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Fat Little Green Dragon by dendorrity Fat Little Green Dragon by dendorrity
I am trying to hone my digital painting skills. I couldn't decide on a background so I left it blank. I will probably come back and paint a background eventually.

- D
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! =)
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

- D
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Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you should do more of these... :)
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've got a big dragon coming out soon.

- D
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Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that sounds great!
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Shirohyde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing work....x_v
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you . . . I did this image a while ago and wish I had known more about digital art when I had created it. Zooming in is a digital artists worst enemy . . . that is the biggest lesson I learned on this one.

- D
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Shirohyde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
but Friend, I wish I could paint like you, love your coloring technique....x_v
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks . . . I've learned this technique recently that works great. I did this same technique on my comic art too . . . don't know why I didn't think of using it in my more realistic art.

Would you like to see the next portrait I am working on? I am itching to show it, but I still have a bunch of detail work on clothing, hair, and jewelry that I need to finish up before I can post it in my featured gallery.

- D
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Shirohyde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Really ? it's a pleasure to me...but I'm not good at painting, is that okay ???

I love your detail texture, how much time you used for this awesome paint ???
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem at all. I typically take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours per portrait image. I still zoom in too much . . . lol.

Here is the link to the black and white portrait I hope to post today:

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I always post the Works in Progress in my scrapbook so that the people I am painting can take a look at the progress I am making as I complete their portraits.

To let you know about the process . . . I paint a black and white version first and then turn that layer to a multiply blending mode and paint the color under the black and white. I finish by painting colored layers on top of the other layers.

- D
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Shirohyde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
very impressive, that's the best way for add shade and hilight,
such a talented and clever artist....thumbs up for You, my friend...x_v

perfection from the start, eh ?
what software and pen tablet did you used ?
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments. I use Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intuos 4 Large tablet.

- D
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alexmorellon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent !!
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:icondendorrity:
dendorrity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.

- D
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namreh72 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
great work...keep it up.
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

- D
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namreh72 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
welcome...
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Pennaz91 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Man! I dunno why... But it is kinda adorable! ^_^
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tosetti Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great works!:clap:
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I really appreciate it. Nice work you are doing as well.

-D
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maaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Impressive!
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you . . . really impressive photos that you have too. Keep up the good work.

-D
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The character is real cute and nice detail...Must have taken a while! You obviously have a good handle on light and shadows. Only one thing looks a little off to me though and that is how his neck connects to his body...there seems to be a bit of a disconnect there which makes them appear to be almost in two different planes..I hope that made sense????? I would maybe suggest just a simple textured coloured background with some gritty brushes to define a source of light and explain the nice highlights on him?
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I agree. I need to finish this out with a background too. Something that would explain the highlights and shadows. I actually don't ever paint with a white background. I always have something colored on a layer below so I don't go too light with it.

-D
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Yeah the white is a little jarring, but for a character concept it's probably fine really. I think it would look better with colour for sure, though. Good tip about the bg, I never use white either; it's way too scary, all that harsh white space, like it's taunting me to attempt to fill it up with something that will turn out to be rubbish ;)
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EvlogievaPetja Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
just cool!!!!!
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

-D
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Rion205 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Really nice piece :) Love details of the bumps
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I really enjoyed creating this piece.

Dennis
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medox127 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Thats GREAT!
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I spent way too much time working on it though.

-D
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Pathard Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Awesome job.
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

-D
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polydrawer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
nice work, i like the color/texture
maybe try adding a secondary lightcolor and some stronger highlights

keep it up
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I need to do that. This one has looks a little flat in places so I agree completely.

-D
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dendorrity Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. I am really playing around with my Photoshop brushes to try to achieve some nice texture patterns.

- D
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wizardwithwords Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student
nice little fat, pissed off dragon...love the texture
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