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City of Pillars by drachenmagier City of Pillars by drachenmagier
More Acrylics. Trying out a few other things, though I still tend to struggle with this media. It still feels clumsy in comparison to other media I used so far. Got a few plans with this one still, though. :) Next steps will be done... as soon as I stop playing Theatrhythm... (yay, got Sephiroth. >:3 )

Have been listening to a lot of the Guild Wars 2 OST. Fantastic music, I really recommend it as background while drawing. :D
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A3, Canson Paper with Linen Canvas Texture. Works better for me than the boards, it seems. Plus, I can scan it. Which is a huge plus! Acrylics and a blue fineliner.
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I really loved this piece because it sets a really nice mood the first time you look at it; mysterious and enchanting, yet foreboding all at once. The different emotions clash, but still are able to work together beautifully.
I thought that your technique was amazing because you were able to capture minute details even with the difficult media and this having been your first time, so 4.5 stars for that!
You also made the colours work really well together, and the different styles of art you mixed into the piece really made it pop and pleasing to the eye.

Great work!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, I so love the details and magnificent imagery, those stylized clouds just make me sequel with delight!

I perched the print just now, so hope they ship it (stupid quality check... *grumble* just send it already! XD) It will look amazing on my wall, I'll get to see if first thing when I wake up every morning.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D I do hope the quality is ok. So far I did not get the chance to ask anybody who purchased it via dA. Drop me a note, yes? :D That would be really fantastic! (I should have ordered some myself, I know. ^^' But so far I didn't get to it... ^^' )
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
The order was canceled as 'some' other print didn't pass quality D: But yours was fine, thank goodness!, so a re-ordered it :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O,o Ok, dA does take it serious with the quality stuff, I guess. Good to hear, though. :D And thank you for keeping me updated! ^^
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
I did get the print, it looks stunning! Great color :D

 I do wonder does DA let you know who buys your art or just that it sold?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, I just get a "you sold x!" and that's it. :D Otherwise I would already have been able to ask people. ^^ Thanks for telling me, btw! And happy you like it!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aw... that's too bad :(

Welcome! It looks wonderful on my wall :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, glad to hear that. X3
And yeah, it's a bit of a pity that I can't see who is happy about the prints. Oh, well. ^^
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist
luv it
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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SnowspireFox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I just wish this was a 16:9 wallpaper so I could keep looking at it at all times. Amazing job. I love the outlining of the clouds, makes it so fantastical and somehow a little... happy I think xD
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
Sadly, the size is not very good for a wallpaper. But I do have a bigger scan of it (at least I hope so! Has to be somewhere on the HD!). You can tell me which part you want and I can send you the bigger version of it?
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SnowspireFox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Holy Shizwhaz really?! <3 that'd be amazing. closer to the top and to the left would be best, to get the castle and the cloud with some details and whatnot. Oh dear Lord I want it xD
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Err... Upload seemed to have problems, so here is the link again. ^^'
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SnowspireFox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Oh Damn, new background for sure <333 thanks so much!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. ^^
Like I said: Parts of a drawing are rarely a problem to share. Though I will soon delete the files from my stash again (they take a lot of space there), so make sure you got it downloaded. :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like that? [link]
Well, only a part of a drawing is not such a problem. :D I'd still hold onto the complete file.
Hm, still quite a big file. d:
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SnowspireFox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
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Hehe, already rockin' it!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy to see you like it~! :D
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Something about this is just... wow.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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KLynnDaughtry Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, I like your integration of linework with the organic clouds.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
So awesome!

Although I'm still undecided as to whether or not I would want to live in such a place? Then again I enjoy my solitary; so I guess i would like it there :XD:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It depends. A city so high in the clouds that you can barely stand the thin outside air? I think I prefer the later version, when the wind dragons took over and everything it teeming with life. :D
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Lizzlo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Think your work is amazing.I started to paint acrylic recently.And i never thougt it would be possible to paint like that with acrylic.

Btw....like your music you recomended when you are painting,,i will try it. :mangapunksai:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
Acrylics make a lot possible. I'm always surprised when I see some people and their works on the net!
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bass15 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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AlenaLeLeka Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
+++++++++!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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J-Hump Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Meteozar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love how the clouds pop and the awesome caste details. Very nice!

PS I love Theatrhythm! XD I recently got Sephiroth, too! haha
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D

And Sephiroth is quite a good fighter. His magic and strengh are maxed quite early. Though now I'm hunting Navy and Rainbow Shards, which are a pain to get.
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so mysterious and awesome
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Yu-bikiri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
wonderul one :D congrats!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Yu-bikiri Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
you're welcome !
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wildHart4art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is really good! Very eye-catching...I'm amazed at how clean and crisp you got this piece to look, especially considering it's with acrylics! :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
Well, I guess that is my biggest problem with Acrylics: It's really hard to get a clean look, at least with my current skills with that media. They're driving me insane with every painting. ^^'
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Saphrixia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! Did you water the acrylics down at all? It almost looks like watercolor!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Mostly acrylics. :) The blue lines are fineliner since my liquid acrylic color was too dark to work with a quill.
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Saphrixia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Aah! Cool! :)
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Akeyti Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Must say this; LOVE how you did the clouds here :heart:
As well the ones in the front as the ones in the background of the picture!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 8D
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Gaeldgleet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely ♥
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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