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Soaring through the Burning Skies by Nachiii Soaring through the Burning Skies by Nachiii
A little present for :iconsamantha-dragon:. She was so kind to draw me several pictures of my dragon char Azrael, so I wanted to draw something in return :) It was supposed to be a speedpaint, but in the end I spent around 8 hours with it (although 2 hour were used for constant re-doing of the sky ^^;).
I used a photo of a bat as a reference for the wings.
I hope you'll like it :aww:
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Amazing O.O :wow: I love this! :love: I so wish I flew there.. *instant fav*
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'd love that as well :D
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
you're welcome^^
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sander94 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
hooray, i have some free time XD
here goes:

first the wings: dunno if its me, but did you make them slightly transparent? i'm seeing some of the brown from the mountains coming trough, great work nonetheless XD
the rocks, i have to compliment you on that, a great amount of time and detail on the cracks and color difference, but i dont see the use of texture tools anywhere XD

the only thing that confuses me is the background, it looks like a dozen of vulcanoes exploded and shot lava up the sky? but i ques its ment to look like that? XD

and for final, the mountains are really well done, the color difference from the green to brown gives the image of different terrains in the pic C: (a skill i have yet to master)
great work man ^^
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks a lot :tighthug:
Making the wings transparent wasn't my intention, but for some reason, I sometimes make them look that way :D Here I didn't mind them looking either way, so I let it be :)
I'm very happy you like the rocks, because this was a practise without references and I suck at mountains :D I din't use actual texture on them, but a chalk brush. I guess it was too small to make any well visible texture there, but it's different - more rough - than the rock I made with airbrush :)
The red sky doesn't have any logical explanation :D I thought of it rather as about a different world, where the clouds are red :aww: The hills or whatever it is in the backround are pretty bad, but I was too lazy to make them into any better shapes :P
Thank you very much - I like experimenting with colors and I want to be good with using them :)
Thank you so much you found time for the critique, it's not often that I receive a comment this long :D I'll keep your thoughts in mind and make use of them when drawing my next picture :) You're great, thank you :hug:
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sander94 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
chalk brush? you perhaps know if that is for photoshop and SAI?
LOL your art your logics XD (the wonders of imagination)
then for the mountains we are going to have to agree to disagree XD

yes, but it was hard finding them though #_# gotta say that you improve fast XD and thank you
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. :) I don't know about SAI, because I don't have it. This brush was nevertheless part of the basic set of brushes in photoshop, so I didn't have to download it anywhere.
Thank you very much :hug:
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sander94 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
hmmm, i'l go to mr.google and then see if i can find something for SAI, thank you XD and your welcome
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Cherry3x7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
it's wonderful!!!!!!! i <3 dragons
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug: Me too :aww:
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SyerAru Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Immediatly made me think of this song [link] O.O Looks epic! I love how the light bounces off the wings and the fur on the back :3
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know that one before :) Thank you for the link. It's cool I accidentaly picked up such a similar title :D
Thank you :hug:
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SyerAru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^ maybe it wasn't a coincidence? O.o
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it was. I've never heard about this song before :)
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Enigmatic-Ki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it ^^ Theres so much color to look at too *_*
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :hug: I love colooorz :dance:
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SarahSkye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the dragon! The whole painting looks really cool, especially the sky, it looks like fire!
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :hug: I'm glad it does :aww:
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STDCLASSICS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Nice scenery, and pretty dwagon. This piece looks like it should be in a video game.
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. Really? Designing videogames would be great, but I don't think I have what it takes ^^;
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STDCLASSICS Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
You shouldn't doubt yourself.
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I'll try. I still don't think I'm really suited for it, but it doesn't mean I'm not going to try to work hard on my art skills so that one day, maybe, I'll get to a higher level :D
Thank you for the encouragement :hug:
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very beautiful! Nice land scape!
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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Jestersoup Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The dragon looks a little clear amidst the mist from the mountains and possible glare but... ah, who cares? Great work on this!
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I guess it does, you're already the third one to point that out :aww: I wanted to make the dragon the most important in the picture and shiny, but I probably overdid it a little ^^; :D
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Jestersoup Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It has a real eerie glow that seems perfectly natural for the dragon; I don't think the its own sheen is overdone at all, personally. :D
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :tighthug: I'm glad to hear that. But I'll still have to pay more attention to coloring next time :aww:
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Jestersoup Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*don't think its own...
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sander94 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
LOL lets call it a slowpaint then?

Great work on the red glowing rocks in the front of the picture c;
and i see you improved on the drawing of mountains XD awesome, you want me to qriticue again?
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, slowpaint, that's it! :D
Thank you :) Since I already overstepped the time for speedpainting, I played with the rocks a bit more :aww:
Well, I'd love a critique :aww:, but I don't want to trouble you too much. If you find a bit of time and don't mind, I'd be happy :aww:
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sander94 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
mind if i make a qritique on a later posts of yours? i'm with finals at the moment and have limited time to get through my inbox~
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, no, of course. I'm not a premium member anymore, though, so it will not be possible to write proper critiques to my later posts, but don't worry about it. The finals are far more important and I don't want to burden you. Only if you have a little time sometime, you can write me a comment with whatever you think about my pics :) That'll make me happy :)
Good luck with the finals! :)
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sander94 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
dosnt have to be an offical qritique, i can still write out the critique in a comment~
relax bro, i choose to qritique on your art outta free will, so dont worry about burren me~
thank you XD
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome :aww: Thank you very much, I'd really aprreciate that :)
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Jafira Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Beautiful scenery and awesome dragon, well done!
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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hcafantastic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
The translucent wings with the bat-like bone structures ... very cool. :)
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I'm glad you like it, thank you :hug:
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Awesome :D
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
No problem man <) [Hugs back]
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conscript900 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Nicely drawn.
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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conscript900 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
*Hugs back* your welcome
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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KarolDalaiSarash Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student
pěkný :) akorát, mam z toho takovej pocit, jako kdyby ten drak na to pozadí nepatřil... asi je to tím, jak je ta jejich krezba od sebe drobet odlišná. to ale jen jak sem se na to koukla prvně. jak na to tak koukám dýl, tak už to tak vidět neni... možná že to byl ale úmysl...
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Děkuju :) No, drak měl být výraznější než pozadí - chtěla jsem ho udělat jakýmsi centrem obrázku, ale asi jsem to trochu přepískla, no :D Díky za upozornění, příště si na to dám větší pozor :)
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KarolDalaiSarash Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student
ale ono to neni zaseic až tak...jenom to bylo první čeho jsem si všimla. ale kombinace barvy těch skal s tou modrou je celkem zajímavá. :)
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Nachiii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
První dojem je ale vždycky důležitý - když nad tím sedím pár hodin, tak si toho už nevšimnu, takže přesně takovouhle kritiku vítám :) Děkuju :hug:
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