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Topaz Dragon

By Yuuza
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I just really love dragons, especially the scary looking ones :D:D But I haven't drawn many in the past because my skill didn't match my imagination and i was disappointed whenever i drew one. Even now, this dragon was initially ment to be a white dragon but i spilled a rainbow on it as usual. But i didn't mean to, i have issues.

The idea behind this drawing was that he just breathed fire.

Anyway, i think my skills finally caught up a bit so you'll probably see many more dragons from me from  now on. I just, what can i say, DRAGONS!!! /flails


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Love Dragons. I like this one. Honestly, took me a while to look at it to realize what I was seeing wrong with it. I think I can pin it down to dimensions and shadowing. His head looks a bit too big for his body, even taking in the account of the angle it still looks slightly to big. His front looks like it's coming closer to his left arm than down the center. His spikes look a bit off, this I think is all the shadowing issues I mentioned earlier. His left arm (the one in the foreground) looks tiny for the rest of him.
I do love the smoke effects! How his wing is splitting the cloud and the smoke billowing out of his mouth. The background was nice imagery of a blurred landscape as he's flying. I like the fire building in his chest and getting ready to flow out of his mouth again. The colors are good.
Over all, very nice. Like I said, it took a bit for my eyes to realize anything wrong but just some work on dimensions and shadowing would make this guy unstoppable! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the critique and sorry for the late reply T^T
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that's ok :) i hope it was helpful
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EterneuxStudent Digital Artist
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I really like the lighting and shading that you did on the dragon and I very much LOOOOOVEEE the colour scheme you chose. I LOOOOOVE the horns and the face, you made it looks so beautiful and your light source is just very well placed and ahhhhhhhhh i cant. I love the blurring of the background, it really gets you to focus on the dragon itself. The topaz colours are captured fucking amazingly I love you, the clouds and near the dragon looks really puffy and thats really awesome. the only thing I'd like to comment about is the wing looks kinda bland, it's just blue and it looks boring. Overall it looks really majestic as fuckkkkk good job <3
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the critique :D I haven't thought of adding more stuff to the wings, i'll keep that in mind.
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tsuruaka Digital Artist
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I love the use of contrasting colors of blue and orange; it does justice to it's name, "Topaz Dragon." The detailing of the scales and inner flames help the dragon stand out against the similarly colored background, and the blur used for the landscape gives a wonderful sense of movement that only adds to the composition of the drawing. The strategic use of focus and detailing allows the viewer to literally stare into the face of the dragon. I can easily imagine myself riding another dragon and happening to meet this one in midair. Working outwards, I love how you gradually decreased the detail so that the piece is not jumbled nor overwhelming. The darker tones used for the rest of the dragon's body and wings gives a beautiful perception of depth. The little detail of the wings cutting through the clouds (I'm assuming that is what it is) only adds to the dramatic moment.
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this crituque :love::hug:
Yes, the blue wing on the upper left is indeed his wing, and the thing on the bottom right is his tail :D
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tsuruaka Digital Artist
You're very welcome! And yay I was right (or that would have been mildly awkward lol)
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First off, stunning, stunning work. It really is a gorgeous dragon and I can *almost* get the idea he just breathed fire. I think more smoke would be needed to pass that off, though, lots more! Also, his face seems a little.. flat, like a much bigger dragon just sat on him, haha. Maybe you were going for that, though. If he's flying, we should see some sort of a hint of wings, just the beginning of the wings or the tip or anything, because he kind of looks like he's floating right now or walking on an invisible floor the way his claws are stretched out.

Overall, beautiful job!
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique :D
yes, i like dragons with flat angular heads, and maybe if you looked closely, you would have seen the wings ^^
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OpalSpikeHobbyist General Artist
Oh, my bad! I looked and saw it now. :) Really beautiful work though. <3
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eogradHobbyist General Artist
Though that is a good comment re: the wings.  They are easy to mistake for some sort of horizon or river.  Maybe add a bit more texture or fiddle with the color or lighting to make it seem more obviously a wing.  
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Hi Oana!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work in a post called November Birthstone Dragons II by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love this piece, spilled rainbow and all!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the good work!
 
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WhiteSpider98Hobbyist Writer
Holy guacamole, I love this! I wish I could draw dragons! :D
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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Moonjay8Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing dragon! I love the colours, and from what I can see, the anatomy as well! :)
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :love: I'm glad you like it XDDD
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AungiesArtStudent General Artist
This dragon is badass, you should do more :)
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! I certainly will XDDD
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Deathwing, eat your heart out.
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
:D:D
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NemoraFarraigeHobbyist Digital Artist
qweiqeqiehqwi this is sooooooooooooo awesome
I mean
omg
this is just so awesome
don't tell me you are using SAI
it makes me want to cry of how good you are with using SAI while I can't do anything with SAI //cries a river omg
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
First of all thank you for the lovely words! :love:
And second of all, i used to draw in Sai in the past but since June 2014, when i got a very good computer, i draw in Photoshop only :D  this artwork included.
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Eheee it's no problem at all XD
and omg glad to hear that
it seems impossible if you use SAI and make this omg XD
aaaah I wanna try to use ps too but
My ps is lagging =x=
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