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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.

You are not allowed to use it for your own personal use without the expressed permission of myself or :iconvarathael:

Do you understand?

And since this image is the one that gets stolen a lot lately, I'm sticking the ugly watermark in the front of it.  Don't want the watermark?  Well, help me fight art thieves.  
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:icongabbzgizmo:
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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:icondrag0nblade:
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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:iconpoisonofviperclan:
Poisonofviperclan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is a beautiful picture!:)
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:icongodforoth:
Godforoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
very cool
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:iconvlamballas:
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
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is not meant to be a wallpaper.  I can create something that is formatted for wallpaper use, but this is not one of them.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
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.
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:iconryukigraydragon:
RyukiGrayDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Absolutely amazing piece. :D
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:iconorangeluigi:
orangeluigi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
He looks like a true badass!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great scale work!
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:iconjayjayroxx:
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 :)
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:iconforzadeldestino2k8:
ForzaDelDestino2k8 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
You are one awesome dragon artist.
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:iconfirenzelotus22:
FirenzeLotus22 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This girl has stolen your artwork: lalaloopsy44166.deviantart.com…

DA staff STILL has not deleted her.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
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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:iconxuanwu9:
XuanWu9 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Awesome dragon.
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:iconnamesrundry:
namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good.
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:iconkalegarrison:
KaleGarrison Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Magnificent.
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:iconultima-wraith:
Ultima-Wraith Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the reddish-gold coloration to this one, more of a metal red almost than the normal flat crimson they are depicted as.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx. I've noticed a lot of digital artists are trying out this anaglyph look to their images and I'm trying to figure out how they are doing it.
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:iconultima-wraith:
Ultima-Wraith Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like to think of dragons as shimmering-scaled, in my mind it adds to the majesticism. (Wasn't a word, now it is) Kind of like a knight shimmering in plate mail I guess.
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Knight-Of-God Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do think this looks nice, though I don't remember how it used to look. Whatever the case, the red looks decently visible. So I'd say mission accomplished. :)
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:iconjhumby:
jhumby Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Love this, te moon in the background was a great touch
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:iconvalnorran:
Valnorran Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Full moon shining through upraised dragon wings... doesn't get much cooler than that.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Um, it's too bright to be the moon.
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:icondb1993:
db1993 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Awesome dragon.
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:iconsergeantski:
SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't even think of anything boss to say. I'm so jelly right now.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok.
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work, Ghost! The red color of the dragon is gorgeously done. Subtle, yet definitive. The detail and lighting of the ground being shown in the midst of the fog really brings the contrast of the light and dark out well. Phenomenal work as always! :D
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feanarth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wow! I'd say you almost did a photorealistic job with the lighting here. Of course with being black the dragon woul appear much darker but that would just eat all those beautiful details you put in there. Awesome work! :D
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's not black, he's red.
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:iconkeinzantezuken:
KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Uh-oh, you open for comissions?
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, not right now. I'll open it back up in December. So, save your money.
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:iconkeinzantezuken:
KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Well, what was the prices for previous bath?
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
prices on my front page
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:iconaverycf:
AveryCF Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
-le fant so awsome-
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:icondragonflame123:
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is so epic.. :la:
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:iconkurokurousagi:
Kurokurousagi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's actually very beautiful. ^w^ I like the way you did the lighting in the background, it let the dragon show it's colours very well. :iconiloveitplz: Over all, I love how the dragon was drawn along with the background. :D
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:iconsparrowflight687:
sparrowflight687 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is one of the best artworks I have ever seen. The style is breathtaking and everything just is appealing to the eye.
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:iconmctuner:
MCtuner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I like the lighting. It gives the picture depth. And the smoke in the background makes gives it a dark, mysterious feel to it too.

I also like what you did with the dragon's scales. Very nice. And the wings make the dragon look battle-worn.

Overall, very professional-looking. Good Job!
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Requesting wet noodle.
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
This is completely badass. \m/
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icontitanium-zen:
Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmisbeavin:
misbeavin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Great job!
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:iconchibi-dragoness:
Chibi-Dragoness Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such beutiful work!
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:icondmbluedragon:
DMBlueDragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconcroatian-artist-girl:
croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow it looks so powerful! great job
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:iconreeje:
Reeje Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you repeat that? i couldn't here you over my gasping at how great this is! :)
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Um....awesome dragon standing in a forest?
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:iconreeje:
Reeje Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh that's better i heard you that time ^^
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:icona-friend-person:
A-Friend-Person Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
GOD DAMN SON look at that lighting

that bending of the scales on the tail

them wings

Do you have skills with urban backgrounds? I need someone to help design with a visual novel I've been writing. I wouldn't ask you to draw humans since that doesn't seem to be your thing, but if you can hit me up we can discuss possible commissions for bg images and you being credited and all. I'd also gladly pay you (but don't ask me for too much, I'm a dirt-poor college student)
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