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Soft shaded sketch line art commission for *ladyvenommyo of her character Alvah! c:

Yes, the title is totally Gears inspired. For no reason other than the fact that I have Gears on the brain. :v

So I've actually had this sketched out since Monday of last week (Sept 19th)... but due to Gears 3 coming out I sort of went into total-distraction-mode and just couldn't sit down to finish it until I came back from my 'Gears Break'.
I haven't soft shaded in a long, long time (I prefer cel and actual painterly styles of coloring). I am rusty( And I remembered why I decided to turn to cel shading for these: So much faster). But I hope people enjoy this one either way! I certainly had fun with it ~ D:

Please keep in mind, I do not want crits. Honestly on all of these sketch commissions I really do not care for them. xD

Tools: Photoshop CS, Wacom Intuos 3
Time: lol
Music: Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes ([link])

Alvah :iconladyvenommyo:
Image :iconskysealer:
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:icontreblestudios:
TrebleStudios Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those wings are magnificent. Very nicely done. And may I ask, what is cell shading? I have never heard of that before.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cel shading is the cartoony style of shading you find in just about any animated venture except 3d works. It's flat but still shows dimension.
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:icondragonalley01:
dragonalley01 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconicejaw:
icejaw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stereo Hearts <3
GREAT JOB btw :3
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:icondragondeoz:
DragonDeOz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Wow what a great dessing! The horns, the head, those wings, the whole body is great! I'm impressed with all the details and how it's colored, i love it! I think green it's the colour that suits the most, and i like it even though i hate green xD. This must go to favourites.
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:iconratachewy:
Ratachewy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You need to update your status to pro
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
bellissimo
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:iconcynder1314:
Cynder1314 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one ^^
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:iconturtle-ka:
Turtle-Ka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
this is amazing! :D
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:icondiablousamo:
DiablousAmo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesommme. The lineart is just great, wish I could do such complicated designs D:
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:icondiablousamo:
DiablousAmo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic.
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:icondaxbat09:
daxbat09 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
thats cool!
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:icongenkofox:
GenkoFox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
EPIC!
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:iconfbpheonix1:
FbPheonix1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty :3 i wanna ride him.. if its a him
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just threw money at my computer screen.



I'm DYING to commission you! <3
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:icondekuinthelake:
Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Woooohooho!
If you made a universe, I would sell my soul to the devil to live in it because it'd be so great. Dude, totaly love your art. I can see that it actualy is a reptile, and not a pussy warmblood dragon. Mmm way to make something jump off the page.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea if the character is ecto or endothermic. For various fundamental and anatomical reasons I'd much rather a dragon be endothermic (warm blooded) rather than ectothermic (it wouldn't need to sun itself in order to raise its body temperature or metabolism) Just because a dragon is endothermic doesn't mean it cannot have scales, claws, spikes, etc.
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:icondekuinthelake:
Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
True, but I don't think I really worded what I was trying to get accrost right. I should have said "nice" rather then warm blooded. I mean, dragons in legends have always been fierce, and not "whimpy".
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LadyVenomMyotismon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... TT__TT;;; This is...the most amazing thing. Ever. Of all things.

WOW. @_@; And I mean it. WOW. Alvah looks absolutely amazing!
The amazing amounts of detail and different shades of color you put into his dark-colored body.
It makes every bit of him stand out. <3 Whee! I'm so happy about his double-layered wings.
The wings are just gorgeous. You have a real knack for drawing and coloring them. @3@
Wahh. ;_; Truly amazing. I absolutely love it.
Thank you so much, Skysealer! :heart:
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:iconkellbellz:
KellBellz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
YOU. YOU'RE AWESOME.
I love you so much for developing this character so much and taking him of my hands. He would have stayed a badly drawn bust forever.
Dude your turned him into something so pretty freaking epic. ;____;

Its Kellbell221 btw :D
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:iconladyvenommyotismon:
LadyVenomMyotismon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3

I've grown so attached to him, and I'm still really grateful
ya let me adopt him.
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:iconrooncakes:
Rooncakes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
This is amazing! How did you learn how to draw scales like that? So uniform and in all the right places o3o
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I taught myself c:
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:iconthe-redowl:
the-redowl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Your dragons are stunning!! :wow:
And those wings look just incredible!!!!!!!! :faint:
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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The pose and the wings are incredible!!! C: I love the head and the coloring, it looks so soft. Great job! :3
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:iconsilverflitterdragon:
SilverFlitterDragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Digital Artist
THIS. IS. AWESOME.
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:iconblader3000:
Blader3000 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Damn what a details! Never been good at that stuff!
I think I can learn a lot from you
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:iconlauraramirez:
LauraRamirez Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Naawce love the design =D
especially those green lights he has on his body =p
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:iconkinguggi:
KingUggi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Awesome dragon !_!
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:iconbleufingers:
bleufingers Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that yellow thing ( tail ) caught my eye







-------wish for WACOM----------
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:iconblackfiresouls:
BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Awsome work, really! The green highlights in the dark colours are pretty cool!
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:icontaolmo:
taolmo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! Witch software do you used?

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my gallery [link]
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See description.
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:icontaolmo:
taolmo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh,thanks
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:iconquentinlars:
quentinlars Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! beautiful!
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:iconfluoroid:
fluoroid Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Awwwwesome!
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:icontimberwolfemmy:
TimberwolfEmmy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Love the colors used.
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:iconcreanima:
creanima Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome dragon is awesome
!!!
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:iconharley-owen:
Harley-Owen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
This is the most badass thing to ever had badassed.
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:iconharley-owen:
Harley-Owen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
That is......ENTIRELY badass. :iconwthplz: :iconimspeechlessplz:
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:iconsharkie222:
sharkie222 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
HOLY COW.
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:iconminoubinette:
minoubinette Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
WOW!
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:iconnatjunkie2:
natjunkie2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Suh-Weeeet!
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:iconparanoiaprodigy:
paranoiaPRODIGY Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh snap! that's awesome
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:iconmyrrith:
myrrith Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Oh... wow... Pretty
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:iconredchicken888:
redchicken888 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! He seems majestic with just a hint of danger. Awesome! :squee: :eyepopping:
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:iconmonochromedestiny:
MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha awesome work! :'D I love your style~
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:iconcanibabey:
Canibabey Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Fantastic! I love this~ : D
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:iconashtonoir:
Ashtonoir Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's so beautiful...
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:iconjaretauren:
JareTaureN Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a work i can't critique! The colors themselves are beautiful, and the anatomical look of the dragon actually makes sense. The proportion of the head and the body indicates that the dragon is a full-grown one, at his/her prime. There isn't one single pixel you left un-detailed, i especially love the shading job on the wings - the green skin on it fits perfectly! Did you design this or did the original creator of Alvah design him/her? Whoever did design him/her, he/she did a fantastic job.
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