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Songmagic by drachenmagier Songmagic by drachenmagier
Sometimes we look far and wide for a common language while it could be so easy to find one. :)

... Plus, I needed something cute after all that posing of the unicorn warriors. d:


Original for sale for CHF 35.-
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:iconfrankmoritz:
really good craftsmanship - neat, delicate, and lean. the scales and fins are done with so much confidence and convincing detail. the distribution of the scales for instance speaks of insight in where to draw them but no less importantly where not to. the hair ornament is a lovely conclusion to the easy flow of the piece - like dissolving into a well-chosen chord. both figures are at perfect ease and of nigh impeccable proportion.

there are a few issues tho which i find confusing - that is, i had to think for a few about what was being depicted, which is a bad thing, since you don't want people to need to search when viewing your work, do you. first, there's the distinction of objects. the upper left part of the branch struck me first as a quite surrealistic appendage - a limb? - of the animal. the branch doesnt stand apart from the beast on either side of the intersection. trick i learned about this is that when you have two overlapping objects, you erase the contour line of the disappearing object a little off the intersection point - it works. i failed to notice the girl as well at first glance. my suggestion is that bringing more dark vs bright and shading into it would define the separate elements more and would of course increase the overall depth of the piece considerately.

secondly - that is not a branch. the lower right part of it is obviously - convincingly - made of wood, but a branch doesnt grow as jagged as that. the upper left part struck me as a quirky and out-of-proportion lightning bolt once i figured out it was not a limb. and those are not the claws you need to grab hold of a branch with, but hands. theyre human, not reptile. finally, i still have trouble understanding its head - i gotta search for its eyes, the jaw hinges appear to be all the way at the back of its skull, and i wonder if that head has room for a brain as well.

those however are mainly technical details which perhaps require a trained eye. again, the piece flows exquisitely and melodically, and it rings with rich detail - and i wished i could do it.

best regards,

moritz
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:iconanimatedbeauty:
AnimatedBeauty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This looks amazing! I absolutely love the design! <3
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BoogersXD Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I absolutely love your elegant and delicate style on this one. So beautifully done. :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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ArchUriel Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
i like the dragon,looks very smug!an very unique=]
i also dig the art novoish hair of the girl,very well done!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D Art nouveau has such a wonderful flow, it's always a pleasure to add a bit of a touch of it to a drawing.
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Nightshade255 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this so damn much..... :dummy:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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:iconnightshade255:
Nightshade255 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime good sir!
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:icondeathstallion:
DeathStallion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Ah, a dragon relaxing to a peaceful melody.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. ^^
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:iconrivierar:
RivieraR Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this sketch! You put so much detail into it and it looks amazing! Looks great!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconchemnicorn:
CHeMnICORn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowz. Your lineart is so clean, yet the transparency of the dragons frills is so easy to see!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:icongoldchild:
Goldchild Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy dragon is happy.:D And I just love the fairy's long ears.:la:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely. :D And thanks!
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:icongoldchild:
Goldchild Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!:la:
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:iconshir0gane:
Shir0gane Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Writer
wheeeee, das ist ja sooo süss :3
:heart:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :bow:
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:iconfishypaste:
Fishypaste Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Art and facial expressions tend to be a very good universal language.

The image flows really well. The dragon's head is long and slender and leads the eye down and around its detailed body to the with the fairy. It has an overall serene, earthy feel to it and the curves keep the viewer's interest.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) I guess this is the wonderful thing ab, out smiles: We all understand those and their meaning.
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Knightmoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Aww, he's such a happy little fairy dragon! This made me smile. The positioning is great; the two figures balance each other really well! Brilliant! :)
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. =^^=
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Knightmoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
You're very welcome! :)
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:icontheechoinside:
theechoinside Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice designs and composition in this one, far side of the branch could use some pushing back though, I initially thought he was lying along it, instead of perched over the front. Really like it though, nicely done.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. For the small critique too. :heart:
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:icontheechoinside:
theechoinside Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Certainly =)
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:iconluparrou:
luparrou Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
OMG!!! this is really amazing. all of the details...really great job! he dragons face is so cute, he looks so happy btw.!=D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmartael:
Martael Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Ah, the scales! <3 I really love the details on the dragon, especially that adorable expression it has. :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
A beautifully rendered piece....
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
welcome ;)
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:iconaldal:
ALDAL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
like the elf
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
I just realised, the dragon is sitting in the exact way one of my rats does, back feet on a hammock and his little front paws hang down...and he looks happy. ^^
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's visible I had rats, isn't it? :D
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
Haha, excellent. Ive wanted to do a watercolour painting of my rats. They're really adorable :D
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
Beautiful work, will you be painting it?
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^ And I guess not. Maybe in the future but certainly not now. ^^
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
Cool :D
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
Beautiful work, will you be painting it?
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:iconhikarus-nova:
hikarus-nova Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I would love to see the skeleton of the six legged dragon. How do you convey anatomy so well on mythical beasts?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought a lot about it, so I should be able to draw it. ^^ Though I was never really good at skulls... I guess I will mess that part up for sure. x3

@mythical anathomy: I guess not everything would work without a bit of fantasy behind it. But it helps a lot to understand how the bone structure works. ^^
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FjoreCat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, may I please have the honor of coloring this one. I am so in love with the concept. Just gorgeous.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, try it. ^^ Seems quite a few want to try it out and I'm really curious about the results. 83
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EpineQueen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Yay for little dragons and lots of frills!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. :D Frilly dragons are the best.
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jennlantrip Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Aaah so cute. I love that the little creature is enjoying the music so much. And the way she is perching on its tail~! Darling. So will we see this with colors? :)
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