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August 14, 2012
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Varathael commission by Ghostwalker2061 Varathael commission by Ghostwalker2061
Commission for :iconvarathael:

Okay, who's next?

edit Did say I would revisit this image. I wanted to bring out the red a bit more like the customer wanted. So, and to try some of CS6's adjustments. A lot better than CS4's.

Think so too?

More adjusting. Experimenting with this style that a lot of digital artists are trying to do, almost look like a slight anaglyph look, but not completely.
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The scales look very metallic, and since there is no obvious point of light, I think they should be in darker color. For a more realistic look, I suggest rougher scale texture, to make it look tougher. I think you did a great job on they background and head. The dragon looked very muscular and sturdy, all anatomy is correct. Good touch with the glare between the wings, was a nice touch as well. Only anatomy problem is the wing muscle that goes too far back on the flank. That woul create strain while the dragon is flying. All in all, a very good deviation.
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Overall, I have to say that you really did an awesome job. The whole picture itself just jumped out at me and screamed "HEY, LOOK AT ME! I'M AWESOME!" You did a really great job with the light source, but I think that the scales could use a bit more "shadowing" to make the light's effect on the dragon's scales more dynamic and realistic.
I really like the background and the perfectly detailed scales as well. You definitely paid attention to all of those little things that make or break a picture, and it turned out a true masterpiece.
Again, really great job, I don't have any other complaints. Keep up the good work, and don't stop drawing!
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Godforoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
very cool
Vlamballas Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
man o man

i am always impressed and so happy to have so many lovely wallpapers for my personal pc
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, none of my images are made for wallpapers unless I got back and edit the original to create one.
RyukiGrayDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Absolutely amazing piece. :D
orangeluigi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
He looks like a true badass!
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great scale work!
JayJayRoxx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
He looks very strong and proud, you should be proud too. You are truly an amazing artist that is a fact :)
ForzaDelDestino2k8 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
You are one awesome dragon artist.
FirenzeLotus22 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This girl has stolen your artwork:…

DA staff STILL has not deleted her.
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am attempting to report it.  But the report button doesn't work right now.
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