Category: Patterns (P)Goal
To try something new. To draw something without having to improve it digitally. To draw something complicated using simple elements. To draw dragons and each of them in a different way. To use for the first time my favourite rust colour scheme. To try known filters in a completely new situation (contains filters like diffuse glow, smart blur and contrast/brightness adjustments)Additional goals achieved
This deviation was a base for a whole series of circlets of amazing details and shapes.Technique
I drew the lineart using Stabilo fineliners. I used a ruler to draw straight frames. I pressed the fineliner quite hard to make sure that the lines are smooth and without blank spots. I scanned it (300dpi) and worked on it in Paintshop 9. I used the smart blur filter to make it look smoother, I made the image darker for better lineart. I used the diffuse glow filter for the background light and then I played with the colour balance to make the picture look like covered in rust. And that's it.Story
There's no great story behind this picture. I had no electricity and home and concentrated on something I could accomplish without any electricity-powered medias. Next experiment
The next step is making an alike deviation but using human bodies or skulls instead of dragons. The elements could also create a bigger picture of a body or skull when viewed from a distance. Here it's just a random collection of flying lizards. The new ornaments could be used to produce new circlets.Time spent on this
About 20 hours with lots of breaks.Dedicated to
a very talented guy who is responsible for my fascination with celtic knots
I give permission to
to feature this artwork in their gallery, should they decide to upload it, of course.
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Best wishes to You, my Friends.