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Anfang und Ende by TheFlyingSparrow Anfang und Ende by TheFlyingSparrow
This picture has a long story in itself, as I did the outlines (plus shading with pencil) in 2007 as part of an art trade. The coloured version is from around November 2010.

For the lava I consulted this tutorial: [link]

I'm mostly happy with how the upper half of the picture turned out - leaving aside some flaws here and there. I'm not so confident about the stone and the lava, though. They just don't feel right to me.

Comments and critique are very welcome. :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Great artwork. :trophy:
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TheFlyingSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:worship:
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Getsuei-san Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow! I love all the colors

Very amazing pic :la:
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Schmengee Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, amazing job on the effects and details!!!!
Truly epic :3
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TheFlyingSparrow Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It has it's flaws too, though. :)
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Schmengee Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Everything does xD
No problem!
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AdnamaSilverstone Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did an excellent job on the whole thing. Perhaps the closest rock, that we have to look around, is a little smudgy, but really that's the only thing I can comment on. The rock the dragon's standing on could be better, but it still looks good as it is, and the lava is awesome! I think that has to be the best depiction of lava I've seen in a very long time!

But seriously...how does that fuzzy tail and those feathered wings not catch on fire!? LOL!

And is it just me, or is this dragon crying?
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TheFlyingSparrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, you're right, the rock at the front is a bit weird. I wanted it to look blurred because of the depth of field, but I think I overdid it.

It doesn't catch fire, because... it's a phoenix dragen... Kinda lame, I know ^^ But that's the only explanation I have right now, apart from my friend wanting it like that.
Well basically, dragons shouldn't be able to fly either. So, if they fly, the can also not catch fire. :)

And yes, he's crying because he lost his mate.
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AdnamaSilverstone Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*giggles* I just had to ask the fire thing for orneriness. Unreal is the name of the game with dragons, after all. But that's sad he lost his mate! You did a very good job all around!
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