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Dispel The Darkness by Shadow-Wolf Dispel The Darkness by Shadow-Wolf
Commission for ~roothragon of his lovely white dragon being a badass desert mage at dusk in the white sand dunes. This got a lot more involved than I planned, but I'm glad for it. It was so much fun to work on! Originally Rooth commissioned me at my regular prices a long time ago, but paid to add hours to it, so I completed it sooner.

26 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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roothragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
So very happy with this piece. :)  I'm particularly glad I was able to actually be there for the inception, and share the experience over streams later.

Wonderful work, my friend. ^_^
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing!!

So magic, and fantastic! The sky looks awesome and the dunes too.
Love the little lizard
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5hantyg8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Very cool piece. I adore the way the cool blues of the spell shades everything around it and then contrasts s well with the light peaking just over the mountains. Very magical.
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Shelshea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love this!! it's so detailed to the smallest thing! The color contrast with all of it is just stunning! I love the little lizard and how the smoke's caught up in his wing. This is just overall just amazing!!
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Nightmare060 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Wow...there is so much good with this that I don't know where to begin! The proportions and clothing detail of the dragon, the whispyness of the magic or the elaborate waves of shifting sands. All your effort really shows in this! well done.
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Gaiala1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
one thing I always tend to looks at is the colors, and my god how pleasing the colors are in this painting! the magic ball thingy he is holding just stands out well, but the background could have been a bit darker, however it is nonetheless an amazing piece.
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HopeNomsDinosawRs Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. is. breathtaking.
i love the shading and light stuffles ..
you just. nah idk. i cant find any words. xD

i'll be as good as that when i turned 76..
oh dear xD

this is just amazing
the background<3
the fur in teh wind, the magic. wow just. wow . i love it. i simply. love it.
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !:aww:
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting in that we had a partial solar eclipse here on Sunday 5/20 that looked just exactly like what you have on the left side of the scene.

Like the look of focus on his face
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roothragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Very cool! :)
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And even more amazing in full view... just stunning.
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3lectricBlu3Daw9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as always, amazing job :]
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. The background just has such a lovely melancholy feel to it, and I love love LOVE the flow of the magic and fur. Super pretty! <3 My only one itty bitty of critique would be that his right foot doesn't seem to be sinking into the sand the way the other one is, but that's hardly enough to detract from how beautiful this is X'D
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Za-Akranoia Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Digital Artist
This is really awesome!!
:love:
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DmitryKryndach Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
nice
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tuliplou Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Really cool! I love the contrasts and blues in this. The sky goes really well with the whole mood of this drawing. I like how the sand dunes go from really detailed to these nice plane shapes, and then the mountains in the background. I love that effect! :)
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I had a couple cool color schemes worked out, but this one was the best. Cool blues with a smidgen of orange!
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tuliplou Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! You definitely chose the right color scheme. :)
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MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, very nice . I love the cool colors.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh, neat, I'm loving the white sands/blue lighting concept! All the shapes are really nice too, the smokiness of the magic along with the more abstract shapes of the dunes looks great :D
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I was so excited for this commission because of the lighting idea. I think the most fun part was the smokey magic. Twisty fun to pain abstract shapes!
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vermin06 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your night skies are always amazing.
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Chansay Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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Stargazer69 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Pretty! I love the different shades of blue!
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Rebel-Mel Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely ADORE your use of color here. In general I love how you use color, but here it really brings the piece to life. It's amazing the kind of hues that the sand has, and the blue and orange contrast is really pretty.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It was a bit difficult at first, and I wasn't so sure about the color of the magic, but it worked out well.
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bazjra Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Very lovely.
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cyang908 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love the texture. the night sky is amazing
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TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cooool :3
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Eliminate Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool. I love the way his magic is carried in the wind, and is collected in his wing. It's a shame the yellow from the sky doesn't pick up more in the dunes or on his skin, it almost makes everything look more blue than white since it's not reacting to that lovely gold color at all.
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Frickin' brilliant!
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Katakire Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The colors here are amazing! the smoke is amazing aswell id love to know how you did it
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Kaiyaru Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, amazing!!
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EurukaTT Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't stop staring at that smoke thing o_o
beautiful image
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! =D
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Raineve Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OH wow its so amazing! I LOVE everything about this and the colors are amazing, this is totally inspiring!
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Raineve! =D
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Raineve Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome! :)
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh... SO PRETTY!! Gah... can't get over how gorgeous this piece is!
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, why thank you!
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Sjach Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work of art! You definately have true talent!
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is insanely beautiful. and SO detailed. from the hair and sand dunes, to the scales and beautiful shading. your work is truly amazing, i always love coming to your streams because you even talk to your audience and are more then willing to share about your work. <3 huge inspiration!
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! I LOVE talking to the audience, I find it easier to be productive when I'm in a slightly social environment. I can talk to you guys, but still concentrate on work. =3
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well its really awesome :) and your welcome :D
i am usually silent in your streams but I'm sorta shy
so when i do ask a question and you reply it makes a world of difference :)
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Velvian Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist
This is seriously beautiful, I'm so in love with how you've done the magic, I'm guessing some sort of fire awesomeness :P
The way he gathers it is his wing is just so wonderful =D
Fantastic work!
Did you use a stock photo for the starry sky or did you dot out every single one yourself? =P
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I made a couple clusters of dots by hand, then used the clone stamp tool to distribute it. I use that, and the eraser on and off to avoid getting the same looking star clusters and add variety, and then sometimes add more by hand. It works out well!
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Velvian Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Ooh gotta keep that in mind next time I'd doing stars, or I could've done it that way when I drew a blizzard over about 10 pages of comic, oh well :P
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WhiteChocolateTiger Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Wow you're really awesome, how many times I tried to do realism.. Failed.. But you make it look so soft and nice. :heart:
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