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Silver's Cave by Reithya Silver's Cave by Reithya
So, this is :iconsilverlightthedragon:'s second commission from me ( :heart: :love: :heart: ) and he wanted to have his dragon in a cave with crystals sharing the blue glow from the accents on his dragon.

Needless to say, I am very very very proud with this piece...
I used from :iconowlivia: as a reference (she's amazing ;u; )

The background is definitely the part I am most proud of, but the dragon was fun to draw and shade and perfect. I think it went better this time around because I did him before, but still. :) Yes, all those scales are indeed hand drawn, as always. :love:

I only used like 5 colors this whole picture. I know that the cave is weighted with all the shades of the same color blue, but I think it helps to show that only one light source will only have one color to show for it. :)

I don't know how long this took. I would say about 10 hours, more or less. :) Using Photoshop CS3, Wacom Bamboo Fun and of course, all the positive energy from everyone who comes to my sessions. :heart:

Please, this character is (c) by :iconsilverlightthedragon:, and is only for use by him.
The artwork is (c) :iconreithya:

Comments, as always, are welcome. Along with critiques this time! :love:

Also mini shoutout to :icondragonheart27: for the help with suggestions on how to paint things, and for the polar bears. Hehe! :D
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I'm not gonna just randomly say, "It's all perfect!" and give this art five starts with out any real reason to back up why I gave it that much. That's extremely unprofessional!

What seems as something so simple from a distance can mean so much more when you're up close to the photo. Everything about this picture, in my fully honest opinion, works!

For starters, the neon glowing cave is a remarkable piece! Reithya, you much have defiantly known what you were doing when you repainted the texture of the cave. What you've done has given a Dragons living space more of a living touch! You even added water droplets from stalactites to give a moist environment to the the area without being too detailed.

And now the dragon. The dragon fits in perfectly to its environment! have spots and "glowing" areas on its body to resemble its living space to make the two relateable instead of having some awkwardly opposite colored dragon in the mix to screw everything up.

And the anatomy is outstanding! Body parts are not forced into an awkward position to give more viewing room of the cave. Everything is fitted just perfectly. And the head of the dragon is extremely well done in how clear, yet extremely detailed it is. I couldn't find myself having a difficult time viewing this face and that is a very good thing! I understand it must be somewhat difficult to not only be precise but detailed when it comes to scaling a dragons face. But you've nailed it! You put critical detail in the face without messing up the look and that is awesome!

Every scale and every limb comes in a perfect position in a perfect cave in a perfect photograph! Seriously! Awesome job! Very, very great job!
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Reithya Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
...I am such a horrible friend; taking so long to comment on your recent work. I blame the cold; tis made me sluggish :XD: but anyways, I love how the background turned out. Watching you work on it was a lot of fun. Overall an awesome piece. :D
Reithya Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not a horrible friend, dear. :XD:
Thanks for the kind comment! :love:
Nope, just a (currently) lazy one. I mean, I am even writing this from my bed. :XD: and you are of course always very welcome!
OOOOH! So pretty!
Reithya Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
You're welcome =3
GameMasterKyro Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree with everything :iconlucario2007: said! It must have taken a ton of time and effort for that! I would never dream of being able to do that!
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