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Contest/Event: Regal Bow

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I'm done, last day but it's still on time, right? :D I had number of ideas, more or less original, but had trouble to stick to one... so let's hope it's good pick.
After some time I decided to use lineart again, even with thin for background (it's been so long I used this!) because there are so many details I wanted to keep good visible. 
I'm so happy about how the humanoids came out, I wasn't even hoping to that good result at lines!

used: liners, watercolors, few touches of white and gold gel pen
paper: Canson watercolor
size: A5
references: random nature photos, none particular 
:iconworld-of-colderra:
mount points: 4 (detailed shading) + 5 (fullbody) + 2 (background) + 5 (competition picture) = 16 points
Mount name (with ref. link): Orion | age: 3+ years
Rider name: Larinne Morningstar | age: 25+ human years
Race: Reptile winter show 2018 (halter show, main picture)
Bonuses: 4,5 EP (Orion) + 1,5 EP (Larinne) = + 6 EP (event points)
Items used for Larinne (6 points total):
Crafted: Flayer's tiara (2 points)
Crafted: Hair clip set (1 point)
Crafted: Red riding hood (1 point)
CgpX rewards - elemental jewelerry (air pendant) (2 points)
Items used for Orion (+ 2 points total):
Crafted: Dragon jewel set (2 pieces, each 1 point)
Extra points: 3 watchers | 3+ wild animals | spreading word (submited Orion swimming mini-story as preparation for show, 4 pictures in total) | donating prize (sketch for 4th place)
Results: RWS 2019 *Results* (2nd place) (+ 2 points)
 

(c) characters (Orion and Larinne) belong to me
(c) art belongs to me, Samantha-dragon, 2019
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BUGHS-22's avatar
I really like this fairytale-like image here! The backgrond is very well done with its lovely details and cute animals ♥
Samantha-dragon's avatar
I guess this just my regular style when using combination of watercolors and lineart :) Thank you, it's nice to hear that it reminds fairytails to you ^^
TheChotta's avatar
Wow this is beautiful!!! I LOVE YOUR DRAGON OMG
Samantha-dragon's avatar
Awww, thank you! ^^ :hug:
TheRavensBastard39's avatar
Excellent work
Yuuko Clapping Icon Elsa Clapping Clapping Emoticon Clapping 
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EspressoShots's avatar
Your style is amazing, something out of a children's classic book
Samantha-dragon's avatar
Oh, thank you! I'd not even hope for that ^^
EspressoShots's avatar
It is a well deserved compliment, your art is stunning!
Surya293's avatar
Páni, nádhera!!!
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prte1's avatar
 Okk, tak teď už vážně nemám slov a klobouk dolů s vodovkami... me tried too, but ON A NORMAL PAPER.....kill me ya? I think I've fainted. 
Jak se obě uklánějí awwmr :33
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Awww, díky! Přitom je to s takhle detailním lineartem jednodušší než třeba tím kvašem bez linek... :D

Papír je u vodovek dost zásadní - na experimenty doporučuju buď najít nějakou čtvrtku, která to snese (tzn. hlavně že se nežmolí jen uvidí vodu) nebo investovat trošku navíc a koupit si klidně obyč blok, ale pro vodovky (třeba od Koh-I-Nooru, to je taková značka, kterou mají snad všude a je to obvykle i z levnější kategorie).
A hned po papíru to chce investovat trochu i do štětce - není potřeba hned kupovat veverku nebo sobola za hříšný prachy, ale chce to najít klidně syntetické, ale s jemnými a měkkými štětinami. Vyrábějí se docela obstojné (myslím na použití, srovnání s pravými nemám) "faux" zvířecí - mám falešnou veverku od Dynasty nebo mám ráda Faux Kolinsky taky od Dynasty. Ono jakkoli to nevypadá, i slušný papír ti v mokrém stádiu štětec s příliš tuhými štětinami rozcupuje na kousky.
A až jako poslední věc bych koukala po nějakých lepších barvách (nepředpokládám, že děláš pokusy se školníma vodovkama - pokud jo, tak bych investovala tu trochu aspoň do Anilinek nebo třeba malé sady českých Umton).
Trochu jsem se rozjela, oops, ale nechtělo se mi to už mazat :blush:
champcity's avatar
Spyro colors looking best, good work and beautiful style! 
Samantha-dragon's avatar
Haha, I didn't even realized when I was designing the dragoness :D
Thank you! ^^
CleopatraInDenial's avatar
IT LOOKS LIKE A STORY BOOK!!! <3
Samantha-dragon's avatar
hehe, thank you :) didn't aim for this effect, it's simply me and my watercolored linearts, but still nice to hear ^^
Samantha-dragon's avatar
what have you seen there being "yikes!"? :D
thousandcurs's avatar
really great composition! and I love how you painted the dragon! <3
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Awww, thank you! I had hard times to fit there all I wanted, so nice to hear it works well at final picture! ^^
Libra1010's avatar
 I like a great deal about this piece, but my Absolute Favourite element most definitely has to be that wonderfully purple dragon.Clap 
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