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Taking Me Higher by Skysealer Taking Me Higher by Skysealer
Shaded sketch for Raventhan of FA!

So, this image has a STORY. Oh boy! This is actually the second version of this image because Photoshop decided it wanted to be a dork and completely eat the original (and it had the most beautiful scales, too! >:C ). I save like a mad man, and it basically said the image never existed when it burped on me. I looked everywhere on my hard drive, did a file search, checked 'Open Recent' in Photoshop and... Nada.

So.

I took an hour for a breather and restarted it from scratch. =Shadowmanic can attest to my plight as she actually watched me livestream the entire lining process and saw all the awesome details it had. DX Ah well. I just couldn't work with scales any more today, so good thing he has really, really fine scales. Good thing I remembered the exact pose I had him in so there's something. C;
Would have had two sketches done today if I hadn't had my little mishap, but nothing you can do about it but raise your chin and move forward!

Tools: Photoshop CS, Wacom Intuos 3
Time: Unrecorded, started and finished today
Music: Pandora Radio

Raventhan Raventhan @ FA
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:icondragonalley01:
dragonalley01 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!
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:iconstasher-dragon:
stasher-dragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You cannot just save and save and save... you need to save as a new file whenever you make major changes that you are happy with. I've lost a few files the way you have, too.
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:iconskyder117:
Skyder117 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh wow! i love the way this pic defies the border of the image!
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:iconorionthedragon:
orionthedragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
8D This is epic!
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:iconskylanth:
Skylanth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the pose of this one!
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:iconskarloc:
Skarloc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
loook awesome :D
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:iconatosvds:
AtosVDS Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i loved your work! check me out>>> [link]

=D
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:iconspidermaster14:
spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Wow I love the way he/she transcends the background. A no limits kinda thing. This looks so free and happy that I smiled. Thanks.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconliennepien:
Liennepien Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really know how to handle their anatomy, expecially the wings look amazing!
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:iconluna-the-moon-dragon:
Luna-the-moon-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
That is extremely goood!
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:iconlycandra:
Lycandra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pose is amazing *0* I love your shading !
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:iconzyden:
Zyden Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Heart break when PShop chokes. But this is no less stunning for the drama. Do you add a bit of noise to the finished picture to give it that added texture?
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I do, it seems to be 'just enough' if you ask me. :D
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:iconechorider:
Echorider Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
a beatiful image that captures the ecstacy of flight.
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful in all ways.
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:iconridley-d:
Ridley-D Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! i love it, even if photoshop ate the original. its amazing lol
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:iconmalusdraco:
Malusdraco Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG wow this is really great!

GAH i hate it when photoshop decides to get screwy!
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:iconjapandragon:
Japandragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the pose is wonderful !!
and the background <3
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:iconshadowmanic:
Shadowmanic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know my heart skipped a beat when I saw that happen... -shakes head-
it still looks amazing! C:
love that pose!
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:iconverridith:
Verridith Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
-gasp- I remember Raventhan! Tell Raven to get back on dA! =P
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:icondragonnessmekolai:
DragonnessMekolai Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaah Raventhan~ Its always remarkable how much he and Meko look alike. We both know it, sometimes we joke around about how the two should be brother and sister. You did an excellent job! ^^
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
You know, I was thinking about your character while I was working on him! You two really do look alike, it's really funny when something like that happens. XD
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DragonnessMekolai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah its really amazing :) I've come across a few other male dragon characters that are like Meko but so far I haven't really seen a female character. I kind of refer Raventhan as a brother, sort of even though we dont talk that much xD
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely beautiful. i love the pose its so natural and free flying i wish i could fly with this dragon :D
:heart:
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Destynee33 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh darn PS! I absolutely hate when that happens, I get in such a fit I can't draw for days after D: I'm so sorry! But the picture came out gorgous nonetheless :heart:
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh ho ho! This is gorgeous! The limbs are perfect!
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:icondittin03:
dittin03 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great colors! :)
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Digital Artist
BAD PHOTOSHOP BAD! But not this picture, holy swanktastic this is awesome! You, madam, are a genius. How you produce such brilliantly swank pieces of art in such a short amount of time is beyond me! :heart:
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I can't tell you how long I just.. stared.. at the computer screen. xD I don't think I blinked for a few entire minutes.
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:icondraelen:
Draelen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Blargh, that really was a pity, though I'm amazed how you just shrugged it off, took a break and went right back to it, heh. The amount of talent and effort you throw into your art is another thing altogether, which makes it even more of a shame, and PS more evil! :shakefist:

If this happened to me (and I was not willing to start over), I'd pull the power for the computer right away. The sooner the system is turned off, the less chance there is of something else deciding to leave muddy pawprints all over the files now-invisible form. Then you can do a deleted/formatted file recovery from another computer with the right software, chances are it's there, in various forms. It sounds like PS removed the existing file in preparation to write a new one, then just forgot to write it.

One of these days one of your dragons really is going to fly out the frame and start nomming everything on the page!
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Digital Artist
XD You.....have some serious talent. :3 still....It's a pain when photoshop eats pictures XI
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop has done that to me too. It's so aggravating... >_< But this is a beautiful piece. :)
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:iconikaruh:
iKaruh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy, mother of Spiderman, I LOVE THIS
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:iconisoya22:
Isoya22 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this. Good work c:
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:iconpein-sempai:
Pein-Sempai Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This. Is. AMAZING!
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