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Dragon Step by Step

1. Okay, I was really happy with the initial sketch on this one, although I noticed later that the chest looked a little tiny so expanded it. With the tail, I remember seeing some other works recently where a heavy, thick tail would hit the floor which would cause a slight wrinkled effect obviously, where the skin folds on itself. It looked amazing and helped realism and I had to do it with this piece.

2. I ended up changing the horizon line to diagonal as I was worried the piece would be too boring. Looking back, I think this was unnecessary in this piece as there is no real action taking place! But it's a total habit now.

3. Brightened the background sunset yellows and found a really cool dotty brush which helped me with a scale base for the dragon. Clouds painted in. I just go mad with these!

4. Detailing the sea, added in the mountain, strong lighting onto the dragon.

5. Played with the sunset colours here - I added in a line gradient of a yellow and switched the layer to overlay. This really helped add a warm glow to the whole piece. Main detailing to the dragon.

6. Final stage is a lovely colour tweak, I really cranked up the vibrancy. Rock detailing, making the show clear. Final highlighting on the dragon, bringing in some extra golden tones. The birds were a fun effect to bring the viewer's eye into the piece.

Finished piece -

Painting Progress
I was venturing through the dark, shocking place that is my DA scraps. It was a dangerous journey of rediscovery, but I made it back safely back with this fantastic lion piece I did back in 2007.

Gosh, i was so proud of this when I did it. I'd only been painting digitally for a few years (I hadn't come from a traditional painting background either!) so I was trying to learn everything at once and it was so overwhelming. 

Comparing it with my recent Lion piece, I feel such a sense of pride. I've still got lots and lots to learn, but I try and challenge myself with everything new I paint. It's exciting to think what my work will be like in the future.

2018 Lion
Leo Lion by FleetingEmber

2007 Lion
Lion Portrait by FleetingEmber
Leo Lion
A complete re-paint of a concept from last year. I know I say this about nearly every piece when I first submit it, but I AM SO HAPPY WITH THIS :D

I needed a majestic lion print and the one I had just wasn't cutting it. I'm donating a couple of items to a local charity auction, and as soon as I finished this piece, I knew this canvas would be perfect. Can't wait to take part!

As always, colours changed loads throughout the painting process. Started off a lot more red based, but drifted into rich purples to offset the yellow glow from the sun. Mainly painted everything with a singular textured brush, but used a fluffier one for the clouds.
Ancient Dragon
He may not be able to see you... but he knows you're there

I wasn't sure exactly where I wanted to go with this dragon concept, other than I knew I wanted large horns. The bunched up posture, blind eyes, broken teeth, drool, that all came in as I painted. Initially I was going to go with the wing closest outstretched to show the body underneath, but having them down was something different and really helped showcase a defensive position.

The colours were a sudden choice, and I really wasn't certain they would work but I'm so glad I stuck with them!

Part of a series of commissions.


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An aspiring digital artist, ready to take on the world.

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DeniMusic Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
Migeru254 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
Izussa Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav! I just looked at your art and it is amazing. Keep up the good work! :)
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Thx for the fav !
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