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A very, very, very long awaited full illustration commission for my awesome beb *Foxchibi!!

Guys, it feels like the weight of the world has lifted from my shoulders. I've had this commission for a few years and worked on it every now and again (I did NOT work on it for a full year, but rather an hour one day, a few hours a week later, that sort of thing), it was only in the last couple of weeks that I truly sat down and fleshed it all out. I wanted to get this done by Christmas, and while I may be a day late, it is done. And I am proud of it. <3

I had an absolute blast working on this, as it was not only challenging to try out different painting techniques that I usually utilize, but also a relief from relying on line work for the form and character of the image. This image is 100% LINELESS. c;

Due to having spent such a long time lapse from working on this, I would prefer not to have critiques or suggestions on this piece. Please respect this wish! I learned immensely from myself due to working on this and would prefer to reflect on it personally. c:

I would like to thank everyone who personally provided suggestions and critique while this was a work in progress! But most importantly *Foxchibi for allowing me this epic opportunity.

Important Reminder: If you have been commissioned by *Foxchibi in the past of her personal world and characters, please do not post those works unless it was agreed upon in the original commission contract that the commissioned piece was available for public viewing. Thank you for understanding!

Tools: Photoshop CS, Wacom Intuos 3 and many custom and textured brushes
Time: About 30-40 hours total?
Music: The Rooster Teeth Podcast

Rayeir | Seraphis :iconfoxchibi: :heart:
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:iconmyuniverseinabox:
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap  this is amazing!
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:icondark-dragon-13:
Dark-Dragon-13 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Nice Work :-)
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:iconzaellrin:
Zaellrin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow those colors!!!!
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:iconeuphoricmadness:
euphoricmadness Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Like half dragon, half bird.
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:icontalikira:
talikira Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Excellent. @A@
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:iconmyuniverseinabox:
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur avatar oic is funny and cool, I could stare at it all day! XD
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:iconaxalona:
axalona Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Your dragon anatomy and details are amazing!
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:iconflyingmidnite:
FlyingMidnite Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One word- coolawesomeamazingepic lol :P but this drawing is just amazing
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:iconransom-niac:
Ransom-niac Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My God. o_o
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:iconscrysis:
Scrysis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is gorgeous. I just had to add it to favorites.
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:iconfaustshikari:
FaustShikari Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the best kind of AWESOMNESS :bulletorange:_:bulletorange:
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:iconcosmic-dragoness:
Cosmic-Dragoness Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Just, wow. So dynamic and fluid, I can hear the thundering wingbeats. Lovely colour contrast, and the expressions really add to the piece. You truly have a talent! OuO
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:iconfourelementschild:
fourelementschild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
NANANANANANANANANANANANANA BATMAN!
(sorry. the black dragon looks like a batsymbol :P)
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
epico
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:iconsyroyoga16:
Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Artist
Ecip painting you got there hope you do more like it excellent job you did here beautiful. Keep at it.
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:icongalaxy-squid:
Galaxy-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely stunning!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconreddragontyr:
RedDragonTyr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
You have the skill to give your pictures such a power.... Simply amazing! I can almost hear the screams and growling of the dragons!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, that means a lot!
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:iconreddragontyr:
RedDragonTyr Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
You're welcome :D
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:iconbluelobster21:
bluelobster21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
this is SO GORGEOUS................... i'd fav it a thousand times if i could
and i'm glad i read thru the comments haha - zooming in does make a huge difference!!
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:icondrakill2:
Drakill2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Their so ferocious and titanic! My kind of dragons. Love their poses and the lightning!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! C:
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:icondrakill2:
Drakill2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome Skysealer.
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:iconsublit:
sublit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
this is such beautiful artwork! The detail is fantastic and the emotions of these two are just beathless! I just LOVE this art, the best on DA ;)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! C:
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:iconsublit:
sublit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome! And I meant breathless, sorry xD
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:iconpanoramawar:
PanoramaWar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful drawing :D
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpanoramawar:
PanoramaWar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :D
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:iconeien-no-musouka:
eien-no-musouka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I love the action and movement in this piece. I also love the colour scale of the feathered dragon. Incredible detail on the wings!
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LunaticMoth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I used to have this picture up on my computer as the desktop background. It's beautiful, and meaningful to me in ways that were probably not intended by you or the creator: That month, my mother-in-law passed away suddenly and we had to drop everything and go to New York for her funeral. We did not even get to say goodbye to her. I also lost my job, and my insurance around that time. My life seemed to be in a spiral.

I did not change that background (I change them frequently) until very recently. Not only is it beautiful, and not only are the characters very well designed, to me it also very much reflected a lot of what I was feeling at the time: I wanted to scream, to fight something, to struggle, and the world around me seemed chaotic and tempestuous. Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting a monster much bigger than myself in a hostile environment, even though the world itself--maelstrom and all--are wondrously beautiful things I can't help but love and appreciate.

Life is so many different colors, and some of them are very raw. Staring at them for hours on end, like I sometimes did with this artwork, it's funny how the overall picture creates a sense of peace in me. If you fall long enough, it's hard not to feel like you're flying.

I'm glad the commissioner chose you for this work. It's lovely.
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midnightstardragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is fantastic! I love the name, and the idea of an epic dragon battle in the sky. Man, you're amazing at airbrushing, too; everything is perfect :meow:

This deserves a watch! :D
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :>
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:iconclojo-733:
Clojo-733 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
No problem!!! :la:
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hell, How did you learn to do this?! I´m amased!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of practice, patience, and trial and error.
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you know where can I find a good digital painting book? I mean, I really need to learn because I´ll gonna need to create textures for 3D characters
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea, honestly. I've not used any books to learn how to digitally paint. Try searching 'painting tutorials' on DA though, there are literally thousands.
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
Well, the only thing I learned by myself was the hair texture in photoshop and good modeling in 3D
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:icondarkwingdrake:
DarkwingDrake Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece! :D
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:icongriphoenix:
Griphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! Awesome job!
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:iconcyborgagent017:
cyborgagent017 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
This is EPIC.
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:iconcaddaren:
Caddaren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus, how much did this thing cost? :ohnoes:
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at liberty to say. :>
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:iconcaddaren:
Caddaren Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh haha, well it looks like it's worth A LOT :D Congratulations
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:iconmycreations:
mycreations Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
wow
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:iconatrafeathers:
atrafeathers Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic colors and anatomy. your scales are my favorite part of your dragons so smooth and simple looking but we all know they take forever. :) well done
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:iconglowcrow:
Glowcrow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This image is simply stunning. I cannot say anything else.
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