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June 20, 2012
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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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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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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol love
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Nice Job! :)
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*
nutropix Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
It's nothing! nothing!!
b...bay bay~~!
corky98 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
that is epic :D
chibi-stella Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
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...
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 ^^
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?
alecan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I used a layer with the setting "color" :)
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