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Commission for :iconpsychopomp16:
Media used: black ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil, watercolors

I had some spare time today and decided to finish this. It might be the fastest I've ever finished something for someone else and i'm quite proud of meeting every non-existant deadline imaginable.

The funny thing about this commission was that the colors for this dragon weren't certain yet, so I was left to play around with them. The colors I was supposed to use were white, red and black, with red being the main skin color. So I decided to give her creamy white wings, a pale line of plating on the front and details of white feathers to the tail and back, to emphasize the color of the wings, along with a blendable shade of red for her skin and a few tiny details of black to not make the resulting picture too dark.

I would have loved to color a white-skinned dragon with red details, but it looks good this way too, in my opinion. I just really hope ~Psychopomp16 likes it. I hope it's a bit similar to what you imagined it to be!
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:iconravhi:
Ravhi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so beautiful
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =)
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Zephyr4444 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this dragon. She's beautiful. I hope my work can get this good someday. I love the wing style and the crest on her head. Amazing job :)
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, you'll get there, no doubt! With practice and ambition, you can achieve anything =) My work as it is now isn't even that big of a milestone; put your heart into it and you'll go way beyond ^^

Thank you very much!
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Zephyr4444 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll do my best :) Thanks for the encouragement!!
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WolfAngel7777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Artist
I'll be damned....you can DRAW better than I can DAYDREAM!! You HAVE to be an artist! This is a piece of work!
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, don't sell yourself short, I'm sure you can dream up far more fantastical things than I can draw. =) But thank you kindly! I'm glad you like my work ^^
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WolfAngel7777 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Artist
its absolutely beautiful
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:iconvalhallia:
Valhallia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
She's beautiful! Your colours and style convey both the strength and a certain delicacy in this wonderful creature!
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's not often I hear people comment on the strength of the creatures I draw, probably because of the soft tones I use to color them with. Glad you like it!
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:iconvalhallia:
Valhallia Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
most welcome :nod:
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:icondayidiedisdayilived:
DayIDiedIsDayILived Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Writer
this is totally amazing!!!!!!! :jawdrop: :faint: :boogie:
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :dance:
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DayIDiedIsDayILived Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Writer
welcome! :D
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:iconarredie-cz:
Arredie-cz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it's very... Good :D The wings are awesome and anatomy too :3
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad the wings turned out well. It's always tricky to get wings with both feathers and skin to look just right, but I'm proud of this one. =)

Thanks for stopping by!
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:iconblackw1nd:
BlackW1nd Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work! Beautiful dragon =)
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconannbu:
Annbu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Its so wonderful, dragons are my favorite!! Right next to mermaids and centaurs!!

I so want to draw this great one day!!!
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mermaids and centaurs are great too! I like mermaids a tad more, though. I don't know why X)

And everything's possible with practice =) I'm sure you can be a great painter if you really want to.
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Annbu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope so and thanks!!! :iconluvluvplz:
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:iconariade:
Ariade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh nice how much is such a nice picture?
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it =)
I charged 15 Euro for this picture, but it can vary a bit depending on how difficult a character is for me to draw. Commission prices can be found on my main page, if you scroll down a bit.

Thanks for stopping by! ^^
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NebTheDeviantUk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
badass man!!
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful! :heart:
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you think so.
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:happybounce:
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:icondreikaz:
Dreikaz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The coloring looks just beautiful, so soft and clear :meow:
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what happens when I pick up watercolors ^^ Sometimes I wish I was able to color more intensely, though. Next to art of other people, my paintings tend to look quite washed out and bland. I try sometimes, but highly saturated colors just don't do it for me.

I'm quite happy with this one too, though!
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Oblavon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work! I love the way you drew the wings. The combinatino of feathers and webbing is really awesome to look at. And the overall anatomy of the dragon is really well done. :clap:
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, thanks ^^ I got a reference picture from the commissioner though, so I can't take all the credit for the design. But I agree with you; it looks pretty neat!

Glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
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Oblavon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if you did have a reference, the way you executed this is flawless. :)
And you're very welcome.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I really like the design of the wings with both membrane and feathers. The curl of the tail is also really wonderful.
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! The commissioner did give me a picture as reference for this commission, so the idea of feathers and membrane isn't exactly mine, even though I doubt it's a novel concept in the first place. But I have to agree; it looks pretty neat!
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, this is very nicely done. Love the colors and your style!
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I try not to work too much with saturated colors. Everything seems much more natural when they're in earthy tones or pastels. Red sometimes give me a spot of trouble because it's such a strong color, but this one turned out great, if I may say so myself.

Thanks for stopping by!
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome! Yes, I am a fan of those colors, too.
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
...ooh. OOOH.
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that's a good thing. :aww: Thank you?
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Yes. t'is!
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kalicaferalheart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so amazing :D
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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Robuntua Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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T-Silver Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loves it @.@
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good to hear! thank you =)
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LeDucqueDantalian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
...I like it... its very very nice!!!
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it.
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very nice! i love the detail :)
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