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Leodrake- PRINTS AVAILABLE ! by YemaYema Leodrake- PRINTS AVAILABLE ! by YemaYema
Edit 3/07/2016
PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE ON REDBUBBLE!!!

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...........Gouache on paper

Edit n.2: This is on Tumblr! candelaillustrates.tumblr.com/…

Edit: What?! DD!? So happy! Thanks everybody! :D
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Given 2015-03-12
YemaYema uses beautiful green and purple hues and soft brush strokes to capture a gorgeous landscape with magnificent beast, Leodrake. This wonderfully designed creature could be from any timeless tale! ( Suggested by Phreja and Featured by Agaave )
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Rock-my-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a dragon, but It's also a lion. Amazing animal!!
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! Has such a classical painting feel.
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you! Glad you likes. :D
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SusuSketches Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail -perfect!
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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SusuSketches Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome!
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amakamisora Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is A R T Tard OMG Emote 
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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FoxShifterAdopts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
His face reminds me of this really fluffy cat I saw one time. 
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D
I hope it was a good looking cat! ;)
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FoxShifterAdopts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He was.  He had a fat face and was so furry. 
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Heart 
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kenyastarflight Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This guy is beautiful!  He really looks leonine despite being reptilian -- noble and fierce.
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YemaYema Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! :D
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BoneyBackRivers Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
dragon cat?
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
pretty much?
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BoneyBackRivers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I like it Meow :3 
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cool! thanks! :D
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isischneider Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   Photographer
wow!! cool creature.
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning - I love the contrast between the detailed areas and those you've allowed to fade into obscurity... You've really managed to make the creature 'pop' while simultaneously grounding him in his environment and maintaining an air of mystery. Gorgeous work, very deserving of a DD =D
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I am happy to see you like it! :D
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Manzanedo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Es un trabajo magnífico!
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Gracias! :D
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you got a DD. Congratulations :excited: 
Too bad I don't check DDs anymore since dA changed the front page. I have it set to most popular works of the day and I really miss the thubnails of DDs, journal portal and everything else at the bottom that used to be there on the old front page. But I just don't like the new design. It is too crowded for my liking.

That's a very beautiful dragon-like creature. Did you design it? I tried designing fantasy creatures a while ago but they all looked silly.
The colour scheme is very well choosen. I like that you put red in, like in the tail and the back, but it's more purple or brownish in the front leg and the face. So it does stand out like red always does. But it's not too bright and goes well with the greens and more blueish colours in the background.
By the way, is gouache similar to acrylics? I never used it so I just wondered what it is like, and you use it a lot.
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
That's alright! Thank you! I also don't check the DDs as often now. I think stripping that bottom bar was a wrong move on DA's behalf, but then, there is not much I can do about it haha!

Yes, this is my design, although it is also one of the spinoffs that appeared when I was designing this Nathapala by YemaYema commissioned character. You can see how both have scales and a frill around the head, elements the client was after :)
Gouache is a lot similar to watercolor, but thicker and less transparent. I find it is super tricky to handle because it works so differently depending on how much water you add to it... but that is also the reason why it is so versatile. You can do almost anything with it! :D
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I agree with you on the new front page.

Oh yes, I remember that creature and I see the similarities. That's nice that you got some ideas for this Leodrake after doing the commission :)
Oh okay. Thanks for the explanation. So can you wash guache out of your paper like you can do with watercolours, or does it stay put once it's dry? Sounds like a great medium to work with once you know how it works :)
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Gouache will wash away even more than watercolors. But that depends a lot on the type of paper you use (I am currently working on a very porous paper and it doesn't wash away at all...). Because it washes away easily, it is also easy to accidentally lift it up when you don't want to. A lot of people use watercolors first, then gouache on top.
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks for the explanation. I didn't know that. Guache sounds like a very difficult medium to work with. I think I just stick with the watercolours I've got. I'm used to them and I don't need to buy new stuff ;)
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
well, it all depends... Sometimes you can find cheap gouache sets for sale. If you do, it's a good idea to try it out and see for yourself! What is hard for some may be easy for others and visaversa. :D
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are right. Maybe I find working in Gouache not so difficult after all :) I like watercolours a lot although my teacher in art class said it's a very difficult medium to work in. I will keep my eyes open and if I find a cheap Gouache set, I give it a try. Thank you for encouraging me :)
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thumbs Up You're welcome! :D
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015   General Artist
Dang. What an awesome beast. 
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Stunning detail and colors!
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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MySoulDive Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
love it
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D thanks!
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Very nice !
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YemaYema Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
glad that you like!
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ImportAutumn Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic work Yema :)
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YemaYema Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! glad that you like it :D
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ImportAutumn Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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keight Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Beautifully done. Congratulations on the DD.
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YemaYema Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you! :D
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SleepyGoddess Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I really love it, I would like to have that kind of animal! Great job :)
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YemaYema Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
I would also love to have it! thank you, glad that you like it!! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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