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Dragon of Air

Based on one of my favourite birds; the phoenix. I felt like the dragon of air should get closer to its avian roots. Lots of iridescent paint on this one. A small picture (smaller than full view), it was nevertheless a lot of fun to do. :)

Please check out the photos of iridescence here:

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18.5 x 9.5 centimetres
Illustrator's board, pencil, watercolour pencil, pearl ex pigments, metallic gold paint, artline drawing system pens.
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:iconanguarius:
Anguarius Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   General Artist
Adore your whole gallery, but this one totally got me
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
how do you like that pearl ex powder? i found it to be nice but a bit hard to keep on. i had to varnish all the sculptures i used it on^^ wonderful work!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I use it mixed with an acrylic binder, or alternatively, a gouache glaze medium, and it has no problems. :)
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Draconicat Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Neat -- both the idea and the execution.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional
love the color
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Only-Dust Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I always liked this pic.

^_^
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I meant to say, sheen on the scales. I can be a featherbrain at times.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful artwork- I only wish you'd uploaded a bigger version so I could see even more of the juicy details! The sheen on the feathers is gorgeous, and what a creative background. :) Lovely.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I couldn't upload a version too big, because the piece itself is very very small! Hehe.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, fair enough then! Well, I may as well take this opportunity to say that I really enjoyed your gallery (I found the link through wendyf's favs and had a good poke around :) ).
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Writer
:heart: This fantastic deviation has been featured in the World Of Art - No. 17.
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the colours in this, especially the sort of rainbow effect - it's much more interesting than just having everything in a uniform colour. Great design on the dragon too - I think the avian features work really well. =)
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:iconjiangzu:
jiangzu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
I absolutely love the colours and textures on this one. Pity that scanners always eat the shiny-ness...
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Phoenix, in deed! :D
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:iconlightbird:
lightbird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Journal feature; [link]
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Nice work on the scales. I also like the mask-like feather patch
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional
Beautiful, elegant. Ravenari you have such a wonderful design sense. This piece and the Umiri piece are, I think, your strongest. It is innovative and thought provoking, not to mention great colour. Excellent! Plus, you hit me at a soft spot, dragons :P
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I actually felt the Umiri piece was weak design-wise, for a while, because I don't like centering images. But I think it works now. Which just goes to show that I don't know anything about design, and just trust my instincts. Lol.
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional
I know exactly what you mean. I ran into this tricky thing just recently.
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ScarletMongoose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Photographer
Wow... just wow. Absolutely stunning. :love:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MarahBear Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student
Ooh cool!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay!
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Lagaz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful! I love the iridescence also, it really sets it off. What kind of watercolour pencils do you use?
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I use faber castell polychromos, and derwent watercolours. :)

I love your username, is that after the rune?
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:iconlagaz:
Lagaz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard really good reviews about the Polychromos pencils. Apparently they don't break as much as the Prismacolors do.

Thank you for the compliment on my username. Yes it is after the rune :) To be a strong, assertive woman, that's what I always strive to be.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't like prismacolors at all (oops, everyone else loves them), polychromos have a smoother grain, still have really rich pigment and come in the Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils (which I love). Hee.
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astercrow Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009   General Artist
the iridescence gives it such a dramatically different look, really eye pleasing.. but all the other colors are so soft and pretty that either way you look at it, it's gorgeous :)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I like it with / without the iridescence myself. It works both ways.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You truly are amazing! Do you ever sell your paintings?
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I do! This one is available for $50 US.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic! How would I go about buying it? Do you have a Paypal account?
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Email me at ophelias.diary@gmail.com and we'll set it up. :) And yes I have Paypal! I'd prefer to do it all through email though - more privacy. :)
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unhealthyobsession Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I think the decision to go more bird-like was a great one. It's gorgeous.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SethFitts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful and obviously painstaking work with the spiral motif. Great use of color as well on the dragon. I can see some of the iridescent colors. I am sure the photo images do not do this piece justice. Great work!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Oooh wow! :wow: :love: :dance: The colors are magnificent and the whole picture is very majestic! LOVE IT!!!!! :excited:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
:D welcome!
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Phact Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
How stunning! =)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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ATh-Armherst Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!! beautiful!!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Valvador Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really adore this one! (:

Valv.
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