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Dragonair - Redux

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Sometimes an artist just needs to sit down and prove to herself that she can still draw.
I vowed a long while back that I'd redraw this one, and now that I have, I'm rather pleased.

Here's the original version, for the curious.

Edit: Larger version!

Dragonair (c) Pokémon
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GlamorsaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
WOW THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!  Llama Emoji-74 (My kawaii cheeks) [V4] WAY BETTER THAN I COULD DO!
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So majestic...
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Hermy-oneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Its so lovely, and mysterious. Amazing colors
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OratheRioluHobbyist General Artist
I have a trick question for the world. Look at my journal to see if you can answer it. My mom couldn't... Then again. The only Pokémon she knows are Jigglypuff, Skitty, and Victini... MY brother didn't know the answer either. And there is not a single excuse for him!
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TigerRose1329Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Dragonair--it's my favorite Dragon type!  It looks so graceful and majestic in this picture, and I love how you drew the sunset and the waves in the background.  Wonderful job! :-D
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I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 53 - Sea Serpents" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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ShiningStar37Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful piece!! I really love the colors! I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to use this in a banner for one of my customers on a pokemon RP site. His fave are Dragonairs and he wanted something that incorporated the sea and air--and this. is. PERFECT.

Thou shalt be credited. ;D
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BlondicusStudent Traditional Artist
I was wondering how you did the coloring... it's so pretty
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MiyaYoshiHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hai you! Looks like you found my devArt. XD

And thanks! It was colored pencils on regular ol' computer paper. After scanning I smoothed all the textures with the blur brush and touched up the highlights in MS Image Composer.
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BlondicusStudent Traditional Artist
i was trying to figure out if it was digital or not lol thanks for clarifying
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i like it :D
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Do they still show Dragonair in the new generation pokemon? Because, i dont see Dragonair anymore. Except in my game boy
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Beautiful drawing. I love the purple sea :D
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Sutefu-KasaichiStudent General Artist
wow that's freakin' amazing SO BEAUTIFUL I love it :)
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BiodrawxelStudent General Artist
WWHHHOOOOAAAA!!!!! purple water!?
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ZilkenianHobbyist Digital Artist
You are right. Some times I just sit and prove myself that I still can draw and create.
Awesome drawing ^^.
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MiyaYoshiHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you can relate. XD
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Ahhh! It's beautiful! :O
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Oooh! Very pretty! :D I love atmospheric shots and I love how the light reflects off the tail. You definitely have some mad coloring skills. :D
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MiyaYoshiHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I was happy with how this one came out. :D
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Ross-SangerHobbyist General Artist
That is SO COOL.
The water looks so real, and the clouds and sunrise in the distance too! Not to mention geat work on the subject itself. Also, dragonair is a favourite of mine :D I spent ages in the safari zone in Fire Red and just as long playing voltorb minesweep in Soul Silver to get two dratini so I could have both dragonair and dragonite.
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MiyaYoshiHobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, that's dedication. Dragonair is definitely cool enough to warrant that much work, though. I kinda like how the games make it rare or just plain tough to get--appreciates the value of something that cool, you know?
Thanks for commentin'!
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Ross-SangerHobbyist General Artist
Also, I love dragons. You can probably guess what I always pick as my Kanto starter.

Anway, this is a cool pic, great work here :D you're welcome :)
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ThreeStarWolfieHobbyist Traditional Artist
So majestic... You inspire me to try to draw again!
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