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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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DragonsinMiniature Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so brilliant! I love the way his head is angled just so, like he's just noticed someone watching him and he's deciding whether or not to eat them. And the way the fire surrounds him, it's like he was asleep within it until someone made the mistake of waking him. I particularly like his horns, they're very impressive. He's just magnificent, I love it!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
aww thankies soo much, truly that means a lot unto me XD I had soo much fun with this experiment. I was playing with a new painting technique to see if I could try something new and have come to quite enjoy it, It has been quite the lil success. :D
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septimusheap412 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Writer
The title is AWESOME.
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Orion-Virtute Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Speedpaint? Lol that would equal a small masterpiece compared to my best stuff
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner 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:
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Orion-Virtute Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
yeah, can you share how you did some of it?  Especially the head
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner 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
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Kivutar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colors. (:
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RamenScotch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, amazing work :D
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FierceFantasy Featured By Owner 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!
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HellWyvern666 Featured By Owner 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
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner 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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Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! ;D
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GrimmPrime Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
WHERE IS THE GRAPE FLAVOR HMMMM? SHOW SOME LUVINS. 
JK
HAI this looks beautiful, someone is a bit feisty. Me gusta :)
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black-Khisanth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Magnificent!
Flames just like scales are very successful!
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orcafreak Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pic, really like the shading work there! Brilliant work! :)
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FlamewolfTheWhite Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! I love it ^^
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Ealaain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
haha! diggin' that title XD
interesting change for this dragon. a little less detailed than what I'm used to seeing from you, but still really pretty. love those eyes. really pretty XD and those colors :la:
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
He is quite a cutie..little cough syrup. I don't think he is happy with such a title but it works regardless XD
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Svartya Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww speed paints are so fun and relaxing! :la:
beautiful dragon you did here! adored his scales and spikes :love:

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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes relaxing and tantalizing in their own regard. Wondrous experiments in any medium. I am honored you like him, he's a cute little bug.
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Svartya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup :la: agh mostly times when i'm drawing i fell very good and tranquil C: it is really good for me :)
ah yes he is indeed a cute little bug XD

ah,also adored your new user name! really good :D you got my total approve pal! :la:

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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Why thank you dear friend. I am honored you like the change of name, I felt it was time for a change.
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Svartya Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah yes it is nice to change when you really fell like!
that is a new pretty name you got! just don't do the same mistake as i and regret your new name D: i had to wait 6 months to undo my mistake!
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Archanubis Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Nice looking dragon.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thankies, I am honored you like :D
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, those colors are really pretty. It's surprising seeing something this colorful from you.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Colors can be warped and played with in fun little experiments.
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Colors piss me off when I try to paint them in a sensible manner :C
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Really cool dragon :D awesome work!!!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Why thank you soo much, I am truly and sincerely honored you like the little one. :D
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
You are very welcome :D
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DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome dragon :XD: and amazing title there, indeedlol
I really love the colors of it too~ :la:
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
lol, I am glad you liked the random little title. I couldn't help myself, when it started out as a doodle, the colors looked like cough medicine.
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DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fitting title in the end, then? XD The colors seem cough syrupy and a dash of Autumn thrown in there XD good colors <3
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Phesant33 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great flames :) great head too
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much, I am sincerely honored that you like it. He was a fun little experiment.
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Madytao Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, love it :heart:
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Why thank you, I am humbled by your appreciation of it :D
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Kyuubi83256 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That....is....amazing........
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you much, I am honored you like it. Truly, it means a lot to me :hug:
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Kyuubi83256 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww you are very welcome! Cx
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