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Freshly Hatched by sythiar Freshly Hatched by sythiar
So, there we are. I finally finished colouring this little dragon here. I'm more or less pleased with how it came out, even though, as usual, there are still some things I wish I could have done better.

References and things
I did look at some photos of lizards, trees and leaves in order to paint this, but otherwise didn't use any reference whatsoever. I mainly worked with a 5px Photoshop brush and only used a custom brush for some of the texture on the wings.

Time used
I honestly don't know. But it was a lot - or far too much, anyway.

Inspriation:
- Keith Parkinson - he used to paint absolutely wonderful dragons!
- Raúl Martín - he is a palaeontological illustrator and a brilliant one at that
- Steve Goad's "Prayer Time" - the details on his dragon paintings are stunning!


Thanks for watching. And thanks so much for the DD!


Sketches, detail shots and the work in progress series are here:
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Freshly Hatched by *sythiar is just that; a freshly hatched dragon! It is drawn at a full frontal angle, so we see the twisting and turning of the creature's body as well as giving it lots of depth. ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by Katmomma )
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MonikaKohler Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint: genial, einfach nur genial. Wie lange hast du denn dafür gebraucht?
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sythiar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, danke für den Kommentar. Ich habe keine Ahnung mehr, das ist schon so lange her. Vielleicht 40 Stunden, oder so.
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MonikaKohler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint: wow, da hast du dir die vielen clicks aber hart verdient!
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sythiar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke vielmals. :) Damals ging es mir noch um die Klicks - heute nicht mehr so sehr.
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cookiegirl14 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
i love this! it's sooooo cute. (boy or girl?name, if any?)
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sythiar Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, I never really gave that any thought... I have no idea about it's gender. Neutral, perhaps? And no, it doesn't have a name, either.
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cookiegirl14 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
awwwww man! maybe you could hold a mini name contest to come up with a name. ex: solstice or phyrelite (fire-light)
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sythiar Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... I don't know. Somehow I don't think it needs a name. Not all things need names. But thanks for the nice input. :)
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cookiegirl14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
anytime. keep up the great work!
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sythiar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will. :)
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