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Song of the Wild by Skysealer Song of the Wild by Skysealer
Long awaited illustration commission for =Xenonith of her character, Sunter!

This one was tough, just sayin'. I learned a ton from painting this which will also further my prowess on future illustration commissions. If you leave a later comment I may not reply until a long while from now. I'll do my best to respond when I can, though! I was trying to get this particular commission done before I had to leave and I really cut it close.
Anywho, enjoy! C:

Sunter :iconxenonith:
Image :iconskysealer:
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ImDatFrootloop Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
No. U did not draw this. No human being can draw this good. Unless.... R U AN ALIEN???!!!
Pantem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
This one thing was all it took! I am now watching you!
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Thank you very much for liking my work as well as the watch! :>
Pantem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
No problem! You very much deserved it!
aquashiram14 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
What are the dimensions of this? I'm just curious ^o^ I'm pretty sure what you're posting on dA has been sized down to prevent art theft, so I'm just curious as to how big this originally was. It must have been enormous to fit all that exquisite detail! Unless I'm wrong :3
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
DA didn't resize it, I did! :>
I give the original size (often three times the size posted here) to the commissioner only and post a downsized version for public viewing. Thank you for the compliment as well! :>
aquashiram14 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Yeah, that's what I meant ^_^;; That you resized it to prevent art theft or printing of it in original quality.

3x as large though o_O Wow!

Thanks for the feedback ^_^
PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like all the details on character, colors, markings and feathers are awesome. Also the whole background is outstanding, all those leaves, the grass, the water... and that beam of light piercing through the trees... amazing.
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull! amazing!
Dramida Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful.
fandomsandfoes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The gorgeous colors ugh so awesome. The details are super awesome too!
SkyRemixer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
This serene scene is just truly magnificent! It really express the artist divine nature to show a true beast from within. There are almost no words that I can say, but just that this is just majorly outstanding. I approve! Two Thumbs Up deviantART 
SparkFluff Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love all your work. One of these days when I have time I'm going to raid your gallery and favorite everything <3
spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
beautiful raptor
Xylothor Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really awesome!!!
RafikaBeach Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightscales Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. I'm almost left speecheless.

This is such a stunning work. There so much depth and detail in it, especially the surroundings. It's been a while since I saw such a full blown piece. And the character is so realistic - having chicken legs and all. How long did it take you to finish? I will def put this as my computer background hehe. THumbs up!
TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, looks very prehistoric. ;)
BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful and wonderful piece.~ :)
FizzyBoov Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Holy crap, this is gorgeous! I love it! :love: :love: :love:
lucifeepansy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this and... wow... The posture is just so beautiful, and the background.. I'm mesmerized... :)
Violention Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo epic!
Walldryx45 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW !!! It's a gorgeous piece :wow: ! Frankly, Congrats :clap:
TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LZbrothers Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Filmographer
the use of all colours are really balanced and arranged, in fact it makes it very vivid and lively O>O
Emiwolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonder how you drew and paited all this,.. including the trees and the water????
GloaH Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, magic!!!
Reynbanker Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Derkinshnaw Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh my how beautiful! Everything is so perfect and beautiful! the landscape and the dragon :heart:!!
Hato Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I will be eternally envious of your use of colour... seriously breathtaking. Was going through my favourites and felt I just had to come back to this one and comment. Purple, red, green yellow... the colours of the background really compliment eachother without being too blatantly obvious, it's just enough to make you stop and go, "Wow!"

Great work!!
QAuZ Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Hi! This has been featured here [link] :hug: :heart:
NerielMi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... There are so many details, this must have taken whole days , maybe weeks to be finished. It's amazing... I very like the soft shading. And there are soo many colours and yet it's not too colorful, it feels as perfect harmony. You are slowly becoming one of my art idols, do you know that?:D
FerraMitak-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You have a very good talent. I would say with a tablet, I would be your equal though.

This is extremely well done, the anatomy is flawless. the composition is a 9.5/10. Creativity is a 10/10. Focus is a 9.8/10.

Overall though it's a 9.9/10 rating that I'd give. It could have been done a tiny bit better, but not much. A slightly more effective angle like a worms eye view or a bird's eye view would have been much more effective in my opinion, even for a serene scene like this. It just would give a more dramatic.
Astroni Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, bro... tell me please - Is there a way not to love your art? Cause since I started warching You, since last year or two, I can't manage to do this : P
Egreonna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
What an amazing piece! I really like the rainbow shades of the forest; they are subtle enough to look natural while really making the picture glow. I feel like I can't say enough about how amazing this is. Wow.
cowman345 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you really seemed to take a leap forward with this one. I can't wait to see what's next!
Galaxy-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my favorite drawing in your gallery now. You are improving just so quickly, and I haven't even been watching you for that long!
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Holy shizz Sky XD Every time I look at one of your new paintings you just improve and improve, how is it possible to do this AND be self-taught! I really dont understand how you paint like this, but it makes me feel so happy XD Feasting my eyez on all that detail and metallic-like colouring 0-0 I wish i had a book that could teach me how to paint like this, gosh! YOU SHOULD MAKE ONE! It would definitely be a hit!!
Kharemi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just when I thought you couldn't amaze me more, You did it ! :wow:
All those colours and so much tiny details everywhere :faint:
This is my new favourite of all your works :love: :clap:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow...
the first thing I've noticed about this picture was amazingly wide spectrum of colours. Like a rainbow really, but everything fits! ^^
You're awesome as always, with all this details drawing and stuff :D I really admire the way you draw feathers. They seem "heavy" and 3d and not like cut off something paper-thin (just the way I draw them >.>).
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: nice!
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Completely gorgeous. Why must you always steal the words from my lips with you art :O truly another stunning piece, I can see you have put a phenomenal amount of effort into this, from the detail in the feathers to the colour and shading, even that astounding background. The lighting you have used really brings out a surreal yet meaningful mood, where is goes from dark and red to light, making it seem as though the character is breaking out of the darkness. I love the way you have positioned the dragon too, open mouthed and edging towards the light, very beautiful and majestic. I'd better stop ranting on about you awesome picture though or you may end up spending an entire day reading it :XD:
Nairo-Ryu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely painting. I love all the colors you used and how they all seem to reflect back on the the beast. Love all the details you packed onto the picture, especially the log closest to the viewer. love the little patch of moss x3
Zenevieve Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been browsing through some of your old works and I have to say, your style has definitely changed! In some drawings I can see the progress c:

I love the lighting in this image, it ranges from soft glows to sharp edges!
Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow this is spectacular!
How long does it take you to render an image like this?
lovelykiara Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
love the details on the tree with the little pink flowers and all that stuff always amazing job on the char !
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
that looks amazing. i love the colors. :D fantastic job ^^
cowman345 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive. Nice BG work.
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