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Forest council by drachenmagier Forest council by drachenmagier
Drawn initially as a draft for a trade, then the dragon turned into a tree-dragon. A bit of a more epic version of the last tree dragon I drew, I think:

Cleaned up and colored while listening to the OST of Mushishi. [link] (a series I highly recomend watching, btw :heart: ).

Mixed Media, some watercolor, markers, ink and acrylics on A4 Canson Paper.

As always: Critiques highly appreciated. :)
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This beautiful piece of artwork reflects an aspect of fantasy and provides the viewer with a tremendous amount of fine detail.

When I look at this work, I can feel how vibrant and powerful the green tones are against the twisting body of the dragon. The greens are not flat and provide great patterns for the eyes to discover. The placement of organic shapes such as the spiraling leaves and towering branches help add depth and perspective through the entire piece. The combination of green and blue tones bring a calming mood to this scene.

One of the biggest impacts of this piece is how easily my eyes were fooled by the placement of foliage and branches. This compositional element kept drawing me back into the image to try and find more details. Because there is such strong juxtaposition between the dragon and the foliage, my eyes move throughout the piece in a never ending quest to discover it's true form, tree or creature?

Overall I am very impressed with the details and technique, and how being both subtle and pronounced, they create a wonderful atmosphere of harmony. Great Job!!!
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Chelidonia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Woa! I love this one!! *.*
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Thanks?
NekoFever Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is outstanding. 
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
renosneasel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i want dragons to exist 10x more because of you
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Though who said they don't exist? d:
renosneasel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
well, modern science, but who says thats right all the time either :)
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But even in science, we have to rely on believe more than fact, to prove something. Quite often everything we know is only based on theories. Like, the colors of the stars? We don't know them, we have to guess the elements of the dustclouds to be able to recolor them.

And all it needs is one calculation that proves it wrong, no matter how many there are to prove it right. :D Our science is a very fragile though fascinating thing.
renosneasel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dude, when you find or prove a dragons existence, please call me, or vice versa. i learned about that star color thing in grade school. pretty fascinating. that whole relying on belief thing is very true
LegolinEnzian Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Just wow! my favorite of all your amazing dragons, I love everything about forest! :la:
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