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Guarded by thorns by Mystalia Guarded by thorns by Mystalia
I'm grumpy about the fact that the big moon is not round in the slightest. >.<

So I finally finished this thing. :iconhellsdragonwolf: asked me to do it for my 10.000 kiriban. She gave me this sketch [link] and wanted to see what I would do with such a design. So here it is.

Drew it absentmindedly at school a few weeks back in black ballpoint. Then filled in the dragon with black ink, which looked pretty cool, so I did the background in black ink as well. Added some red ink at the very end, so the picture would pop out of the screen a little.

But halfway through, something terrible happened. I was inking happily, then went to bed and let it dry, only to discover that one of the pieces of tape hadn't managed to stick, so the paper was a bit wrinkled. Not all that much, but it still bothers me.

There were a few digital tough-ups in Gimp. I added a darker gradient to the sky. Also, originally the dragon and the thorn bushes weren't illuminated by the red light, but I thought about it and decided it would look better if they were, so I added that digitally too.

So here you are. I hope you like it ^^ It's the first decent background I've done in a while. Certainly with traditional media.
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Syndira Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it :blowkiss:
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Mystalia Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :dance:
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:iconinkwerk:
Hee...I love how you can't tell if the dragon is just a little behind the sun or if its blowing a giant gum bubble :giggle:. The coloring of this piece is really cool as well! It has a very interesting dreamlike quality.
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Mystalia May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha X) That made me laugh so hard, the gum bubble thing. You're right, he could be doing that. That would be one hell of a bubble then.

Thanks! I was debating whether to go with green or red, but green made everything look so alien. So I went with red for the somewhat eerie atmosphere.
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:iconinkwerk:
DRAGONS DO EVERYTHING TO THE X-TREME. INCLUDING BLOWING BUBBLES. :giggle:

You're welcome! Eerie atmospheres are fun to do :heart:.
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:icondragoncharmerolivia:
Very beautiful. I haven't seen much art in ink lately, and it really is a cool effect.
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Mystalia May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you ^^ I love working with ink, especially when trying to create eerie scenes like this one. This was a very quick drying ink, so I had to work really fast to make it look equal in color. X)
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Gmicalzo Apr 30, 2011
Deze is echt vet.. Ik vind die leegte mooi... Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel..
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Mystalia May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dankjewel! Het is alweer een tijdje geleden dat ik een somber plaatje zoals dit heb gemaakt. Blij dat het toch weer gelukt is ^^
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sognodrago Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah~ very beautiful!
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