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ACEO/ATC: To the Stars

my part of trade with *Arsillyd - she wanted some blue aceo so this is only blue (and a bit of gold) ACEO :D
ive fighted a bit with paper and color ink again :( but i hope its not visible for u :D
and i guess its about second time i did two colored lineart

used: watercolors for background, two blue inks for lineart, color pencils for dragon
paper: light silver metallic paper with tiny-glitters effect

ACEO (ATC) are traditionally made card 2.5" X 3.5" (6,4 X 8,9 cm)
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Snifflefox's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

(this has been in my "to critique pile" for a while now, thought id start to catch up.
First off i would have never thought the back ground was water color! the color is such a deep blue and well...skylike. Good job on keeping the background out off the dragon as well.
The dragon its self is very well shaded and the feathers are proportioned beautifully. The gold ascent below the ear directs the viewers eye to the head and then the feathers keep you going.
The only thing you could improve on in this piece is the neck between the head and the wing joint. The fringe on the lower neck blowing back erases some of the neck, making it look angular. I don't really know how you could fix this either? perhaps draw it coming down like how it is on the under belly.
Overall its an amazing ATC, I'm still in love with back ground. Fantastic job!
Samantha-dragon's avatar
thank you :aww:
yeah, watercolors can make really vibrant colors, the only "magic" in it is choosing right brand :D or i guess its the main reason, the cheapest school watercolors are... really bad, but i have better set now :)
heh, you are right, im in love with details :blush:
hmmm, thats interesting - i was fighting a bit with that fur on neck bottom. i thought i cant draw it like on underbelly because of speed of moving? im not sure how to write it but... that dragoness is not "standing" in the air and i wanted to give viewer even that sense. but maybe there was better way how to draw it and you are right that the way how i did it is changing the main shape of neck a bit and it might look strange.

thank you for nice critique and im glad you really like this card!
Snifflefox's avatar
I understand what you mean. the dragon is moving right? so naturally the fur should be blown back to show that movement, idk kid.
DragonFlame123's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This piece is certainly a beautiful work of art. The coloring is absolutely graceful as well as the back ground. The figure is beautifully done. The head is a nice shape, rounded at the jawline and squared at the muzzle. Now, the human hands really set this apart from most pieces, it gives a certain uniqueness that is not found often. The feathers are masterfully done as well as the fur. The shading is beautiful, nicely done. The ears are very interesting: normally feathered dragon ears start around the ear but this expands from the ear it itself. Not a common thing. Well done!
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wow, the most positive ctitique i ever had :D thank u, im not sure if it really IS that awesome how ur critique sounds but im proud of it much more now :giggle:
DragonFlame123's avatar
Your welcome. I am a HUGE fan of your work. Maybe we could talk dragons some time?
Samantha-dragon's avatar
aww, im... so glad u like my works! :aww:
u mean talking about dragons or roleplay? ;)
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hehe, maybe - but im not much online :shrug: :/
btw, thank ya for wathing too :)
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Neither am I. Welcome
AvelosFloof's avatar
this showed up in my random favourites today.  I love this one so much <333 
Samantha-dragon's avatar
aww, thank you for nice comment even though this card is here for quite some time ^^ I still like this one too! <3
DiamondDragonDraws's avatar
You are an amazing artist.
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Vaduum's avatar
This is simply beautiful ^^
gymnosophist's avatar
:XD: :heart:  I like this one best...
Samantha-dragon's avatar
thank you, it looks calm and.... blue, right? :D
gymnosophist's avatar
:D:D :hug: It looks wondrous, like you...
Me off today, so will be monitoring here for most of it... Pray all is well...
Samantha-dragon's avatar
uh, now Im not sure if I got it right - but I hope you are okay :hug:
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:iconawwplz: :iconsweethugplz:  I'm fine; just busy... Pray all is well with you... Me off to work now. Catch ya back soon...
yellowsmoke321's avatar
the wings n feathers design is so marvelous
IndigoD3stiny's avatar
O: krasne barvicky, kdyz se divam na ten obrazek, tak se citim moc dobre ^.^
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