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More fiddling with acrylics. It's kinda hard to paint right now, since it's simply too hot here: I stick to the paintings. Or the paintings to me. And my concentration is pretty much non existant. ^^'

Lots of Shingeki no Kyojin OST while coloring. [link]
And lots of cursing because the hardest thing I can imagine witht acrylics is a clean gradient. d: Got any tips on blending?
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rbkcreate Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
Amazing!!Love 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Phoenix-Feather98 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness. this is gorgeous!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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KabegamiSan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I love tihs pic!! i love, love, love it *-*
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
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ramendangosenbei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
THIS.IS.BRILLIANT!! I you just gave me an idea for my extra essy 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
And have fun writing then! : D
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ramendangosenbei Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Nope thank you this is an inspiration
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kurostarsaga Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
omg! this is to amazing lovely! omg

It's like the image is talking with me and telling  "And then the dragon fire comes in stars and still shining until now. So when you look to the sky, you remember: there are dragons..." 
Just love it!

(sorry about my english)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
And same. I saw the Aurora and my only thought was, that if I had ever searched for proof for magic and dragons, it was right before my eyes now.
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sintel16 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is beautiful, I felt really inspired by it
if you don't mind me using this piece as inspiration some day it would be great :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) And no problem, I see it as a great compliment when something I create inspires others. ^^
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sintel16 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do think so, but prefer to ask as not everyone likes that.
thank you :)
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KatarinaSerbianArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool well done
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragons are cool and aurora as well so the mixture looks amazing!:clap:
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arthorse17 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always! <3
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok ok all your work is amazing! So incredible :la: And yes the SNK OST is completely awesome.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
Totally, the SNK-Intro 1 is one of those tracks that just fire you up, isn't it? :D
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ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, all the intros and credits, also i really love Vogel I'm Käfig and DOA!
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llesliedesign Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
can i buy a print of this??? beautiful!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^ Well, I can upload it as print, if you want to. So far no one asked for it. d:
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DarkCrystalWyvern Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was going through my favorites again, when I realized that I wasn't following you anymore [my dA page did some dumb things and yeah] I've missed your lovely art and plan on staying around c:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
For fave, compliment and rewatch~!
dA is a bit buggy sometimes, I guess. :D Though I have to say that more often I simply just know the usernames of the artists I love by heart and just go to their page like that, completely forgetting that there is a watch button. d: I'm sometimes a tad retarded~.
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DeCloonOne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Artist
Hella doooope
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always depends on how you see the world. d: Most of the time it's not needed~.
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DeCloonOne Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Artist
What is not needed?? I don't get it.  
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dope you mentioned in your first post? Or did I misunderstand that? d:
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DeCloonOne Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Artist
LOL! I mean dope like: awesome. :P
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the confusing moments when you've not grown up with a language. XD
In this case thank you very much. XD
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Keitsumah Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
0.0.... wow....why do i picture the Hallelujah chorus going along with this...? lol
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it would work quite well together. :D
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, incredible!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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wordgeek1000 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
WOW... Brilliant piece of work...
  Tips on blending (I used these for a piece of coursework in year 10)
 Try (when you get a good colour) to use part of it in another part of the palette, and mix it so you can get a darker/lighter version. 
 Also, if you need to blend two different colours, then clean and wet your paintbrush, and then "smudge" it with the paintbrush, going back and forwards. 
You don't have to listen to this, it's just what I found useful. 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
That was pretty much what I tried, so I guess I mostly lack the practice to do it right. :D
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Imaginatik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's gorgeous! 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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impactbooks Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is lovely. I love the idea of the Aurora Borealis coming from beautiful creatures flying across the sky. Natural phenomenons often feel a bit magical like that. 
I really think you did a good job with the colors. Perhaps here and there the transition could be smoother, but you've got good lines and good bright spots that fade out. Acrylics can be tough for blending. That's why personally I love oils. They're so easy to blend. I've added linseed oil when painting before. Maybe that would help with the acrylic and not just oils? Could be time for some experimenting! 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
Yes, the blending was a rather big problem. I knew what I wanted but even after a week of struggling with it, it wouldn't get anywhere near the initial idea. Lack of skills, definitely. And with that something I will practice more in the future. Though the tip with the oil might not be bad. Or I could finally start with oilpaintings. Acrylics dry way too fast for the things I had in mind here.

Thanks for the tips!
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JRGarrett Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work on the color ribbons, very cool looking.  That would be awesome as a blacklight poster
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
I thought about trying to scratch something like that into one of those blackboards. I think that would work nicely too~.
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JRGarrett Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh that would be cool, will be watching to see if you end up doing it :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would first need to find such scratchboards. Sadly, they are not available around here. You don't happen to know a page where they can be ordered? ^^
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JRGarrett Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

The easiest would be a chain store like Micheals, I know they have an online store--but maybe look at Amazon first, they have better deals. 


Also, you could litterally just put scratch boards into google, and go into the shopping section, it lists it by prices, and sometimes you can find these sites in the dark corners of the internet that have ones that are silver scratchboards or multicolor.  Heh, I ain't going to tell you were to spend your money, but it's a good place to check out.

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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always hope people can recommend a shop. :D Most places require credit card informations, and I'm not too keen on giving that to small stores. Already checked the stores where I normally order, but they don't even know what it is. TwT

Amazon is a good idea though. I order stuff frequenzly there.
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mysticross Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aungh. I love how I could see your finalized works here ;___;

just out of curiosity, why do you doesn't share them (finished work) on Tumblr?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
Well, I do have the tumblr account for wips. And tumblr makes it harder to track everything. Interaction too is limited. :( Which I found rather sad so far. I prefer dA but I don't mind if people share my finished works via tumblr. ^^
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