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Be Like Or Die Like The Dragon by Pedigri Be Like Or Die Like The Dragon by Pedigri
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 :iconmaskofmirrors:

I give permission to :iconavaloncommunity: to feature this artwork in their gallery, should they decide to upload it, of course.

If You have further questions, even if not related with this picture or my art, feel free to ask. Oh, I am trying to add new information to this type of "tag", so if You want to suggest me something "(for example: add inspirations, tell us what music inspired you or you were listening at that time etc.) please don't be shy and do it. I really appreciate Your help.
Best wishes to You, my Friends.
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome work, looks very interesting! Really nice done : )
Pedigri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much:)
simone4390 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like a painted textile. Not digital but traditional. It reminds me to batik.
Pedigri Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Done with simple stabilo fineliners and then edited in Photoshop (brown hue, glow effect):)
afnan-cullen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Photographer
so awesome. I wish i could give you constructive criticism but I just think it's awesome
Pedigri Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much:) I'm really glad to hear you like it:)
melancholy-oasis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
t=This is so beautiful and unique.
Pedigri Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gizbear Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Writer
oh my god. i need this as a freaking rug. if that was possible, i'd be all up on that!
Pedigri Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Uh, thanks:)
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