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How to save a life

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Published: August 28, 2011
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For :icondragon-realms: contest - [link] idea was to interprete one of the songs offered with a dragon-themed artwork.

While the theme is fantasy, the situation is real enough.
Sometimes we need someone to be near us when those we trusted fail us.

"Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life"

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Watercolors, colored pencil, white gouache
Image size
3269x4572px 5.27 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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aeryael Digital Artist
Awwwwww. I want to have a dragon friend to keep me warm, too. This is touching.
I like the combination of blue and brown. And the salt - always! haha! I love the magical texture it adds.
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EllygatorHobbyist General Artist
Just wonderful!
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SieskjaProfessional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful, I love the way you use salt!
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
I mainly overdo it.
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Wonderfully rendered :iconflowerheartplz:
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Beautiful. (As usual.) ;)
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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LadyRosyCheekHobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty! Really amazing work My friend! ^^
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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rachaelm5Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emotive context is very clear - and very kind - in this piece. And I do like the color choices on the dragon very much... Like water and autumn together.
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
Water and autumn together...pretty sentence...
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The use of color here is phenomenal, but this is certainly a strong part in all of your works. I love the dragon's face, and the salt texture is added in all the right places. The detail of the cracks is very realistic and beautiful.
:heart:
One of my favorite works by you!
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I add salt everywhere i can get away with it really :lmao: *addicted*
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OlviumProfessional Traditional Artist
I love this one, great colors and it's very touching. I think, you managed to demonstrate the song in a lovely way! Beautiful and good luck with the contest! :)
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I enter too many contests...hope at least some work..
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Whimsical-Artistry Traditional Artist
Good job!
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StolvezenHobbyist General Artist
Wonderful :aww:
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Love the song, the artwork, the colours and those damn awesome wings <3

"Between the lines of fear and blame, beginning to wonder why i came...."
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
I often do.
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DRAGONLOVER101040Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is lovely!
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thaddmanHobbyist Photographer
You did this 100x Better then me! Great job hope you win for this great piece!
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TrollGirlProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Mind if i ask, how did you see it? Cause it wasnt accepted to the group and the group seems a bit dead.
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thaddmanHobbyist Photographer
Well I saw the title And knew it was for the song, when I looked at it it was confirmed. But I found it from one of the others groups you added it too. :icondragon-lovers: I believe was the group I saw it added too. I hope they add this one though, It is one of the best (and actually to the song) Pieces I have seen yet! 10/10!
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TorchTheDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Amazing
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