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Nightfall by WhiteRaven90 Nightfall by WhiteRaven90
The original title: Night falls on the hunting grounds.

This is the first large commission i ever received & completed; commissioned by :iconbeast3:
The dragon character is his. I imagined it basking in the sunshine all day long and now that the sun is setting down, it's gonna fly off to hunt some delicious food. I could be wrong about it's habits, though...


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:icondrakonessa-tsi:
Drakonessa-Tsi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Wow! The colours!!!
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paddedpaws Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Beautiful. The dragon looks so lifelike. I love the thin membrane wings. Very realistic with the veins showing through. I like the little details of the embellishments on the tip of the tail.
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Segaern Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
I love the colours in this :)
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist
I'm a sucker for well done translucency, also bounce lighting. very nice
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beeZah Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your art's so good it makes me passionately angry
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Dark337 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
how beautiful :wow:
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21gunbunnies Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, this is really, really beautiful! :la: I think you mixed in the colors very well, it looks so soft and I love the light you've put in! The dragon looks like it's made of gold! I love it! :D
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:iconm4wie:
M4WiE Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant describe how beautifull this is im speech less XD
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:iconm4wie:
M4WiE Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg!! this is so gorgeous!!! i love the soft light and the colors are so pretty
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:iconnanchino:
nanchino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist
woow dat colors!
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:iconranakanth:
Ranakanth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Gorgeous picture. I love all the detail and the sunlight through the wing especially.
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful piece ^_^ I love the windy atmosphere ant the rich colors. Perfect glow through the wind membranes O_O
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Artist
Your painting is GORGEOUS!
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:iconflameoffrost:
FlameOfFrost Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Such beauty :heart:
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:iconinkypad:
Inkypad Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous. I simply can't express my feelings towards this piece. I'll simply have to leave it at absolutely beautiful. Amazing job!
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:iconemotionalflare:
emotionalflare Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one gorgeous digital painting! Wonderful job on it. c:
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:iconalicexz:
alicexz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Sweeet!
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:iconaradai:
Aradai Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
wonderful
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:iconlostforgottensouls12:
Beautiful
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:iconfrancis-john:
francis-john Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful colorsss!!!:heart:
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:iconmidnos:
Midnos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great lighting! I love how you've done the lightn on the dragon and how the sunlight passes through the wing. Awesome work! ^^
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Luciana-Lu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Yea, saboting titles since forever ;A;
I'm amazed by the sun tones and how it gets gold. and the light of it falling and touching the dragon's wings skin. And his scales, amazing work on them :heart:
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:icondraconis-de-christus:
The first thing that caught my attention here is the lighting. The lighting is warm, dramatic and very pleasing. The translucency of the wing is wonderful, as well. Other than the lack of individual leaves on the trees, the detail level is lovely, especially the scales on the dragon/amphiptere ^^
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaaaaamn the lighting in this is SUPERB! :heart:. I love the way it permeates the wing membrane like that. The way you made the background sort of painty and sketchy but the dragon REALLY detailed adds SO much to this! Plus the little shots of pink at the top were an AMAZING touch! Such SUCH an amazing job with this! :heart:
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mOarmint Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
This is so gorgeous! :heart:

Deviantart prevents creative titles, totally.

you just keep drawing such beautiful artwork, i'm all stunned out to no end. I love the little details such as the veins on it's wings through the light and the clouds.

i guess as for a critique, the only thing i can say is the tree on the left, the blurred portion is a little distracting but not so drastic. overall beautiful job!
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:iconwhiteraven90:
WhiteRaven90 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I was thinking the same all the time since i finished painting that part of the tree... But i left it like that to try to cover the fact that i suck at painting trees. :XD:
But i'm glad you like it regardless of the mistakes :handshake:
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:iconreisen:
Reisen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 that detail
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birddragon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Wonderful! *_* It's just adorable, how you play with colors and mix them. The sky, the dragon... awwwww!..
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TeknicolorTiger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! Absolutely LOVE the lighting in this and the definition and light on the scales, too! Colours are amazing! o_o
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AlcinaNoita Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love the scales. they must have taken a while.
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:iconwhiteraven90:
WhiteRaven90 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
A while. :XD: I used Photoshop's magic to make it faster but still.
Thanks. :meow:
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:iconalcinanoita:
AlcinaNoita Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
very nice. you're welcome!
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Theocrata Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fát milyen ecsettel csináltad? Nagyon tetszik annak ellenére hogy engem mérges gázra emlékeztet.
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WhiteRaven90 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Artist's oils -> dry brush + dry blender vagy valami hasonló. :P
A mérgesgáz-fák épp divatban vannak.
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ph34rmaster04 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Ohhh... I love the vivid colors in this, and the blending of shades... it gives it that extra surreal touch that it needs. The red accents on the dragon's horns and tail are darkly mystifying, giving it that extra sense of predatory bloodthirst that this dragon might otherwise have needed. I love the glint of sun in the eyes and the glow through his thin wings... wonderfully done. Though the colors were the greatest novelty, this work is excellent all the way through.
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Yuroboros Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:iconwhutplz:
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Kitsune-aka-Cettie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The colors and lighting are gorgeous!
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StormNobleheart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the setting sun shines through the wing membranes.
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:iconliguha:
liguha Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the way you painted this! The sharpness contrasting the blurriness is great :)
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blazegryph Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even think I can begin to tell you how beautiful this is and remain coherent aaah... The layout and the colours and the -lighting- it's all so brilliant! The sky is so smooth and lovely and I really dig how you've done all the vegetation, the grass and tree and whatnot. Andandand that dragon is wooonderful; dat anatomy and dat detail! :icondatassplz: I especially love the bright highlights on its neck and tail.

So pretty = 3=
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RainbowOfWhite Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Very nice, I love the shiny golden look of the dragon and how the mountains in the background kind of fade into the clouds... really nice effect!
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Themasknevercomesoff Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the attention to detail you added to this piece, the veiny wings especially :3
Also your clouds are awesome!!
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:iconfaundly:
faundly Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student
Wow, this is beautiful.
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TakoraDrakan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are amazing! Every time I look again at that picture I spot a new detail I just love and adore! <3
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:iconev3oftheend:
Ev3OfTheEnd Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing!! I love this!
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:iconashlore:
Ashlore Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Húaztajóbüdösnemjójáttevagyalegjobb! :iconhurrplz:
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:iconambyst:
Ambyst Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
whaaa beautiful, i love the feeling of this, i love the way that it's smooth but really detailed and precise. Really neat and dreamy ^
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The lighting is gorgeous
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:icongoldenka:
Goldenka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The best dragon I've ever seen *_* Amazing details~~
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