the wall, how kewl, must be an alpha dragon!
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Pachabel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere and design of this! The teeth are very teethy /gnashgnash/
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peaachi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
Beautiful! Love the character design 
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