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Shepherd of a Promised Land by Skysealer Shepherd of a Promised Land by Skysealer
Speed paint commission for ~LunaticMoth of his character Daniel! Daniel was described to me as a "patron saint of the Forsaken in his world, those who have perished without hope or while in deep suffering, and it is his purpose to protect their spirits and give them a voice". So I painted him overlooking and guiding those fallen souls away from desolation and despair towards something a little brighter. c:

YAY SYMBOLISM.

Anyway. Another speed where I found myself getting carried away -- this one became a little personal as you can tell (which I wholly blame on the music I was listening to which is basically everything in the Two Steps from Hell channel on Pandora). The somber strings of violins and cellos really got to me in a few songs. D;

Apologies to -everyone- whom I haven't been able to reply to over the past week or so. I've been busy churning through these and just haven't had the time to reply to all of the comments! I don't want anyone to think they're being ignored; I greatly appreciate everyone's thoughts. :heart:

Tools: Photoshop CS, Wacom Intuos 3
Time: Unrecorded, but started and finished today
Music: Two Steps from Hell channel on Pandora Radio

Daniel :iconlunaticmoth:
Image :iconskysealer:
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:iconkantellis:
kantellis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
journal feature: [link]
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Gorgeous...
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:icondragonfairy28:
Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still love this after first coming across it last year.
It became the inspiration for my last tat. Thanx.
I love all your work.
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:iconmarzez:
MarzEz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I still can't put my finger on what, but there is definitely something I just love about this image.
In fact, I love it so much, that my regular favourites folder wasn't doing it any justice.
This is one of very few pieces to ever make it into my 'all-time favourites' folder, simply because it is that awesome.
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Scale-the-Wyvern Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Stunning...Truly, stunning!! :faint:
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:iconblackfiresouls:
BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Awwww, beautiful! Red dragons are always beautiful! And the scenery around this beautiful red dragon is even more beautiful!
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:iconmalusdraco:
Malusdraco Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is beautiful!
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:iconwerewterrefgrin:
WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconhaanpere:
HaanPere Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   Digital Artist
This looks so beautiful and peaceful. ;3; Also, you're like an art-machine. You've drawn a bazillion images this year. 8O ♥
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Lukhanus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Artist
very cool!
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:iconblack-khisanth:
black-Khisanth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
very successful, both the colors the natural position of the dragon. bravo!
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:iconluna-the-moon-dragon:
Cool, awsome, great, stupendis, and all those other things! It is Cawgrs!
C= cool AW=awsome GR = great and S= Stupendis!!
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome, you did great I love it! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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sevenstardust Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Outstanding! I wish i was as talented ^^
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:iconlunaticmoth:
LunaticMoth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The red is actually _perfect_. The scenery is perfect, the rock formations, the curling designs, the gateway to some mysterious metropolis in the background...absolutely perfect. You are amazing. Thank you so much.
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
:D
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:iconfirebreathe:
firebreathe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
That's another awesome work from you I've seen in just a few days. How do you manage to be so productive despite this gloomy weather? :)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, gloomy weather. I've had nothing but gorgeous warm and sunny weather for the past few days! xD
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:iconfirebreathe:
firebreathe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Lucky you. Where I live it seems like all the colors have run away. Everything is now so damn gray. Even the trees seem to turn gray and shed gray leaves.
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:iconashtonoir:
Ashtonoir Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant!
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:iconarcticfox98:
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful scenery, the dragon looks like it really belongs.
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:iconarrinkirr:
ArrinKirr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the warm glow of this piece. Everything fits together. Very... peaceful.

HMM I AM RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO SAY
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:iconmadmeeper:
MadMeeper Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
YOU CAN MAKE A TWO STEPS FROM HELL CHANNEL ON PANDORA?

MUST HAAAAAVE

Love how it is so soft! :'D And I love the city in the background too, really neat looking. And of course the dragon, did I eve mention I love the way you draw wings? <3
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
beautiful
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LavinceLara Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I love Two Steps from Hell. I often listen it myself while drawing and
it's really good inspiration. This work is amazing. Soft red colors and
, just wow! :meow:
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