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August 14, 2012
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Varathael commission by Ghostwalker2061 Varathael commission by Ghostwalker2061
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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.

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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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FirenzeLotus22 Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This girl has stolen your artwork:…

DA staff STILL has not deleted her.
Ghostwalker2061 Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am attempting to report it.  But the report button doesn't work right now.
Awesome dragon.
namesRUNdry Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good.
KaleGarrison Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ultima-Wraith 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.
Ghostwalker2061 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.
Ultima-Wraith 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.
Knight-Of-God 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. :)
Love this, te moon in the background was a great touch
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