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The View from Here by Zeimyth The View from Here by Zeimyth
Well, I crammed to get this drawing done before Sunday, and it didn't quite work, because it's 2 in the morning right now. ^^; But hey, I got it done, yay!

This is [link] but digital and colored. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to do anything at all with this drawing, but I guess I did. Glad that I did; I kinda like how it turned out.

And, look! She actually has something kinda identifying on her! Yay random green stripes. O.O And a blue muzzle. I wanted to give her some green on the trailing end of her wing, but it wasn't going to work very well. Not with a mouse. >.<

Oh, yeah, as you can tell I look a drastically different approach to this drawing in terms of shading and stuff. It's actually somewhat cel-shaded. I've never tried that before. O.O To be honest, I think I did a kinda lousy job on it, but hey...

Well, this will be either the last or second to last deviation you see from me for a very, very long time (I might submit a progress reel of this one, if I get the time to). Confused? Then you must not have read my journal yet. ;)

This took 20 hours, maybe, over the course of 6 days.

Comments appreciated! Though odds are you won't get a reply, so thanks in advance for everything. :)

Process: [link]
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HatenaBoss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how there is not a scale acturly drawn yet you still get that sleek feel to it. simply amzing
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you so much! :meow: Yeah, I rather like smooth-looking dragons. Well... I like all flavors of dragons, be they scaled, smooth, feathered, or furred. Smooth-hide dragons are much easier to draw, that's for sure! :D

I think one of the reasons this looks so sleek is because I was going for a cell-shaded look, so the shading is very abrupt.

Thank you again for the comment and the :+fav:. :D
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HatenaBoss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem at all. keep up the amzing work and i look forward to more of ur work in the future.
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you! :hug: I'll try not to disappoint. :)
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Elycian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This one is really neat! I like how the foreground is really clear and lined, and the background is less focused. The anatomy of the dragon is really good too. It looks great!
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Ooh, now you're getting back into my old stuff. XD

This is still one of my favorites, I'm still not sure how I managed to do it all with just a mouse. I like how the coloring on the dragon worked out. I've really moved away from this style, though; I try to make my drawings more realistic now and leave out the lines. But looking at this drawing makes me want to try doing more simple, almost-cartoonish drawings instead; they can look pretty good, too. XD

I'm glad you think the anatomy looks good! It's never been one of my strong points. ^^;
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MukArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
pretty sweet! the shading on the dragon looks great and so do the rocks!
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sparky227 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it <3
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Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Like I mentioned on the process picture, I think it turned out well, too.
Working in grayscale like that sometimes feels like cheating. It's a lot of fun, though. :D
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MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
the rocks are really well done... :wow:
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OrmIrian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: I think you have overdone yourself with this picture- it looks so smooth and impressing- I really love it.
Especially the color of the dragon the darker blue of the snout goes really well with the lighter blue... and I like the stones, but you already know that :D
Oh.. and the lighting is impressing as well- It's a really, really lovely picture :love:
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Well thank you! :D I really like the way it came out in the end... Though I wish I could have done even more. I think I got lazy with some details because GIMP was being slower (I worked with a huuuge file O.O), and also because I felt I was running out of time. Not to mention that some other details would have been impossible without a tablet. ^^;

I'm really glad you like how the colors turned out. That took a lot of work. XD I wanted to do the coloring with filtered layers, but they were being annoying and it took me a long time to figure out what setting to have all of my layers on. :faint:

Again, thank you. :hug:
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OrmIrian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... I'm not sure if I should still answer your comments, but I guess I will- you still can delete them when you return (yeah for more work :P )

Yeah- but I already think this is a huge step into a new era of drawing.. you improve really fast! :D

A good coloring always need its time, but the outcome will be much better if you just rush with it- as you have proofed here :D

No problem :hug:
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how she came out! The coloring really looks neat and gives her a unique look. :)
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Yeah, the coloring does kind of work somehow. I really didn't expect the whole piece to turn out the way it did, but I'm pleased with the effect. I just wish I knew what I did to make it happen. ^^;

And she's blue! I'm sure you don't mind that fact. XD
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not one bit. ^..^
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8-SereneShadows-8 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
That looks so cool!!! I love the coloring, of course, since I love blue....and the background where it's all kinda faded looks awesome....man, you're better at coloring than I am, XD Great job!! :D
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. :D The coloring... Well, I'm happy with how it turned out, though I must admit that it was kind of cheated on this drawing. I drew the whole picture in black and white first and then put color-filtering layers over the grayscale. So I didn't really color it in the conventional way. XD
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8-SereneShadows-8 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Hey, it's alright, it still looks great! :)
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Zwartice Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I love the shading and those colors seem to fit her very well! nice job ^^
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Hee, thank you! I felt like I could have done a bit more with the shading, but I was satisfied with it still. And yeah, I like the colors too. Usually I just pick them randomly, but somehow these ones felt right. :)
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Zwartice Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
you're welcome ^^
keep it up!
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Aurora-Silver Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a wonderfully Cell Shading and I love the pose and stones :D
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Aw, it's not that great really. XD I suppose I have the excuse of this being my first time doing cel-shading. It's no where near as good as yours, though. :)

I'm glad you liked the stones. I thought they were too lopsided and fake-looking, but people seem to like them... XD

Thanks for the comment! :D
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Dfaran Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, that's some pretty nice coloring!
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Hee, thank you. :D
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