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Dragon Shaman 1 by Ghostwalker2061 Dragon Shaman 1 by Ghostwalker2061
I know I'm not done because of the two missing characters but right now, I'm looking for artistic encouragement because I ain't gettin' any at the school.

In fact I'm getting insulted at school because doing abstract art isn't my thing.

Done in the new Photoshop CS6.

Yes the image is based off of this...

[link]

Eat me...

Also, he's showing off splits in his chest because well, Nel is still too fat for his scales. He's not ripping apart anymore or leaking lava, so think of those splits as basically stretch marks when he puffs himself out or stretches his neck. I kinda see him slumping over a lot when he doesn't want to show off the glowing stretch marks.
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:icongodforoth:
Godforoth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
impressive
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:iconstormheartfire:
Stormheartfire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013

This. Is. AWESOME!

 

 

Just draw randomness without looking at what you're doing and you have abstract art.

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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your dragons designs are so good, that I'm speechless.
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:iconnott-nox:
Nott-Nox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it and love you keep up the epic work!
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DragunLady Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Those sad people that feel the need to insult other's art are just jealous and wish they could create as well as you do. I wish I had even a tiny bit as much talent as you. Art is to be respected, there are no hard and fast rules. That's the beauty of it. Keep up the stunning work!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Wait, you're getting insulted for abstract art not being your forté? That's just rude.
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:iconaladasian:
aladasian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I was once the supreme lord and ruler of an entire interplanetary multiverse.

It was awful. :lol:

Meh, i wouldn't sweat their ashattery - they'll still be trying to figure out how to draw stick figures while you're getting all the commission jobs in the end anyway.
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love-art22 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's not gay, he's FABULOUS!
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, he's not gay at all. He's straight and married with a pretty blond. Who can kick his ass.

But thanx.
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love-art22 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C: didn't meant that XD The bit pink looking thing, reminded me of a episode from pewdiepie. And that was his words XD so yeah c:

no problem c:
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Triforce-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Regarding the title, that Dragon Shaman is a bit more badass than my D&D 3.5 Dragon Shaman character :)

Though epic picture.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that's Nel for you. He can look bad assed at times, but most of the time, he looks adorable and harmless.
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Triforce-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed :)
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vanessaskydragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hate how we have to kill him we should have brought him back to being the good Nel but now we have to kill him azaroth lost a big protector i love thrall in all but i cant see him as the new earth warder unless some how he turns into a dragon
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
What school are you in? Why in the world are they teaching abstract art? Egads! Realism is where the real tallent is and you got a lot of tallent!
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
University of Tennessee.
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Egads. Well at least its more affordable than California where I am.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, tell them that I'm talented. They don't think so.
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cause they are closed minded pricks. Move over here to Laguna beach and go to LCAD. they teach what ya wana know :)
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love to, but out of state tuition is a bit pricy. There is a university where all the talented people go in my state, that is East Tennessee State University, it's in the chain of UT, but their department is more open to creative people. Also, considering that living expenses is much higher there, on the salary I make at this time, I wouldn't be able to afford an apartment in someplace safe. Unless you wanna have a roomate.
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hell im looking at haveing to live with family and drop out of college its so damn expensive :(
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katiescarlet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! Very dignified.
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:iconnamesrundry:
namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive. Don't mess with this dude.

Abstract art is abstract. Fantastic art is fantastic. Rejoice.
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:iconastral-spectrum:
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"What brings you to the Heart of the World. Mortal? What do you plan to gain by meddling in the affairs of the Dohvah?"
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not getting the reference
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:iconastral-spectrum:
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wasn't referencing anything haha. came up with that on the spot.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay. So, how do you like the painting?
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:iconastral-spectrum:
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh its amazing. I don't make up RP on the spot for just anything haha.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok.

I don't do much RPing when it comes to my gallery. I kinda get confused when other people do though.
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Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh haha. sorry.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Looking like a nice coloring job. I dare say that Nel's head here is probably the best one of you so far when it comes to detail. He's looking kinda stern in this piece. I bet adding the other two characters will even make it more awesome.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't Nel's head cute?

So, since the upgrade, any difference to the image?
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Well, if you want to compare it to the image you've based it on: [link] his scales seem to have more texture, it kinda looks like real obsidian. Maybe that's something you can try as well?
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That wasn't really what I was asking. I mean compared to my older images that was done in CS4.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Well, I like how you're being more creative with the perspective here. The low angle really adds more effect to the image.
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thewarlock66 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Epic
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, i really like how this turned out so far! :)
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:iconlittle-snowbird:
Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
The thing is everyone has their own style of art, therefore no one can do anything wrong with art. I think you should pay them no mind.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These are my teachers.
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ScilleaM Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
i've had teachers like that before, THEY SUCK BALLS. I just do my art on my own now really. But it hurts when its a teacher who's says that.
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Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
O_O Wow, I feel stupid now.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm the one who feels horrid. This is what I get for going to this school.
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Kingpin2007 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If they're actually attacking you because of your art style, then they're not very good teachers. A skilled teacher tells you why it's wrong, explains it to you, and keeps an open mind about your take on things, particularly in such an open ended field as art.

Now, if it were something like mathematics, then that wouldn't apply in most cases. Either the result is correct or it is not. There is no middle ground. There are no other kinds of 'correct'.

But ART? No, I think your teachers are undeserving of their title.

Funny thing is, where I live, most of the art teachers don't deserve their titles. They got in through corruption. Bribery and favours got them their place, and because they are undeserving of it, they get stuck when a genuinely talented artist shows up. So they give them hell, knocking down their grades, telling them they're doing it wrong, maybe [though I can't say for sure as I haven't heard of a particular instance] even telling artists like you that they are awful and that they should be doing abstract stuff. Reason I would see for that is that because abstract and bizarre art is so weird and obscure, they can bullshit through it and make out utter shit to be a master piece, or otherwise, without anyone seeing through the fact they don't know what the hell they're talking about.

So yeah, long story short: DON'T be discouraged. You ARE talented. Those 'teachers' DON'T know what they're talking about, and your work IS appreciated and respected tremendously. My advice would be to give them what they ask for [in other words, bullshit your way through it with what they're asking for], and then, once you're done with the school, go whatever way you want. In the mean time, keep developing your art here and keep asking for critiques. I'm sure more experienced artists would be glad to give you pointers where needed [though to be honest, I see very few if any problems with your art. I'd have to sit down with the sole intent of picking out flaws to be able to see any problems. I can do that later, if you like. My art may not be anywhere near your standards, but I like to think that I'm fairly good at spotting flaws, mistakes, or points for improvement :D]
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:iconlittle-snowbird:
Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
That's not fair at all.
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:iconknight-of-god:
Knight-Of-God Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOOOOOOOOPP!!!!!! Sweetness! Excellent job! I don't care that you based it off that Deathwing pic, yours looks epic! Maybe more! Keep it up!
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ObscenityEngine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artist
I like the clear influences of the promo art, but more that your redeemed incarnation of Nel is looking upward, rather than directly at the viewer. It does a lot to convey his newfound second chance. I'm also a big fan of the vibrancy of the overall piece.
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dracostarcloud Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I love it.
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devianttwins14 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Art is a matter of taste, what one person might like maybe another one dont like , ignore the jerks and fools , do what you like to do ! ...hope that was encouraging :D
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Art is not something somebody can do "wrong". Ignore the insults.
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