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The Most Dangerous Game by Skysealer The Most Dangerous Game by Skysealer
Speed paint commission for ~Shanrrosh!
Shanrrosh out for a good ol' hunt. Mmm, meat ~

Still experimenting with my new favorite brush, I like what I can do with my speed paints now. This one still took a bit more time compared to others because of the experimentation. I had a lot of fun with this though! C: Learned a lot in the process.

Tumblr WIP: [link] and [link]

Shanrrosh :iconshanrrosh:
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you open to point commissions similar to this one? I'd love to commission one from you (:
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gothmylittlepony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I don't entirely know why, maybe its just the emotion in this picture. But it draws my eye immediately, awesome job, amazing colour and passion in this piece. <3 Love it hun. Amazing, amazing work, as usual!! :D
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wings of this dragon are amazing; he have lovely eye
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OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing! :) Luv the dragon.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
you draw some seriously awesome dragons man. great work!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
again, beautiful work! i love the poses and the lighting :D
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again! c:
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dead-dance-crow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
really love the character but I guess even more I love the background
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I had fun with that background. xD
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dead-dance-crow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
It really is gorgeous :) and i do not use this word often
Gorgeous!
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dead-dance-crow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
damn my fingers:
why the background, because this is mostly the hardest part and I love the mix with small details but simple strokes
this is more than just a speedpaint commission, this is real awesome art ^^
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Kaylimepie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I realize i spout a lot of questions at you, sorry but here's another one.
How do you figure out which colours to use? Especially browns and things I always struggle to find the right colours and values.

Also how do you know which colours go well together especially with shading and highlights.

sorry if my question is kind of confusing I cant quite figure out exactly what i want to ask. :)

Thanks for answering my questions they've been really helpful.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it's no problem at all, I'll try to answer to the best of my ability. C:
I never took color theory when I had the chance before I graduated my university, and I can tell you it would have been an enormous aid to my work had I done so. I'm typically at a loss for using the right hues and values, so I usually opt for what I see in my head (which typically turn out extremely saturated and vivid). A few times I've color picked from actual photos to ground real tones, tints, shades, and hues in my works only to later increase the contrast because it wasn't suiting my personal taste. I LOVE high contrast imagery, you see, which is more of a hindrance as I've been trying to paint with more natural palettes lately.
So it's all gut feeling, really. If a character is mostly a dominant shade I'll try to put them in a setting with a complementary, analogous, etc. color scheme or similar. A rule of thumb for any artist is to never shade with grey!!! If you look around you you'll find that the world is filled with different tints, shades, and tones. Nothing is shaded by a flat grey, not even the color grey itself (which may have some reflected color on its surface if you color pick from a photo). I guess what I really have to say is study from the masters, photographs, how professionals color pick and use colors you may personally find interesting and go from that. That's what I've done all these years. xD;
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A SPEEDPAINT? Oh for the love of...

This is just amazing. Love the colors used on the dragon and the light filtering through its wings. The forest is also very awesome, I like how the trees on either side frame the scene. Backgrounds like that ain't easy, you've done a fantastic job.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They really aren't easy, I was struggling with the light source for a while even. Thank you very much for the wonderful comment, by the way! C:
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skyler1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the picture
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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skyler1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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TwilightDragon01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There's actually a book called "The Dangerous Game" had to read it xD its a short story actually o3o' but awesome drawing as always :3
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, it's where I derived the title -- Richard Connell I believe was the author! C:
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TwilightDragon01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I forgot who the author was, haha xD That's what summer does to you o3o
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks like a regular picture for me and not like a speed paint at all O.o I would like to speedpaint like that!
Amazing :)
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! C:
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oo, I love the transparency in the wings; it makes the dragon feel more massive somehow xD. I'd have to say my favorite part of the whole thing is the shadow cast by the dragon, underneath the, uh, prey animals XD. I love how it's so colorful and rainbow-ish, yet how it still fits into the image and reads as a shadow :3
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for this wonderful comment! :D
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np ^^
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:iconmiamoreno:
miamoreno Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful :iconclapplz:
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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THELASTLIVINGDRAGON Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
cool
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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THELASTLIVINGDRAGON Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
you are welcome!
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:iconblader3000:
Blader3000 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I guess the game is: "Run before you die"?
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you can get that far!
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:iconblader3000:
Blader3000 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
...Nope! Not really. :XD:
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BlackAngelFeather Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The wings and the background are so beautiful! Awesome!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The light shining through the wings is fantastic!

Also, I love the namesake of this~ :] Great story.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :>
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xdragonxwolfx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very...detailed....OMGEE. *q*
Such skill...such talent...SUCH AWESOMENES.

Ah, and the name sounds familiar...sounds like, well, "The Most Dangerous Game" story by Richard Connell...=w=
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's exactly where the title hails from. :D And thank you very much!
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majesticalparade Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wow this looks amazing! Very dynamic, and the colors look so awesome! I see you used a filter over there, may I ask which one is?
Also I think youre getting every day better at this speedpaintings, Someday they will turn into great almost-real fulled of awesomeness paintings!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only filter I used was to add noise for a little grainy texture. :>
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majesticalparade Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Owww ok! I saw something strange abaut the colors, specially on the edges and the eye, thought it was a filter! And that looks nice!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I know what you're talking about! That is actually a product of selecting the entire image, going into the layers palette and choosing 'channels', selecting the red channel, and transforming it in any one direction by 1px. C:
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majesticalparade Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Wow thats impressive! Makes an awesome effect!
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Oh my,epicness! The dragon is awesome and the overall picture is a wow! :iconshaplz:
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! C:
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The-stray-cat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
i think i remember reading a short story with that title... :meow:
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