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big dragon by raaky-draws big dragon :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 3 0 Dragon by raaky-draws Dragon :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 3 0 Raaky by raaky-draws Raaky :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 1 0 Dragon House 2 by raaky-draws Dragon House 2 :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 0 0 Dragon Walk by raaky-draws Dragon Walk :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 4 0 Dragon House 1 Graduation by raaky-draws Dragon House 1 Graduation :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 4 0 Raaky Nouveau by raaky-draws Raaky Nouveau :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 4 0 Different Folks - Raaky's World 8 by raaky-draws Different Folks - Raaky's World 8 :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 0 0 Not an Early Griffon - Raaky's World 7 by raaky-draws Not an Early Griffon - Raaky's World 7 :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 0 0 Good Morning Pierre by raaky-draws Good Morning Pierre :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 0 2 Merry Christmas! by raaky-draws Merry Christmas! :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 2 0 Raaky Posts by raaky-draws Raaky Posts :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 2 0 Panel 2 by raaky-draws Panel 2 :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 3 1 Sleepy Pierre by raaky-draws Sleepy Pierre :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 0 0 13 Buddy Series 3 by raaky-draws 13 Buddy Series 3 :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 1 0 12 Buddy Series 2 by raaky-draws 12 Buddy Series 2 :iconraaky-draws:raaky-draws 2 0


Chihiro, remember... by larienne Chihiro, remember... :iconlarienne:larienne 3,311 78 Forest Guardian by Ashalind Forest Guardian :iconashalind:Ashalind 362 25 Falco Lombardi by playfurry Falco Lombardi :iconplayfurry:playfurry 334 15 Wings of Fire - Blue by Biohazardia Wings of Fire - Blue :iconbiohazardia:Biohazardia 730 74 Spirited Away by Telemaniakk Spirited Away :icontelemaniakk:Telemaniakk 2,714 135 Spirited Away Wallpaper by JoJoesArt Spirited Away Wallpaper :iconjojoesart:JoJoesArt 4,743 179 Birch dragon by MilicaClk Birch dragon :iconmilicaclk:MilicaClk 1,778 60 LeoDragon Reborn - WIP4 by GoldenDruid LeoDragon Reborn - WIP4 :icongoldendruid:GoldenDruid 1,035 33 Bald eagle by Maria-Schreuders Bald eagle :iconmaria-schreuders:Maria-Schreuders 815 372 Young Sri Lanka Panther by Maria-Schreuders Young Sri Lanka Panther :iconmaria-schreuders:Maria-Schreuders 816 266 Snow Mew by TitusWeiss Snow Mew :icontitusweiss:TitusWeiss 756 48 Climber by andreasrocha Climber :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 2,860 45 Weather Deity. by Remarin Weather Deity. :iconremarin:Remarin 5,569 121 Burning Skies by dschunai Burning Skies :icondschunai:dschunai 530 46 dschu's Dragon Lineart I by dschunai dschu's Dragon Lineart I :icondschunai:dschunai 725 39



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big dragon
Drew this for an online friend. Kinda playing with sizes of things (dragon, mouse, city)

turns out that when you live in the city, you get better at drawing cities
FINALLY finished this dragon.

Wings and perspective need a little improvement but overall I think it's ok.
Dragon House 2
Art has been reworked.


Worth it though (I think).
Dragon Walk
Drew a dragon, mainly to see how fast I can draw something using a cel-shading technique. The answer is still a few hours, but I guess it's not too bad considering I started with just a pen sketch and zero planning this morning.
First, I just wanted to make normal comic panels in FireAlpaca. So I found this awesome video, which answered many of my questions (go subscribe to her channel!):


But after watching, I still had a question: how do I make a CIRCULAR panel? So I messed around with FireAlpaca's selection tools and figured out how. Then I decided to document everything before I forgot it all. Here are my notes. I hope this helps someone!

How to make comic panels in FireAlpaca (pretty much ripped off from the video):

   1. Make a new blank image. You can use the 'comic' preset or not.
   2. Layer -> Add Panel Material
   3. Using the Divide tool (it looks like an Xacto knife), divide the panel material into the number and shape of panels you want.
   4. To make a diagonal cut, hold the 'shift' key while dividing the panel.
   5. To move the panels around or resize them, choose Tool -> Object, and click inside the panel you want to change. You can now drag the panel around, warp them, or re-scale them (as long as they're squares or rectangles) by dragging the edges.
I couldn't figure out how to easily re-scale a non-rectangular panel with the Object tool. It kept moving the edges in ways I didn't want. If someone figures this out, please let me know! But fortunately, this is pretty simple if you rasterize the panel layer first. See below.

How to Re-Scale a Non-Rectangular Panel:

   1. Layer -> Rasterize Material. This transforms ALL the panels from vector objects into raster objects, so you may want to first duplicate the panel layer, to ensure you have a backup.
   2. Select the panel you want to re-scale by using the Lasso tool.
   3. Select -> Transform (or ctrl + T). For more advanced/nonlinear warping, use Select -> Mesh Transform.
But Raaky, what about the circles???

How to Create a Circular Comic Panel in FireAlpaca:

   1. Choose the Select tool.
      a. From the menu, switch from Rectangle to Ellipse.
      b. Check the box that says 'Constrain Proportions'. This forces the ellipse to be a circle. 'Round corners' shouldn't matter because this is a circle, it has no corners. Also make sure 'AntiAliasing' is checked, this will keep the edges smooth.
   2. Select the area where you want the circular panel to be.
   3. Using the paint bucket, fill this entire selection with the color you want your panel border to be.
   4. Go to the menu bar and choose Select -> Contract
      a. In the 'pixel' input box, enter however many pixels wide you want your border to be
      b. Choose 'ok'
   5. You should now have a smaller area selected, inside the filled-in area. Delete this area.
   6. Congratulations! You're now left with a circular comic panel. On a new layer, draw whatever scene you want in the empty space inside this panel. This same technique will work with selections of any size or shape, so go ahead and make whatever crazy panels you want.


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Ryuvhiel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch! :)
raaky-draws Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
No problem! I'm looking forward to more pictures :)
Ryuvhiel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm glad and I hope I will deliver them soon! :heart:
Km92 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! One more precious llama in my team! Thank you! : llamathankyouplz : by Gasara
artofcasper Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyy awesome to see that you took interest in our group and joined ^^ id hope to see you in the discord too most of us are there and we are pretty active haha!
raaky-draws Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
Thanks! I like to chat, but I don't like to go afk in the middle of a conversation, so I usually come on to servers when I have an hour or more to spend.
odeflon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! <3
raaky-draws Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
No problem! Your art is good.
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017
Hey, thank you so much for your fav, it means a lot to me! :tighthug: Have a nice day!
raaky-draws Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017
It's an awesome picture! I like the way you stylized the dragon's teeth and wings.
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