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The Mighty Rykaran has come.

Commission for :iconrykaran:

Artwork is to me:iconthirteenth-sanction:
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This piece is so incredibly well-done, I'm not how 'worth it' it is to write the critique, but here goes!

I love the integration of colors - you've got a whole range of hues and shades, and yet it all works together seamlessly.

The lighting here is divine as well - some very bright spots, some rather shadowed, but overall a soft/muted and very smooth feel.

The dragon's pose is great, he certainly feels like a 'lord', exuding confidence and owning the area. I'm not a huge fan of the dark head or the lightning-bolt tail, but they're very impressive and well-done. My only actual critical comment about this entire piece is that the wings looks too big for the dragon - but that's it!

All in all, this is an incredible piece! I'm sure the commissioner was very happy with it
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:iconcobaltcupcakes:
CobaltCupcakes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*o* this is so beautiful! awesome job on that gorgeous dragon :D
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student General Artist
smile Thanks soo much, truly :D It means a lot to me. :D I had soo much fun with this piece, I truly did. It was such a pleasure to work on. :D
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CobaltCupcakes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome ^_^
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student General Artist
:icongwomp:
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:iconfirelarson:
firelarson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Unique dragon and very nice scenery behind, great job!
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconiloveitmoreplz:  Thankies soo much I'm honored you like it :D:D:D:D
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JelloPixel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconjellopixel::iconsaysplz:Jello Approves
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww thankies, it means a lot :D I'm glad you like him :D
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:iconvictortran:
VictorTran Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
And also the lord of the wings :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
lol yes XD
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:iconturtlecollector:
Turtlecollector Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^'  Oh wow, it's so good!  I'm horrible at compliments, but I really am... eh, impressed is an understatement... with him!  I almost always mess up somehow with proportions. (ie, my contact picture where the sword looks like it's only a foot long or so.)  I end up working so hard on detail, I forget about sizing... but you're really good at all the pieces of making wonderful artwork!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey it's no biggie the fact you gave a nice compliment means very well and much to me. I'm honored you like the lil piece it means a great deal to me. I do my best to try new things and learn more about perspective, anatomy, and composition, I am by no means the best but I don't think I'm half bad for being self taught. And it's encouraging to get compliments like this for me. So thanks it really means a lot, and keep up your studies and persevere, you'll get there. ;)
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Turtlecollector Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Your welcome; and thank you for the encouragement as well.  Hope all goes well for you and your art!
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Same to you dear friend :D I enjoy encouraging others, we all started somewhere but it's good to have someone cheer ya on. ;)
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Turtlecollector Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

*awkwardly late reply*

^^ Thanks.

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paintedwolf5 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
WHOA! Those are HUGE wings! :)
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, they ought to be a decent size to carry him into the air :D
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :)
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thankies :D
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :icondragongrin:
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Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!! I love the BG and the colors!! I also love the tail reflection and the end of it, it looks so cool.... D:
This looks awesome, I love it :3
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww thanks soo much hon :icongwomp: I'm really happy you like it it means a lot. This was a huge experimental piece for me so it means a lot that you like it :D
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Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course I like it! I LOVE it :D The experiment was worthed ;) 
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:iconlaceo:
Laceo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Круто) Хотя не в моём вкусе =\
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maugryph Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool painting. Looks like you spent a lot of time on this. I like the scale work very much. the face is great too. I noticed is that you gave rykaran's dragon a huge deltoid muscle on the right wing but it isn't on the left wing. The way on you have the wings spread out towards the viewer,wouldn't the muscles be visible on both wings?
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
eh I tried messing about with that to be honest but the membrane of the wing just kept acting up. So I kinda went with the current view as he just looked like he had a tumor for some reason. It didn't help I posed him in a 3/4ths view which made the overall pose rather difficult.
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Aarok Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing stuff. Sometimes i can't believe what a peaceful guy Ry is, he just looks like a perfect warrior dragon ^^;.
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:iconrykaran:
Rykaran Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Writer
thank you, I take this as a compliment. And well more or less I'm a warrior Dragon, one who fights for the nature and the life. ^^
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Aarok Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can ^^ That's quiet impressive and good to know, that nature has a protector too.
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:iconrykaran:
Rykaran Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer
It's easy to forget that in these times with technology getting better and better. For some or even many it creates the illusion that they do not need nature anymore, they only see it when it comes to natural desaters or when are on a beach, in a forest whatever, but they often won't realize that they are nature too.
The term "Nature" is very unaccurate, easily spoken I'm refering everything that lives with that, but also things like stones, rivers, mountions etc. ^^
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x-Dekado-x Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This looks gorgeous! I love those scales! :la:
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks a lot I'm honored you like them this was a fun character to work on. :D
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x-Dekado-x Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. :aww:
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James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist
LOVE IT HEEEEEEEEEE
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks soo much :D
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James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh.. Sorry my sis was on my account,  Umbergrace is the one that gave the comment.  But I do agree, this is awesome work.
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ScarstarofScarclan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks
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ScarstarofScarclan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh your welcome
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Spacer176 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am realyl likng the scale pattern. It looks very powerful!
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks a lot :D I had a bit of fun shading them XD
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:iconspacer176:
Spacer176 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great to hear!
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sushan89 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Gorgeous!! :wow: Love the contrast of colors!
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks soo much I'm glad you like him :D
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:iconsushan89:
sushan89 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconkiinastar:
kiinastar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Very nice!
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
thankies :D
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:iconkiinastar:
kiinastar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Your very welcome :D
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tilwen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
wow:D he certainly has a lot of presence! great work on the scenery too
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks it took a lot to do the BG but I had fun drawing it. But oy that BG nearly killed me. XD
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