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Snow Days - Sketch Commission by Skysealer Snow Days - Sketch Commission by Skysealer
Fully shaded sketch commission for ~Etath!
Don't worry, the line work is definitely sketch worthy, it's the coloring job that puts up a different facade. XD
ROCKS. I need to learn how to cel shade rocks better. I like where they're going though, more experimentation!

Welp, I still have a few Christmas images left to do, but I ran out of time! I made it absolute, back when I was first sketching the gifts, that I would return to my sketch commissions on the 1st of January. I'll finish the side projects when I feel I'm going sketch crazy. xD

Oh my goodness, I hate snow so much, you guys. I'm a Floridian, so I've hardly ever even SEEN snow other than from pictures and on tv. So painting snow made me feel SO GOSH DARN COLD. XD

Tools Used (from start to finish):
Photoshop CS, Wacom Intuos 3
Time - less than five hours

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Image © :iconskysealer:
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love this.No words can explain how beautifully mesmerizing this art is. Sorry, I'm becoming sentimental.
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:iconthewingedshadow:
TheWingedShadow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has a certain comic feel to it... I love your wings!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Thanks again!
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:icondrunk-titan:
Drunk-Titan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thats cute
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
thanks!
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:icondrunk-titan:
Drunk-Titan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome ^^
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:iconmojchy:
Mojchy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Luv it!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconkindred-dragon:
Kindred-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
amazingly cute, I love this one! ^.=.^
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconhadreshikrar:
Hadreshikrar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
You know, one thing I love about your dragons are the wings.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconnobiliskrypton:
NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, Happy couple :)

I love it, and would call it more than a colored sketch!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconsirfy:
Sirfy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The blue one looks so happy ^_^ The background is gorgeous!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks again!
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:iconbladebandit:
bladebandit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Pfft, I think those rocks look bloody amazing! :lol: I love the shapes to them. <3

You always shade so beautifully. <3 I love how the muscles in the characters are defined, but not bulky-looking. Excellent work with the light source...and that little wisp of air from the dragon's mouth is a really neat little touch. :3
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
You noticed the exhalation, ee! I was hoping it wasn't too inconspicuous.
Thank you for the lovely comment. c:
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:icondekuinthelake:
Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Dawww, so cute.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconstarcraft3000:
Starcraft3000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful drawing
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconstarcraft3000:
Starcraft3000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re welcome
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:iconwaterdragonrain:
waterdragonrain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist
It's beautiful :D And the colours are really nice and bright~
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Aughhhhh look at that beautiful job you did on the anatomy. The effort you put into these pictures really shows!

We got snow for the first time since we moved here yesterday. It actually wasn't cold at all! It was very pleasant.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks again, Syk! :D
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:iconetath:
Etath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I love it a lot! <3 *will never make you draw snow again*
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Haha, it wasn't as bad as I made it out to be. XD And thank you so much! I'm glad you both love it!
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:iconthedragondragoth:
TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3
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:iconsigma-the-dragon:
sigma-the-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
OWW DIZ IZ SO PRETTYY :la: doze draggies are so sweet :dummy: I especially love the blue one ^^ and the BG looks so great as well! I think the cel shading on the rocks is great, I don't see anything wrong with it, and the snow is good too!
really well done again :p
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thank you very much! :D
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:icondreikaz:
Dreikaz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, they look so cute together :aww: awesome work :D
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconmorraey:
Morraey Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
oh that's really gorgeous! I love the way you draw the anatomy and the mimic!
Have you hint for me for lining? Your lines are always clean and just.. woaah.. and I sill can't draw a straight line Dx
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
The only special thing I do is work on a really large canvas with a very small brush, there's nothing else to it than that. xD
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:iconmorraey:
Morraey Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
sadly i have no photoshop so i have to work with gimp. and i can't work on large canvas. i can work on 3000 x 4000 size but higher? noo.. gimp doesn't want that xD
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
3000x4000 is a great size to work with, it's my usual! :D
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:iconmorraey:
Morraey Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
really?
some of my friends are working with a larger size..
Thank you for the help <3
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Well, 3000x4000 is typically the minimum size I work with, but it's also the most common canvas I use! :D
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:iconlaetidraw:
LaetiDraw Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Realy beautiful !! I like the blue dragon ^^ but the red is beautiful also :)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconuruboros:
Uruboros Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Writer
I chose to fav this one because of your excellent attention to details in so many aspects of the picture. Everything looks sharp and wonderful.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   General Artist
Awww, that's just so cute! Great stuff hon!

*Laughs* Painting snow made you feel cold? Man, you oughtta head up into the blinding white north and give snow a try. It's really not so bad under seven layers of thick clothing ;3
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Yeah, I started shaking while adding the snow to the rocks; I even had goosebumps!
Seven layers??? Is that just to feel remotely warm or nice and toasty? XD
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   General Artist
Now that's an interesting psychosomatic response! It's neat to hear about... though I'm sure signifigantly less neat to experience.

*Laughs* That'd vary from person to person. I'd overheat and die under that much, since I'm built thick like a badger; two'll do it for me. My sister though, needs lots of layers to be toasty.
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:iconlilorangedragoness:
LilOrangeDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! I don't even know where to begin, it's all so pretty <3 I love how you draw toes and feet. I especially love how Etath's hind feet are kind of overlapping

ps, yay this didn't break DA. Does that mean DA is tougher than FA?
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Eee thanks for the comment!
Haha, I'm guessing so! Poor FA. XD
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:iconleithster:
Leithster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Aww I like this.
Haha I live in Canada and I love snow! It's fun!... most of the time. XD
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