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Cherry Flavored Cough Syrup by noctem-tenebris Cherry Flavored Cough Syrup by noctem-tenebris
Little speedpaint doodle of a dragon. XD Prolly an hour and a half, hope you all enjoy.

Artwork and design is to me:iconthirteenth-sanction:
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I know I may seem unqualified, but I am simply trying to help. You can disregard this critique if you don't like it. Ü

This is one of the most moving pieces I have seen in quite a while, regarding to dragons. As I consider myself to be a "dragonologist," I consider the way you captured the movement in this to be exquisite. He is leaping from the flames... simply marvelous.

However, I have a few complaints.

Although the dragon itself is obviously the focus of the artwork, the fire detracts from it. That yellow fire at the right-hand bottom corner- that is good, as it adds to the majesty of the great beast. The orange fire surrounding it, however, does not do it justice. If by the head there were less or no flames, his fiery gaze would be much more moving- almost as if he were leaping from the painting.

Lastly, I would slim down the neck slightly. This may be your style, however, so disregard my foolish complaints. (*-*)

I realize this was only a speedpaint, and isn't a crucial piece to you. Or maybe it is, but once again ignore my dumb behavior.

All in all, however, this is amazing. Perfection!
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septimusheap412 Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
The title is AWESOME.
Speedpaint? Lol that would equal a small masterpiece compared to my best stuff
noctem-tenebris Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
:blush::blush::blush::blush: I am truly honored you'd think so. It was a huge experimental piece that I had a bit of fun with.  :hug:
yeah, can you share how you did some of it?  Especially the head
noctem-tenebris Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
If there si one thing I am not good at are tutorials. Alot of my stuff is merely trial and error and thus explaining it would be a difficult notion. XD
Kivutar Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colors. (:
RamenScotch Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, amazing work :D
FierceFantasy Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
background does not give the dragon the justice it needs. backgrounds, usually, help your character stand out. I do know its just a doodle so I guess its great for what you pulled off in an hour and a half, which looks like a LOT of work. great job!
HellWyvern666 Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy mother of sweet radishes, this is one really, REALLY impressive artwork, Aub. :wow: Hard to look at one specific part of it because, well, I really loooove the upper part of the background because of the shapes and the most delicious colors! Not to mention that the fire looks insaaaanely realistic. How you pulled that off is simply gorgeous, hellishly gorgeous ( In every good sense ofc. )!

Aaand then the dragon itself. As usual, the amount of gorgeous scales along the neck that you always do with impressive flow and consistency ( And speed. XD ) but most of all I am in love with that HEAD. AAAaargh god damn that is one purdy as hell dragon, the eye looks very realistic and I think I could just stare at it for a while. XD Extremely impressive work on the scales along his/her cheeks and under the eyes, BUT what impresses me even more is the amazing shine and fire reflection detail on the top of its snout. That there detail is blowing me AWAY, bit by bit I am blown off by the realism and beauty of this drawing.

Simply amazing, my friend. My hat's off to you, ma'am. Do keep up the good work! <3
Aquilla-Whingate Dec 10, 2013   General Artist
So does that make him Robitussen or Vics 44, this also gives this dragon a song by Young the Giant as well too hehe.
I digress this look like a fine dragon torrent of blazing flames and extremely detailed for what you call speed paint, even down to the scale detail. Even the background has the detail of heat warping and clouded skies, well done. :)
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