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Say whaaat? by alecan Say whaaat? by alecan
Painted in Photoshop with a technique I'm really starting to like(just need to get better at it and faster), by painting it in grayscale first and applying color on a layer on top.

Took about 6 hours? And really made my hand hurt ;)

Let me know what you think :)
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:iconfurox-art:
Surprise is one of the harder emotions to convey on art. And to depict it on a dragon is even harder. You did your best, and frankly, I couldn't know what would best express it without a giant animated exclamation point. But, I can see it there. It's in his eyes. Wide and "Ah!"

Again, I have to point out the level of detail. Simply extraordinary how every 'scute', (chest scales), has individual and unique ridges. Completely different from each other. Each and every tooth has been carefully crafted. Scales too. I especially find that the nose is wrinkled. A different feel from the rest of the dragon. Perhaps that is to show age. Either way the detail is amazing.

Background wasn't neglected, it seems as though I am looking up at the sky and seeing that way. Which is interesting, because it raises that one question that purposefully pops up. What surprised him?

He acknowledges that he is still getting used a new method. Learning new methods of creativity shows an open-mind and a willingness to learn. Not everyone can appreciate one form of art, so learn another!

I congratulate the artist on this fine work!
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:iconlonedragon155:
lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol love
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job! :)
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:iconleopardknight:
LeopardKnight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
nice draconic expression on this one. also nice fork in the tongue, strange detail to notice, but i did, *shrug*
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:iconnutropix:
nutropix Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Waaa!!!
It's nothing! nothing!!
sorry
b...bay bay~~!
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:iconcorky98:
corky98 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
that is epic :D
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:iconchibi-stella:
chibi-stella Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
great
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:icongenome707:
Genome707 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Say what? Nice dragon.

:iconannoyingorangeplz::iconsaysplz: Hey dragon, you're an apple!

:iconnetarliargus::iconsaysplz: What? I don't get it...
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:icontsuriadragon:
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
beautifully design great texture and the colors are wow I love this picture great ms.Alecan ^^
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:iconaaron-radney:
Aaron-Radney Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
I was curious about something with this image. When you say you applied a color layer on top, how did you apply the color layer? Was it just a normal layer on top in photoshop or did you use something like an overlay or multiply layer?
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I used a layer with the setting "color" :)
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:iconmalibuking11:
Malibuking11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist
That looks amazing great job!
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:iconbeastlygurl:
beastlygurl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Love love love :) Your coloring and detail is very nice. I am still learning with digital painting and layers but doing grayscale first and then applying color sounds very logical to me, I would have never thought of it, I will defiantly be trying that method.
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:iconspidermaster14:
spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Epic Scales.
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:iconlukhanus:
Lukhanus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Very cool!
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:iconsleinadflar:
SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like you, I like painting grayscale first and adding color later. It's a lot less messy than blending colors, and it's a lot easier to adjust color balance and shading and stuff.
Great result BTW. VERY cool dragon!
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Yes, so truew. Though it took me a lot of years to discover that ;) :D
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:iconatlas231:
Atlas231 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Great details as usual! You are quite an excellent dragonartist!
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconatlas231:
Atlas231 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
You are much welcome!
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:iconrin-chan1234:
Rin-chan1234 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANNA RIDE IT!!!! :dummy:
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:iconrachuw:
Rachuw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Nice dragons i love dragons!
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:iconredfyredragon:
RedFyreDragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I hope you took breaks. Because 6 hours straight..... my head hurts by just looking at the image.
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Yes, I did it over two days :D
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:iconriderroni:
RiderRoni Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude.
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:iconezu321:
Ezu321 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much >w<
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This new technique you're trying out adds an extra layer of kickass realism to your dragons. This guy looks like he could come right out of the computer screen at me. So realistic. Great work!! :wow:
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you! :D Glad you like the new "style" :)
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:iconbluedragonart:
BlueDragonART Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, this is beautiful. One of your nicest pieces, maybe even the nicest. You have really improved.
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you. I totally agree that it's my best so far :)
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WrensthavAviovus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
this sucks you suck and your gallery should go dye in a fyre.
Maybe even dragon fire.

But really 6 hours :fear: Slap me with peanut butter cause i am so jelly.
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:iconalecan:
alecan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I'll take that as a compliment ;)
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice work :)
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:iconsheranuva:
Sheranuva Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Cool!! In 6 hours i could never draw such a thing :D!
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xXxFireDevilxXx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work
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:iconfurox-art:
Furox-art Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Gah, I'm running out of time! Hmmm....
*sees dragon*
I need to get a lift.
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:iconarte-animada:
Arte-Animada Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heyy !!...your art is amazing !!Loved the colors and design !!!

Please Check my gallery too !

Cheers !!!
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:icontf-chaser:
TF-chaser Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool!~
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:iconangel-in-the-dark135:
AWESOME i love it XD
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:iconyouyouart:
YouYouArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Looks real;) good work!
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:iconmulticoloredcow:
MulticoloredCow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is really awesome! Love it :D
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