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*Update start* corrected some issues with the teeth and lower lip of the dragon, btw. dA has a very bad compression method especially with this piece - colors and details got lost in previous versions *update end*

FULLVIEW is DUTY!

Ok, here it comes, more devilish than the WIP -ones, i know its very dark, but i changed the loss of details, for the new focus on the important parts;-)

Have decided to leave the details on the dragon to the head and the shape, instead of painting countless scales, sometimes a mood compensates more than hours spent on details.


This collab was a lot of work, i think i have improved a lot(thanks to those who commented in the following threads)

Sketch:
Nesis and the Dragon -Sketch by fantasio

WIP:
Nesis and her dragon WIP by fantasio

WIP-detail:

Nesis dragon still WIP-update by fantasio

model: Nesis-mystic

model-dragon:


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C+C is welcome,
best
fant


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:iconwhimsi:
When I first saw this, I was disappointed at how much of the beautiful color was drown out by the brilliant red. Now that I have fullviewed it, and looked around it a bit more, I think these colors suit the image very well. I really love the deep blueblack in contrast with the insanely bright red.

I think many of the details of your image came out better than I ever would have expected. Her face in particular is very awesome looking.

I like the idea of teeth in the dragon, but the teeth that are there sort of don't seem to fit with the rest of the image, to me. They look a little less polished than the rest of the painting. Perhaps some smaller and more widely spaced teeth, like you'd see in the mouth of a crocodile would feel more fitting. It seems like the rest of the dragon is a bit more realistic than the mouth full of teeth.

Overall, great work, I love the colors you've chosen. The woman's wardrobe is beautiful! I don't know how she's staying in there, but it looks lovely ;)
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Rhuen1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
If the Joker became a dragon this just about what I would imagine him to look like.
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:iconlofijunkie:
lofijunkie Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
i dig the zipper teeth on the dragon ... solid composition
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:icontafuri42:
Tafuri42 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet Dragon face..
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:iconcmergen123:
cmergen123 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   Artisan Crafter
great stuff. a thousand words...
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:icontruthoftherose:
Truthoftherose Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Awesome job~!
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:icondarksoulyshiroyuki:
Darksoulyshiroyuki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
So beautiful! I love her face!
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:iconjohn-indian:
John-Indian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist
The dragon smile is breathtaking, well done buddy
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:iconverloreneseele:
verloreneseele Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
i prefer this one =)
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:iconapocalypsekitten:
ApocalypseKitten Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Wow that dragon looks happy....
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:iconescama:
Escama Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Incredible! :O
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:icondigitalinkrod:
digitalinkrod Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool artwork!Awesome warm color pallete:D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpcraven:
PCRaven Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great pic :) that dragon looks so evil, very well done :+fav:. I think it looks like it should be a book cover or somthing with that dark empty bit at the bottom you could have something like a title there.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, indeed it would be nice to see on a cover...
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:iconpcraven:
PCRaven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconhladgunnr:
Hladgunnr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Looks Great! Beautiful work.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconmariusbudu:
mariusbudu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic piece Ollie :D

I love how aggressive it is despite the overall "docile" stance of the characters. The colour palette and character facial expressions helped a lot with that.

It kinds sucks that the shield got a bit too lost though. I liked it a lot more in the sketch. I can see why you simplified and faded it but maybe a tad more detail could bring it to the surface a bit more.

Her chin really bothers me - it looks scarred and that distracts too much. It's not "cool" scarring, it just looks like someone poured hot water on there. Maybe smooth that out a bit ;)

Overall, FANTASTIC PIECE! :D

M
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Marius,
i know what you mean, overall i´m not so happy (still) with the shield idea, so its better to hide it, and leave it up to imagination of the viewer - otherwise i´´ve added a sword and some gold in the back - that would be too much cliche ...

to be honest, i liked that dirty look on the face, gives it something of a "hard work" look, and the scars underlines a decent "occupational disease" :P
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:iconmariusbudu:
mariusbudu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think if you had some very "faded" details in the top corners and the impression of a crest in the middle of the shield it would look good and not be too distracting - so that's an option. I mean, it looks good, but it's just not that clear that it's a shield.

And I guess if she plays with dragons she's gonna get burned so it's all good HA!HA!HA! ;)

M
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:iconcursive-illustration:
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm, hast dich für durchgehend rot entschieden... cool.
hast du auch ne andere version?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nee eigentlich nich...
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:iconcursive-illustration:
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kay ;)
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Wonderful work! I always look at hands and faces first, that usually tells me how good the artist is. And you're great ;P

Really beautiful :hug:
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:iconnestr:
NestR Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
wonderful dragon smile
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankies;-)
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:icontsheva:
tsheva Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THE TEETH ON THAT DRAGON!

This is an awesome piece of work :clap:
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
You are an amazing talent. Both woman and dragon have a 'dare you' look to them.. and you just know if you attempt to call out one you will have to face both.
I do however wish you had left a hint of the tones from the WIPS. I like the red, I just kinda wish the undertones had been left with more variations.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you.
well i had the idea to make it just darker first, but with all variations some details were gone - so or so, but it was refreshing and a dramatical change that fits when i tried this.
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
it is dramatic thats for sure. :)
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:iconconzpiracy:
conzpiracy Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Goddamn, so exquisite 8-)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate!
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:iconxaelasis:
xaelasis Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
heeey great work!!! i like it!!
nice colors! :D
good job
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondm-d:
DM-D Featured By Owner May 22, 2009   Digital Artist
I totally agree on your choice for the color scheme, works out great. Everything fits together, very nice work :)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
glad you think so!
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... cool.. the red is awesome!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icondamaged-fractal:
Damaged-Fractal Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
I'm guessing this is the final update, when you refined the details that little issue I told previously about her legs got fixed. The dragon is just perfect. I'm not usually into this kind of work, but I like this one. Good job! :D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankies, yepp have fixed the complete foot, still its in a similar angle but better now - i guess:P
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:icondamaged-fractal:
Damaged-Fractal Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I know! that's exactly what intrigued me and why I commented on that, I'm guessing as the foot wasn't detailed the eye completed the image mentally in a wrong way. Those things amaze me, I have so much to learn!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconcanankk:
Canankk Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
After updating it is even better. More orange and red have an inferno effect. So beautiful. You know what you are doing!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankies:bow:
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work, and the concept and drawing shading on this is awesome....I'm just not sure how I feel about the red...its a bit overpowering to me.
I loved the WIP's and I think you've got great expression on both the woman and the dragon :D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, yes the red is indeed very bad for the eyes, but i guess its no piece to stare for hours( or at least it shouldn´t) so the quick look should be burned like a stamp:P
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hee hee....definitely a burning vision :D
Really nice work, though....I do love your style!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:bow:
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:iconmeyra:
Meyra Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
he face looked so much better on white :(
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