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Clash of the Elements. by Wolf250 Clash of the Elements. by Wolf250
Update: (05/07/2012) I tried to bend the horizon a bit more as suggested by Amritha :glomp:
Now I won't fix anything anymore, but I still enjoy advice for future artwork :)




Update: (05/06/2012) I changed several things on the water as hecatehell suggested and like I had planed. I also added more "water white dots" as Pample suggested, specially falling from the body. I also increased a bit the lines of the phoenix, not much, I couldn't do many things about this character due to problems with my layers x)
Thanks again everyone for your help! :hug:



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Oh... my... gosh...
I can't believe I did it and spent more than 9 hours on it today... Add 15 other hours yesterday and the day before...
I'm insane 0_o

It's been a long time since I wanted to draw something like this, but I never had the courage or motivation to try it seriously...
But reading the Rain Wild Chronicles from Robin Hobb, and then watching Grypwolf's LiveStream last week-end definitly put me in the mood for this...

So here it is!
After 25 hours of hard work lol.

First time ever that I do everything with the tablet on Photoshop, without sketching on paper first.
First sea serpent/ water dragon/ leviathan ever.
First time ever I ink with a 3 px hard round brush.
First dragon-like creature I draw after 4 years.

Blah...

I don't think I'll do anything else of this kind before a long time... Though it was very fun, it was also very difficult for me x)
Unless someone is willing to pay 250$ for something like this :dummy: (only kiding, I'll never take commission for that price 0_o)


Everything, even the stupid useless uninspired non original tittle, (C) :iconwolf250:


*oh look it's Jörmungandr*
*or Nessie*
:dummy:

'cuz randomness is random, aye cap'n! :la:



----- Random features:
Leviathan vs phoenix WIP by kenshin To risk the fire by otterling :thumb140195275:
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:iconamritha:
I think the thing which first caught my eye when I looked at this was the composition and the flow of color over the whole piece. The vibrant red of the phoenix turns gradually into the cool, conflicting (in a good way) blue of the leviathan, but the blue is still warm enough to connect the piece together. Indeed, the only clashing going on seems to be between the two beasts - a wonderful aspect of the piece itself.

The composition is very good. The negative space around the creatures is pleasing to the eye and the S-curve of the serpent's body leads the eye up to the phoenix, where the action and energy in its pose keeps our interest.

The level of detail in the linework is nice, not too heavy or light, and compliments the rest of the piece nicely. You blended the lineless background and the outlined creatures beautifully and they compliment one another well.

The only thing I did notice was something small, something I suspect I noticed only because I was looking so hard at your piece as I was critiquing: the horizon line between the water and sky is a little harsh (just beneath the curve of the serpent's body - it's the only place it feels so hard). But really something so small is nothing next to the rest of the picture.

Over all, it is a powerful piece with a lot of energy and interest. Great job!

-Amritha
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
2 out of 3 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconclairelyxa:
I am late, I know. So to forgive me I to do a critique because this drawing is just awesome.
To me it is one of your best drawing!

Visision – Does the artwork present or reflect a point of view, theme or idea?
Yes of course, this artwork represent the water vs the fire! The water dragon fighting the fire phoenix!

Originality – Is the artwork fresh or new in its style, execution or approach? Is it something you haven’t seen before in its particular genre? Does it surprise you?
Yes this artwork is fresh and original for you. Because usually you draw wolf. And to see a dragon and a phoenix from you it is original. You shall draw more different things, because it is a success for you!
And next you changed your technique a little! Especially about the sky. I love it!

Technique – Was the artwork skillfully created? Does the artist exhibit advanced knowledge of the medium and/or bring special focus to the craft of the medium used.
The shading is amazing! And we can see that you spent a lot of time to do it! The details of animals are great too!

Impact – Does the artwork resonate with you or evoke strong emotions? Does it make you think? Does it blow your mind?
For me this picture evoke me the power!

Final Thoughts
I am really impressed by this picture! Really!
There so many details!
I am fall in love of the dragon! His head is wonderful and all these scales are so nice! And his pose: nice, elegant and graceful! Oh really I love him!

The phoenix is really nice too. But don't be annoyed that I prefer the dragon. It is just because I prefer reptile than bird.
His pose is really great too! The pose of wings are perfect and I love his tail!

The only critique that I can do is the water. The see is wonderful, just there are not enough drops. I know that you added them. But add more! It is necessary that we feel wet when we see this picture. I want to be splashed by this drawing! We would be more in the action and the picture would be more awesome. In spite of it is already it!

To conclude, congratulation for this drawing! You show us a big improvement in this drawing! And I wish to see more drawing like this one!
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6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconammyfan13:
ammyfan13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very great :)
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconkaorisilvermoon:
KaoriSilverMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Moltres vs. Gyrados. Spectacular! It looks amazing.
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
awsome
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
you are welcome
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:icongineua:
Gineua Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Wooooah!!!! That's awesome! O.O
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconakimune:
Akimune Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
J'ai toujours admiré la façon dont tes dessins sont coloriés, c'est très lumineux très plaisant à l'oeil! <3~
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci beaucoup :hug:
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:iconakimune:
Akimune Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
De rien ~
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This seriously looks like it popped out a movie!
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thank you :hug:
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:iconwhitefang4000:
whitefang4000 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love how you drew the serpent and the composition!
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankies :hug:
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:iconwhitefang4000:
whitefang4000 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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:iconeraili:
Eraili Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, this looks so amazing *-*
Just wow, you did an awesome job on this <3
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :glomp:
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:iconeraili:
Eraili Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You:'re very welcome :heart:
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:iconpurplehope:
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOAAA THIS IS EPIC !!

The details on the sea dragon are incredible. And the tiny water drops from it are brilliant :D

Is it totally worth 250 $ ~ ( Plus, I've seen people with over 400$ commission O_o)
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :glomp:

yeah, I've seen them too, some were even at 500$ for a wolf or dog with no background. I still can't believe it that some people dare to do so 0_o
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:iconpurplehope:
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconmoem-photography:
moem-photography Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
sublime !
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci :)
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:iconmoem-photography:
moem-photography Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
de rien, dans ton comm tu parles de Robin Hobb, j'ai dévoré les aventures de fitz et j'ai entendu parler du livre que tu évoques, l'univers et l'histoire sont ils aussi géniaux ?
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bof, les moments avec les dragons sont vraiment bien, et ça parle des Elderlings et de Chalced un peu donc c'est pas mal. Mais elle a plus axé l'histoire autour du sexe qu'autre chose donc la moitié du temps c'est... chiant x)
Mais bon j'aime suffisament pour vouloir acheter les 2 derniers bouquins une fois que le dernier sera sorti en 2013 :)
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:iconmoem-photography:
moem-photography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
ok merci de l'info ;)
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:icon00steph:
00Steph Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
BEAU ^^ bon tu as eu ma réaction en direct lol
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mdr oui merci :D
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:iconthorinfrostclaw:
ThorinFrostclaw Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah...this looks so epic! o.o
Both creatures are just...awesome. The time you've spent on this totally shows, it's epic. o.o
Especially the water makes me stare. XD
I'm spreechless, this is awesome! :heart:

One tip: JPGs are EVIL. They eat the quality and it shows very well here. D: Maybe try PNGs next time? 8D
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :hug:

nope, the jpeg was set for the optimum quality, to be as good as a png, I've carefully checked the setting and I work like this for years :)
The problem is due to dA preview if you don't download it, and mostly to my lines for the phoenix( inked the dragon with a 3px brush worked well, but I reduced the phoenix size and because to that it ruined the quality of the lines... so you have this weird impression of poor quality for this character, and there's nothing I can do about it now :() :)
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ThorinFrostclaw Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeez, I must have been away with my brain. The full version looks just fine! :heart:
And, yeah, I forgot that JPGs can be saved with such a high quality - most of the JPGs I see are low quality, though. XD"
Ah... damn you DA, why do you do stuff like that? D:
Call themselves an art site, but turn lovely pictures into such a low quality. Kinda ironic. XD
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
yeah, for many years I didn't know we could save files as png or with high quality jpeg, so my older pictures are all blured and... irksome :D Now I'm pretty careful and would go hysterical if my files were saved with such poor quality by mistake :D x)

yeah, damn this dA preview x)
and the weird thing is that it doesn't happen to everyone, some members have beautiful previews even if their files are quite huge; while some people like me have ugly preview even for small sized pictures T_T
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sumoowl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THE WONDERFUL EPICNESS =D
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconsumoowl:
sumoowl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no prob bro ,no prob
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:iconmustamamba:
Mustamamba Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
just oh my lord this is amazing
just beautiful
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :tighthug:
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:iconfluffytheartist:
Fluffytheartist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, :D. You have such a wonderfully unique style, and I love seeing the things that you come up with!
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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:iconfluffytheartist:
Fluffytheartist Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada!
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Greywolf2008 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! Alors là, je suis sur le c*l, j'adore! XD
Les poses sont splendides, les détails pointilleux, les écailles, l'écume... Tout est sublime! Tu as un énorme talent pour les scènes dramatiques.. Et je suppose que ce sont tes préférées à dessiner! Bref, encore bravo! ^-^
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci beaucoup :D
oui j'avoue j'aime bien ce genre de scène, c'est fun et chacun peut imaginer l'issue du combat à sa guise :)
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MerryFaolan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah waw, this is really awesome, I can see this taking a long time haha :D I love the creatures (especially the watery dragon), and the background - the sky and sea - looks really realistic and beautiful!
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you soo much :glomp:
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:iconclairelyxa:
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Et celui là tu n'as pas intérêt à l'effacer de ta galerie dans un an, en donnant pour excuse que tu as trop de dessins!!!!
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:iconwolf250:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mdr! nan vu le temps passé dessus ça ne risque pas d'arriver :la:
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:iconclairelyxa:
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
J'espère bien :D
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:icongineua:
Gineua Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
That's amazing!!!! O.O
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