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Speedpaint here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfTVZb…; Watch me die from all that grass <3

And full size here: sta.sh/0193ll6an35m



I needed my dose of super-detailed picture.

Got the idea to draw this because summer's finally on the horizon, and good weather always makes me want to draw Solna for some reason. wow look that rhymes
I can't wait to go on the hammock at night again to draw and stargaze at the same time, the best moments of the year are the simpliest yep

Have Sol enjoying the warm summer evening, lying on one of her favourite spots :lol: It's the same spot you can see her napping on in the comic:  fav.me/d7io4u8
That tree is right near the entrance of the gang's hideout, because YEP they have a hideout! :dummy: It's the very same place as the background seen here: fourth-star.deviantart.com/art… but its design changed a lot since, I'll have to post some concepts of the improved version, and the inside of the hideout too.

I LOOOVE drawing scales that way, but it's really time-consuming, I think I spent about 4 hours on the scales alone  x'D And then add 2-3 more hours drawing nothing but grass. AWELL I ENJOY HURTING MY BRAIN


I think it's the second or third time I drew a detailed pic of Solna with scales and all, one of them was on my old account, and I think there's another somewhere in my current gallery.

Overall I enjoyed working on this <3 Starting to paint the background was a bit of a pain but the rest was fun! But I always use the same colours in every pic, even if I try NOT to, it unintentionally ends up with similar colours anyway xD


AND LOOK WHO GOT HER NECKLACE BACK

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Made with: Paint Tool SAI, GIMP, Photoshop Elements 6.0 and a few sacrificed braincells.
Time taken: guessing 15-ish hours
Character and art © Me.



dA why you keep adding those weird  symbols everywhere I'm not typing this
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:iconvictorialampini:
victorialampini Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those markings are so cool!

They're like blood vessels or something. Meow :3 
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:iconwing-winged:
wing-winged Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Yes. It's wonderful when you can stretch on grass under soft light of lamps surrounded with many sounds of summer evening. And just lying. Thinking about nothing. Because you are exactly who you are. Your are dragon and here is home.
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StardustLightseeker Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are amazing!

I love the detail (allot more detail than I can do at my current skill level :))!

I remember the comic where she lost her necklace... it was SOOO FUNNY!!!

Good to see her calm... as usual.
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:iconealdeth:
Ealdeth Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice picture, great job
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:iconcreativepawz:
CreativePawZ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Your an amazing artist 😱😍
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:iconloneblackwolf99:
Loneblackwolf99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Writer
yorare the best artist i ever know!!
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:icondorkwolf-nightmare:
DorkWolf-Nightmare Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where did you download those musics you've used on the speedpaint?
I'm desperate to download them but I can't,I don't know why ;---;
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Sevoreous Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That one looks so lovely! I pretty like such warm summer nights, but not the mosquitoes fff.
Great work on the scales! :)
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:icon20howardj:
20howardj Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is one of the best I've seen:)
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:iconseasaltshrimp:
SeaSaltShrimp Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;-;
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:icon20howardj:
20howardj Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome keep making art plz
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:iconnightmare254:
NIGHTMARE254 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Artist
Pretty :)
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:iconsunbeargirl:
Sunbeargirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The details. :iconiloveitplz: This is so well-done I can hardly believe my eyes. Her legs look a bit short, but the beauty makes up for it.
Oh, my goodness, I just love this so much. :heart:
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Black-DragonsS Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
красиво La la la la особенно фон:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
beautifully La la la la  especially background:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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DorkWolf-Nightmare Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp*oh my,this is amazing.In love with this art work
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:iconjoeltheswedishdragon:
Beautiful...:icondragonwant:
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:iconkalyxeclipse:
KalyxEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesomesauce O_O
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:iconyamad-a:
yamad-a Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Wooow! This is amazing!  :love:
I love it. :3
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:iconlilladraakon:
LillaDraakon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconglowy-pop:
Glowy-Pop Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lanTENRS

lanterns make everything magical
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:iconalesha170:
Alesha170 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
So cute ^^
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:iconzerna:
Zerna Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I'm burning with curiosity here--do you draw each scale individually, or use some Sai technique to 'mass produce' them??
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:iconseasaltshrimp:
SeaSaltShrimp Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw them by hand individually c:
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:iconzerna:
Zerna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
...WOW.;; That's gotta take a lot of patience. No wonder scales take you a couple of hours alone, dang. <D
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:icondragon-fan2:
Dragon-Fan2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
dat tree looks very fluffy
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:iconelipses-the-dragon:
Elipses-the-dragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
what type of lanterns are they because i want them on my tree lol
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:iconchazste:
Chazste Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Je salue bien bas ton travail de patience pour les écailles. C'est vraiment magnifique, j'adore ! L'ambiance nocturne et paisible rend tellement bien *.*
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:iconhelasz:
helasz Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man...

THIS
IS
ADORABLE!

I looove these scales! And colours… and everything!
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh o.o i just adore this image. that scale work is incredible. seriously wow. i am blown away i love the way they look and their iridescent quality. such a pretty character and background. :3 you out do yourself with every image. <3 i sincerely hope i can commission you someday. I wonder what my character would look like in your style :3
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:iconseasaltshrimp:
SeaSaltShrimp Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much <3
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :3
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:icondantedragon:
Dantedragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well seems like you've gotten your dose of super detailed pictures...as did everyone else who saw this ^^
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oogaboogaz Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Dayum! You have a lot of patience which is something I do not have the time for. I'm surprised you don't have carpal tunnel from literally drawing out the grass and the scales and then adding multiple highlights and shadows to these small things. I'd have to use custom brushes and scale patterns for my stuff.
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SeaSaltShrimp Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm lucky I never got any problem from drawing overload...yet xD Well, for me it's kinda relaxing to draw so many details c:  It requires less patience than you think if you're having fun with it.
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dhDingo Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your detailed stuff makes me want to die omg I just like wow
I love her bioluminescence, she's so pretty aahhhhhh the way you shaded this is spectacular <333

ugh grass
how do you grass


beautiful
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:iconseasaltshrimp:
SeaSaltShrimp Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no no plz I don't want to be responsible for murdering someone
Eeeee thanks a lot <33
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:icondhdingo:
dhDingo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I WILL DIE HAPPILY <3
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ShadowSoarHawkflight Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mah gawd ur awesome...!
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amandaam Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you had a speedpaint for this.. I didn't really believe it.. cause is so damn AMAZING! Just looking at it.. I love it so much~;w; you are truly awesome!
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:iconblowber:
blowber Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Filmographer
I love the speed paint. Nice job with the background and the semi realism. I like how she is waiting for the wind
to catch her and feeling confident like she is in inner peace. This picture is great and you've improved.
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aacrell Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Ahhh *u* looks lovely. So inviting! Good job using warm tones in this to convey the warmth in this picture despite it being dark. c: Looks like a light breeze is flowing through the air at the moment. :) Lovely. I love grassy outcroppings like that omg. ;w; The anatomy of the wings is working quite well here too, it looks quite believable. :D
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Bryne-Lasgiathan Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
deeeeeeeeeetaaaaaaaaaails. EVERYWHERE 
Incredible image, and of course one can finally relax when ones possession is finally around your neck again XD
You have given the night a very warm feel, in spite of the darkness, and I absolutely love that. It stirs very pleasant memories, I can tell you!
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Neffertity Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another truly beautiful piece Harmonie. ^_^ The overall feel of this piece just screams summer, and I can almost feel the warm summer breeze, and smell the ocean. You never cease to amaze me with all of your incredible skills, and I can't wait till the day comes that I see your name all over the world. You truly do have an amazing talent, and I feel so honored that you share it with all of us. :hug:
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SeaSaltShrimp Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so sweet aaah <3 Thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconneffertity:
Neffertity Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime. ^_^ You have such an amazing talent. It makes my day every time I see something drawn by you.
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:iconshaykimchi:
ShayKimchi Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She looks so peacefull. Very good job.
Keep it up!
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:iconscott-pilgrump:
Scott-pilgrump Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire your intense ability to focus. Like seriously, i love how detailed you can get, i love it so mich and i admire it. I think the most i can spend on a aimple drawing is like, 5-8 hours??? AUGH I JUST LOVE YOUR ART SO MUCH
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XxI-LIKE-DRAGONSxX Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
^^ !!!!
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:iconlightynya:
LightyNya Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student
*0* SO... SO...
it is so beautiful
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:iconicorbulo:
iCorbulo Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :dummy: 
She got her necklace back! :D


Amazing work on this! Really well done ^^
Just epic work here ^^.
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