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DF1112 Commission by Reithya DF1112 Commission by Reithya
Edit: I added appropriate shading to this piece!

This is a commission for :icondragonfreak1112:

I really hope you like it! I had extra time to work on this on the plane and such and I had a lot of fun toying with shading, as you can see. :aww:

ALSO Soooo excited I got to play around with white lining on a black dragon :squee:
I've wanted to do that for my traditional art for as long as I can remember, and even though it's not QUITE the same as traditional, the desire did spark from there. :heart:

Please, use only for :icondragonfreak1112:, character is (c)
Art (c) :iconreithya:

~30hours Photoshop CS3, Wacom Bamboo Fun
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:iconoppositeattractions:
Okay, this is my first ever critique, so just go along with it.

So... to begin with, I'll start with the positives. These are...

Well, I really like how you did the dragon. The scaling looks really good, just as per normal. The way you used the white lines around each scales seems to give each scale a feeling of some depth, making it seem as if it was actually in 3D. The chest plate also great! They're all very evenly proportioned, and they have been coloured very well, as well as shaded in a good manner.I also like the way you did the wings. They do look very nice, and almost look like they're moving just that little bit.

Moving away from the dragon, I must say that the grass in the foreground does look so expertly done. The way that you made it resembles that of actual real grass so much, and the fact that its curved gives a sense of it actually blowing gently in a nice, night time breeze. The moon in the background also gives its fair share of good looking to the picture.

Now, I'm gonna move onto the negatives.

There only seems to be one negative that I can point out in this piece, and that would have to be the actual background. I mean... that one block, solid colour of blue seems to somewhat kill off all of the life within the picture. You managed to add all this detail to the pic, and then slap a solid background off. Maybe I'm being a little harsh, but... I feel that the background just really doesn't add to the picture at all, and it kinda drags the impact of it down a little. Maybe this is something you can go back to at one point to adjust maybe. That's the only negative I can think of right now...

So, overall, I think you've made a very good piece, but you just need to look at the background a little. And, as my first critique... I guess it went okay.
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WOW! I'm seeing a whole lot of improvement in our gallery! This is a wonderful drawing and you always amae me with the amount of scales you put into your work! I always like black dragons and this one is no exception. The brushstrokes you used on the grass really works for grass. However I do believe the color of the sky is a bit loud for the image. Maybe if it was a darker blue it would seem more natural. The shading on the ground itself is nicely done and adds depth to the image. I think the reflecting lights on the wings could be refines a bit more because they look just likes dots to me. Adding veins and texture to the wings could also make it look more realistic. The claws and spikes on the back look really good but I'd refine the horns on it's head a little more. The center horn on its forehead looks a lightly thick for its placement and I'd make it a little thiner and make it look more like it's attached to the skull rather than just being placed on it. Over on the opposite wing there is a spot of blue above the dragon's back. By looking at the front wing it seems that that area would be part of the wing.

As a whole there are just some minimal changes I would make your drawing but the overall picture is a very strong visual. The detail is wonderful and I always enjoy seeing what new dragons you draw next! Keep up the good work!!
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:icondeckboy:
Deckboy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! Looks even better with the shading!
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shading, it looks more realistic.
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome. :)
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:iconmeisterbat:
MeisterBat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coming back here, I am just absolutely WOWED by this piece! This is awesome. Something I don't believe I have thanked you for being <3
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Reithya Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww... Thank you Jerry! :hug:
I'm glad you really like it!
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:iconbleue-diesel:
bleue-diesel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Artist
Wow!!!!!
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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bleue-diesel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Artist
:)
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PeachesBear Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I love it. It looks like a beautiful moonlit night. I love the contrast of the detail of the dragon and the grass with the simplistic colors and background. :w00t:
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thanks doll! :iconnewglomp:
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:icondragonheart27:
Dragonheart27 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
The white and black does add some really cool contrast!
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D
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:icondragonheart27:
Dragonheart27 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You're welcome! :D
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x-Dekado-x Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
a.w.s.o.m.e <3
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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x-Dekado-x Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
np. :D
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Fluffball264 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting on the head and wings looks great, and that grass is FANTASTIC :glomp: Just one thought here for improvement, it could use a little more shading in the darker areas? There's a little on the far forelimb, but a little more could be used on the far back leg and to help pick out where limbs join the body and the like?

But seriously, you just keep on improving so quickly! :hug:
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dear! Yeah, I've been looking at that, I do need to add some more shading in general (body, grass, sky), but at least I have wonderful friends who help me see that now! :tighthug:
Every piece I push myself to go farther. :D (though it takes 2 weeks for a piece to come out, haha). It all works out. :D
Glad to hear from you! :heart:
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the grass & wings on this one.
Also, a cool little lighting effect going on his face.
Excellent job once again Reithya.
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D :hug:
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:iconerisanima:
ErisAnima Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my god, it is so much awesomeness!
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe thanks Eris! :hug:
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Ealaain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool! love how you did the grass...and I really like the pose!
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly!! :tighthug:
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:iconealaain:
Ealaain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
You're most welcome! :glomp:
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:icondragonfreak1112:
dragonfreak1112 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Wow. thank you so much Reithya!!! :glomp: it looks very cool!! i love the BG and the dragon's design!! :wow: :thumbsup: Thank you so much Reithya!!!
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! Thank you for commissioning me!! :D
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:icondragonfreak1112:
dragonfreak1112 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thanks for doing it for me!! :D :glomp:
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:icondeckboy:
Deckboy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow the lighting on the head is crazy cool!
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. I just didn't want to do it for the whole body, so I tried to use it to accent the lighting from the moon. :D Yay white scales, haha!
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The35thChamber Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's brilliant.

I really like the claw that goes around the hill. The grass looks great too, I bet it took ages :P
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you! :D
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:iconarsfatalis:
ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome! :squee: I love the way you drew the scales.
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe thank you dear! :tighthug:
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:iconarsfatalis:
ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
No probs! :hug:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you made a wonderful dragon here again!
With Moonlight... :heart:
I love the moon so much!
Keep it up, dear! :love:
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the moon too- we are kindred spirits in that sense! :D
:hug: :heart: I will do my best to, thank you for your lovely comment! :love:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure, dear! :heart:
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:iconsiddies:
Siddies Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Holy shit, these details, amazing :)
The grass looks almost real
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thank you! :aww:
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome!!
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np. >)
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SilverlightTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!! 8D Outstanding job! :iconrainbowheartplz:
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Reithya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :iconglompageplz:
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SilverlightTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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