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Carillion by cryslara Carillion by cryslara
Like Snow clouds...

For Ryan. :heart:

I don't really want to cheapen this one by rambling about it here, but as always, feel free to offer critique and suggestions.

Time: 10-20hours?
Tools: Photoshop CS2, Wacom Intuos 3
Music: Decoder Ring (Please check this music out!)

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:iconm4wie:
M4WiE Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eeeee X3 this is so gorgeous and adorable X3
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:icondomcabral:
domcabral Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sou um apaixonado por nuvens sempre que posso fotografo, mas nunca havia pensado em fazer algo tão belo como seus trabalho, lindos, parabens.
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:icongottwistedknickers:
GotTwistedKnickers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
wow. this is so peaceful
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:iconryan200:
ryan200 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
for me?
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:iconvenomvyxen:
VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
You have a way with clouds! The birds add an excellent touch!
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:iconpaipuru:
Paipuru Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student General Artist
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have photoshop CS2, how in the WORLD do you get that painting effect?!?
It looks like SAI.
I LOVE THIS
ahhahhssdlkfj;lwekfhwiae
-spaz-
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:iconmapledragon:
MapleDragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Absolutely beautiful. I just found my new desktop background. I hope you don't mind if I use it as one ^^;
Just a little comment, the feet of the dragon seem just a *bit* large. or it might just be me failing at perspectives ;-;
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I love critters with big feet so they probably are a bit large. :D And I don't mind at all, thank you!
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:icondidica14:
didica14 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Song really fits to art,but it is best to watch how you draw things.
One word,BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconprofoundlyscrewedup:
profoundlyscrewedup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
It makes me feel like I'm flying with this dragon!
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:iconelorenleianor:
ElorenLeianor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Amazing dragon :)
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:iconvioletvampirevixen:
VioletVampireVixen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This picture is just beautiful, I pretty much have no words for it :heart:. It makes me want to draw. The music for it is equally inspiring. It's a same that it's some time past midnight :P.

Gorgeous piece. It really is :thumbsup:. The colors are wonderful and I love the negative space. <3
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:iconalou-the-dragon:
Alou-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Thank you for the fave! Umm, I don't want to bother you, but can I use this picture for my wallpaper?
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:iconla-lynxie:
la-lynxie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
the lighting and the background with the wonderful creature in this creation is just.... absolutely BREATH TAKiNG!!!
you're an amazing inspiration and the more and more i look at your work the more im in LOVE!!!
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:icondashkita:
Dashkita Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how gorgeous
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:iconlinkette:
Linkette Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Makes me think of flying away from the bad times and toward the brighter future. ♥ So pretty. I looove how realistically you paint clouds. I also like the little birds; such a nice addition!
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:iconiridescence-art:
Iridescence-art Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You paint clouds wonderfully! o.o
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:icondarlamay21:
DarlaMay21 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
What a beautiful dragon! I could almost reach out and touch the clouds. I can't stop staring at this piece. Gorgeous. I must watch you. :3
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you, for both the sentiment and the watch! :D
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:icondarlamay21:
DarlaMay21 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Any time! :3
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:iconlord-daemon:
Lord-Daemon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I can only say "Woah"!!:worship:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconasialuno:
AsiaLuno Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
Love the cool colours and atmosphere. You can relax when watching this painting, it's very calming.

--> added to favourites
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconturquoisedragon:
turquoisedragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Those are some of the most beautifully painted clouds I've ever seen. Lovely dragon too!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thank you. =)
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:iconverwildert:
Verwildert Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't want to cheapen it by rambling either... I simply love it. <3
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconwhael:
whael Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Have you considered making a tutorial on clouds? :) Yours are gorgeous.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
I've been considering putting together a sort of info sheet about painting clouds one day - it's really something that I'm continously learning about myself though. :)
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:iconfuzzball288:
fuzzball288 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors are beautiful and I love the clouds! The texture on the dragon and birds is really good, too. And I love the dragon's feet <3

The perspective on the dragon is a bit off I think. The angle is difficult and I can't really give exact advice, sorry. :P The tail looks a bit awkward leaning the way it is though. I would think it would trail more directly behind.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thank you. It was in my mind that the dragon was at the end of a banking turn which is why the tail is twisted away, though really it was for the more artistic decision of keeping him all within the frame. It took me a long time to find a place for the tail and I think it still ended up a little awkward.

Thank you for your observations, something does feel off about the angle. :)
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:iconllinderv:
llinderv Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderfully cute! :heart: The clouds are very well done, too. :aww:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thank you. :)
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CyprithTheCat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sky is beautiful. So bright and mystic and somehow cold, too. Like a misty morning in a forest when everything is silent and all creatures slowly wake up. But the fur of the dragon shows that he is prepared and no chill can touch him. So he can fly in the bright but still cold light of the morning.

Or something like that. :blushes:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Aww, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love hearing about the moods my paintings can evoke in people. :)
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Very beautiful! :aww:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thanks. :)
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:iconlightbird:
lightbird Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Journal feature :thumbsup: [link]
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:iconlady-of-lore:
Lady-of-Lore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the feel of this one and the way you used blue and white. It feels so light and free and calm.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thank you. :)
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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:boing: MY CONGRATULATIONS !:boing:
:sun::star::sun::star::sun::star::sun:
:boing: YOUR COOL ARTWORK :boing:
:sun::star::sun::star::sun::star::sun:
:boing: HAS :boing:BEEN:boing:FEATURED:boing:
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SPECIAL DRAGON~FEATURE !
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful picture! I really love the colour scheme and colouring itself. The whole atmosphere they create is so free and serene, so lovely. I like the composition very much, too and the contrasts work very nicely. The birds and the dragon are really cute and the colouds are so soft looking that I'd like to have one of those as my pillow. I would surely sleep well with it. :) :heart:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Thank you. :) This painting was a bit of play with contrasts which is something that I often have difficulty with.

It would be wonderful to sleep amongst the clouds.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
I haven't noticed that. I think you are great with contrasts :)

Yeah, it would ^^
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Dragonmistral Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Another job VERY well done, Crys...I can't even think of words to describe how beautiful this piece is. I don't know if it's the lighting, or the cloudscape, or the overall spirit of flight and antiquity you've captured with this art, but there's something very nostalgic about this piece - excellent job!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
This comment really made me smile, Mistral. :D Thank you.

The music that inspired it is the nostalgic sort but very peaceful too. There's a video of clips from Advent Children (:heart:) set to it on Youtube which you might like: [link]

I love painting to music inspiration.
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:iconmelawen26:
Melawen26 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Wow, very lovely, especially the colors!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Thanks!
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Vyntresser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
SO gorgeous.. I don't even know if I can critique it :lol: it's so good! and that's a lot coming from me, I'm one to critic, and critic hard, LOL

awesome job. :clap:
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