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time magic by drachenmagier time magic by drachenmagier
More practice with acrylics. : D Yes, still on it~.
All traditional media and acrylics. And a bit fineliner, since the acrylics were really fighting me when it came to clear edges. ^^'

If you have any suggestions what I could try with that media or if you find something wrong/badly done, it would be fantastic if you could tell me. Always eager to learn. :)

No music this time, since I'm still searching for something new. So, if you have suggestions for Melodic Metal (epic or power), Celtic songs (celtic metal works too d: )... Shoot. :D I need inspiration~!
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Weird-Bug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Beautiful as always :)

Regarding Celtic music, are you familiar with The Thistle and Shamrock? They have a 24/7 channel here www.npr.org/2012/10/04/1623174… and a weekly radio broadcast, for which they keep an extensive archive uploaded www.npr.org/series/103063413/t….

I hope that you may find something to your liking there. They have brought me many hours of enjoyment.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Checking them right away, thanks for the links!

Oh, and thank you for the compliment, of course! :bow:
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jonkania Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional
amazing!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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Art-Inspires-People Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*hugs it* yay ouo
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, you always choose the creatures with claws and teeth to hug, don't you? XD
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Art-Inspires-People Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, yes I do, and I just hug peoples *hugs you* ^w^ yay!!! *hugs scary creature again* Hugging things with claws and teeth is fun owo
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
like the way you've used darker tones than usual to give this weight & depth
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Acrylics let me work with a different range of colors and a very different way of creating contrast. I enjoy it quite a bit. :D
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Eldurwen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Gosh I love how you draw creepy hands~ <3
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! X3 Creepy hands are the best to draw~.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Time uncaring, unweary of life is ever the gracious, ever the cruel.
It cares not of past, it cares not to see, for it knows but the sadness of partings to be.
Ever the strong, ever so wary it flies, yearning for naught but an end to its lies.
"Eternal I am. No end will I see. Keeper of truths shall I ever be."

As for suggestions, I got nothing but an idea for the above image. That it's somehow looking at its own consciousness trapped within that glass bottle which contains our known universe, gone half mad waiting for its end so it can return to its body that just floats around staring blindly at the bottle.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting take on it. I was always wondering... if you're imprisoned in a moment in time... do you feel it? Are you able to think, to *feel* that you're improisoned?

My initial idea was a moment in time, caught in a bottle. That one moment will be very important and depending how it is used, it will change the whole future. And now it's "owner" contemplates about how to use it. ^^
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
:bow: Theoretically, if you were able to think it would mean your brain was still active, and electrical impulses like everything else is also bound to time, therefore if you think, time must flow. I've been thinking about such things for years, so, no, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't feel anything at all. But it does bring to mind another question. If we would never take notice if time stopped, how can we know whether or not it has happened several times already? Perhaps it is like an unstable flow of electricity, always going on and off, and if that is so, what is there to say that the end of everything will not simply be that time stops flowing?

A bottled moment of change, huh. Now that's an interesting idea.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The other question is: Would time pass if we were not aware of the passing? Which is the trigger, which is the effect? Maybe time only passes because we believe it to be passing. d: I love such lines of thought, even though I have to confess, they confuse me greatly in the end.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Well, that is true, although now you would be moving more towards the questions about how we perceive the world, seeing as all wee see, feel and experience is all electrical signals in our brain, how can we know if existence itself is not simply all in our head?
And although confusing in what might as well be 5 dimensions, what I suspect is that time itself might be something bound to energy in all its forms. It would make sense considering how time would flow differently depending on the amount of energy/mass that is present as theorized with back holes. But I guess a larger question would be if time itself is one omnipresent thing, or is it something that is produced and radiated from everything that exists?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From what I know Time is considered the fourth dimension.

But true, we have no proof that anything around us is real. The whole "moving mountains with believe" is suddenly easy, when nothing is but a dream. Though I take the suprises as proof that it's not just a dreamed up world. :) All the things that happen which I could never have thought of in the first place. That and the fact that a life which is nothing more than imagination seems a rather sad thing, doesn't it?
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Eonari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Time AND space actually. Can't forget the space... (Is it weird if I felt too tempted to add this www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAW2ly… specific scene here? :XD:)
But my point was that even though it's the fourth dimension, it's still confusing enough for at least five. :)

Interesting thought that. But if everything was a dream, and everything was possible for as long as we wholly believed it to be, surely the night- the time when world around us is dreaming would be the magic hours in which we could see and experience the imagination of others come to life. And that suddenly gives rise to a very interesting though when people always say monsters and ghosts are merely figments of your imagination, doesn't it? :)
And yes, a life that is nothing more than imagination- something that never truly existed is a rather sad thing. And that idea is again something I wanted to explore in the story that comes after Danu. After all, the Faerie and fairytales of old have always been something closely linked to dreams and imagination, and it just wouldn't feel right not to have such ideas included when trying to do the original and origin of faiytales justice.
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PWNPROD Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Very nice! Really interesting concept!! =D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I have featured this here >> [link] Amazing work!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, for feature and compliment! :heart:
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
You are welcome :)
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JRGarrett Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the flow of the picture, suiting for something drawn in water. Good job.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty amazing. I love the colors on this one.

Have you ever tried acrylic inks? Personally, I like to use them more than the tubes of paint- or when I do use acrylic paints, I like to mix them.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
I got inks for the airbrush and I use them from time to time, but the colors from the tubes are better when it comes to opaque effects. ^^ I do use the inks, but more when I have to work with watered down colors or for white.
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SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)

I've found that mixing the two- the ink and the paint, generally gives a pretty good consistency. Not too thick, not too thin. (Of course, I tend to prefer working with the paint on the thinner side, but that's just me. On the now increasingly rare occasion that I work traditionally, I generally do more straight ink work than acrylics, so it may just be my preference. :lol:) And your work is better than mine, anyway. Just an idea, if you haven't tried it yet.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, it would still be less opaque, especially the brighter colors... But I will definitely try it for details! I had been fighting with that part of the paintings for way too long so far. ^^' Thanks for the tip!
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SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem- glad to help where and if I can! C:
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ShizaWolf316 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! Such detail!!~:iconlaplz:

Another beautiful piece!! The white gears and glow especially is my favorite part!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 8D
Gears are fun to draw~! X3
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SoraCeres Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow das ist mal wieder sehr genial und ungewöhnlich geworden :-) ich hab mich nocht nicht so sehr mit Acryl vertraut gemacht würde es aber gerne versuchen...irgendwelche tips? ^^

Musikinspiration findet man hier ja auch noch in den Kommentaren. Klasse :-D Loreena McKennit ist natürlich mehr als gut. Hörst du auch so was wie Schelmisch oder InExtremo?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank~! :D
Uhm... Eigentlich nicht, da ich selber noch am Lernen bin. ^^' Was ich bis jetzt gelernt habe: Gross ist gut, da kleine Details mindestens am Anfang sehr schwer hinzukriegen sind. Also macht man einfach eine grössere Zeichnung. Sonst... Du kannst eigentlich alles machen, was man sonst nur mit digitalen Medien machen kann, da Akryl so schön deckend ist. :D

@Musik: Nope, die beiden kenne ich noch nicht. ^^ Muss ich auch mal reinhören. Im Moment hänge ich gerade am Intro von Shingeki no Kyojin fest.
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SoraCeres Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi
dankeschön für deine Antwort :-)
Ich werds demnächst mal ausprobieren.

Ach ja wegen Musik hab ich hier nen link [link] ist jetzt aber nicht InExtremo sondern Fairy Tail O.S.T. kannst du ja mal reinhören aber nur wenn du sowas wie...öhm Folk-Metal magst. Von dem Soundtrack gibts aber auch sehr schöne ruhige Stücke.

Oh und das Intro von Shingeki no Kyojin ist guuuuut :-)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fairy Tail habe ich schon öfters gelinkt gekriegt und kenne deshalb schon einige Tracks. :D Die haben einen wirklich guten OST! Ich sollte mehr davon hören. X3

Shingeki no Kyojin hat nicht nur guten OST, btw. d: *hinthintnudgenudge*
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
I love this. It's as if this character is floating in timelessness controlling time for everyone else.. mwah ha ha ha!

Btw... If you want to listen to Celtic Rock it's got to be the Horslips!

Youtube links of the Horslips: [link]

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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll add the links to the list right away~. :D Thank you for the suggestion!

And I kinda thought like he's manipulating a single moment that will change how the gears interact, changing the future. :) Not sure if it would work with time magic, but it sounded right when painting that one.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   General Artist
Yay! No problem.

Very cool. I love it :D
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Mirror-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i could say something, but oh my gosh i am literally speechless *A*
this is so awesome, i just...
wow, okay? wow.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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Mirror-Kat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
any time! uwu
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12airabella12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Three Days Grace? Panic! at the Disco (not Celtic or metal but still a great band)?

what else did you use in this besides acrylics?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'll check it later too! I got a whole list of bands and songs by now I never heard of. :D I guess I will be very busy.

I did use some black ink, because it's easier to apply and for lines... And airbrush acrylics for the white lines, since that works with a quill... But the rest is all acrylics.
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12airabella12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
did you use a typical paint canvas?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, I tried canvas, canvas board and canvas textured paper, but I can't say I like working on it. This is just normal paper. :D
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Mylady-Lilith Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.... wie immer gefällt mir, was du gemacht hast!
Die verschiedenen Blauschattierungen und diese Rippenm die du eingefügt hast... ich bin wie jedesmal beeindruckt von den vielen Details!
Und der Übergang von weißen zu schwarzen Rändern! Sehr schön! Wobei ich finde, dass man den Übergang zur Schattierung selbst in dem kleineren Zahnrad um den Kopf des... Etwas... etwas zu kantig sieht. Trotzdem wunderschön!
Das wäre es wert, ein großes Gemälde zu werden!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank~! :D
Nun, bei der Grösse waren Details nicht zu schwer hinzukriegen: Akryl lässt sich einfach nicht in einem kleinen Format von mir verarbeiten. Jedenfalls NOCH nicht. d: Will heissen: Das ist schon recht gross. d:
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Mylady-Lilith Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*_* Hach.
Wenn du mal berühmt wirst, will ich ein kostenloses Autogramm von dir! xD
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KuroganeRose Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVELY! I really like how you paint with acrylics. What about 'In flames'?? Maybe no epic or power but are melodic i dont know, Give a chance xD
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