ZBrush - ''Nemesyth'' Dragon Bust
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This sculpt started with a very simple but specific idea; a long and slender Dragon head with a very large set of horns, curved and sculpted to the way you see above. What followed was several nearly scrapped experiments, and countless trial and error. But in the end... it paid off more than I thought it would.

Initially this begun as just pure improv, but thanks to Wizzamgm in my Discord, he mentioned Monster Hunter, and so I started looking at the Gore Magala, Diablos, and Rathalos to help decide how to tackle the back of the neck, the scales around the mouth, and general ideas. For the colouring, I knew I wanted something pale and blue with piercing yellow/orange eyes. In the end I decided to take references from Smaug to try and get a very natural-yet-messy colouration. Something to look ancient, like the skin of a crocodile, thinking of a Dinosaur.

The photoshopped image in the end, I was intending for the "finish" of this model to be a profile shot (hence why the neck plating may seem rather lazy), but I wasn't sure how to tackle it. I wanted something dark and moody, foreboding. I tried some ideas I've seen other artists to in their speedsculpts, applied some smoke/cloud effects, enhanced highlights, and some general dodging and burning.

Here's the smoke effect I used, found straight from Google - static.jawset.com/feature_img0…

YouTube video, displaying the entire modelling and painting process - www.youtube.com/watch?v=DktUL0…
ArtStation Submission - www.artstation.com/artwork/k8o…

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GeneralJoe344's avatar
GeneralJoe344|Hobbyist General Artist
It's fan-bloody-tastic. Better than whatever I could hope to achieve. Keep up the good work! Also, if you feel like it, check out my stuff. They aren't as good as your stuff, but eh, you don't have to look at them if you don't want to. Your choice
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eddie1881|Hobbyist General Artist
cool really like the glowing eyes
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Xenoxzerin|Hobbyist Digital Artist
To me..best so far. I like it :) Such a cool design ;u;
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StardustMoonlight1|Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo nice 
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Dragonixa2|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favourite dragon so far ^^
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Tgdragoonrider55's avatar
oh  if it was possible for u to make one for me  of my dragon id just
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OrionShipworks|Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, long-time-no-see! Awesome dragon!
I still remember you from your abstract art that you created on Spore.
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MataRahi's avatar
This detail's just incredible
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