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Tried out a new coloring style, which is why I wasn't really focused on a dynamic pose, or background.

I don't know if I like the technique enough to continue using it, but I'll keep experimenting with it. It was a little bit tedious, although I sort of like the character it gives my drawing. I'm also no experienced artist with lineless either, this being like, the first time I've attempted it in a few years. |D

We'll see what happens with this i guess!
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itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
love it :D
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BlackW1nd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful dragon and artwork =)
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awh, thank you ;u; <3
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Ganjja Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your colors <33
and the shadows are nice as well !
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why thank you ;u; <3
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FeatherOfABlackMan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohw fuck why is this looking so cute? >w<
this is awesome good work!!
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awwh, thank you! I really appreciate your kind words!
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Lycandra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful *.* Your shading is awesome!
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! <3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice character to experiment coloring with, for sure. What about it made it tedious? I do love the lineless appearance of this coloring technique. I think, with more contrast, it could be very stylish and identifiable c:
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's a little hard to explain, but I'll try my best! Haha. Basically the shading is just a layer over the base coloring, and it's all filled in one dark color, and I used lighter colors on the same layer for high lights then turn down the opacity. The only real tedious thing was if I had to reselect one of the colors I had used to shade, I had to constantly make the layer 100% and then turn it back down to see what i was doing. I'm not sure if that made sense, lol.

Thank you for the compliments and suggestion though <3! I'll try to work with more contrast in the future c:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see!! That does sound tedious! What if you used a layer mask instead? Have you used those before? I could totally give you some ideas. :D
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've experimented with a few things, but I would love to hear your input on what's worked best c:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if you're using a solid color as the shadow, it might be easy if you used a fill layer, with a layer mask on it. That way, you would use white to make the color visible (as if it were the paintbrush) and black to make it invisible (as if it were the eraser). You could lower the opacity of the color fill layer but still be able to use the white and black to make them fully invisible or not c: If that makes sense Dx
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That sounds like an interesting concept, though it's kind of hard to wrap my head around it |D;
It definitely sounds easier than juggling a bunch of colors that I cant readily access.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah :D would you like me to make a little tutorial for you?
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That would be schweet! :D
Thank you so much for doing this hehe c:
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Lucie-P Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Such a beauty ;w; I love this new color style !
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you ;n; <3
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Gryphoniss Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! The overall drawing is so clean and smooth. I especially like how you did the ears, head, and feathers. Very nice job :3
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you <3
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Gryphoniss Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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DollarSign Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this.
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like YOU
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DollarSign Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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