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Crush by cryslara Crush by cryslara
I'm slowly working my way through comments and clearing up my message centre, so never fear, I'm getting there.

In between that though I've been coding my website and learning CSS as I go which has been an exciting adventure into learning that Internet Explorer is a butt.

But having potentially subdued it, I'm declaring my site up and open. It's basically going to serve as a portfolio for my art and all it really means here is that the web address on the pictures will change.

I am so stupidly proud of this site and to have it done is awesome. This painting is my background graphic for it (and is therefore fairly unexciting as a standalone painting, but hey). There's still some various tweaking to be done to the site itself but it should hopefully be functional. =D


~~~ Lightcrush.com~~~


Tools: Photoshop. Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet!! Glee!
Music: Regina Spektor's album 'Far'

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Critique by allisongrl Aug 16, 2009, 9:06:15 PM
This is a lovely background image, and a stunning piece.

The sepia color scheme really gives the image a mellow and warm feeling that mirrors the adoration I see in the serpent's expressions. The only other color is in the eyes, making that the focal point of the image.

The composition is well planned with the emphasis on the left and the tail fading into the background on the right.

The details of the scales and hair are amazing. The details on the serpents make the image much more realistic and interesting to view. Their are no awkward areas of the image and everything looks fairly convincing though it is fantasy.

There isn't much I could suggest to improve upon. The only thing that I will suggest is adding a small amount of the blue to the right in some way to tie the color into the piece as a whole. I know this image was intended to be used as a background, but as a finished product the blue would help, but that is only my opinion.

A lovely whimsical piece. I enjoyed it greatly!
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:icondragonkiss114:
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so beautiful! May I watch you. Kitty begging 
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:iconsiggihar:
siggihar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Amazing.
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
awww, hehe. ^-^
Fantastic! :happybounce:
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:iconamethystscale:
amethystscale Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
awwwww :la: 2 cute XD
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:icontheload:
TheLOAD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
So cute
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:iconrocketman20:
ROCKETMAN20 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
There is no way you can make this picture any better :DDDDDDD
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:iconxkaseix:
xKaseix Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, dragon crush. x) Love the composition and the colors you used.
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:iconshilenn:
shilenn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Beautiful, simply beautiful. :heart: Everything in your account is! I wish I could fav them all.
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:iconspcarlson:
spcarlson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:icondrageline:
Drageline Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Stunning details as always! You're so close to reality :D
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:iconxxsensi:
xxsensi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
wow
that's amazing
really beautiful work (:
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:iconiskadesign:
IskaDesign Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Wow.. I absolutely adore this piece! And your website looks really cool ^^ Very well done on both of them! The background picture and the menu really make it your style!
Love it!
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:iconsoul-of-the-sword:
Soul-of-the-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, your comment box is full of thank you from you... :iconshockplz:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
I like to acknowledge the time and thought people put into comments when I can, even if it is just with a thanks. =)
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:iconsoul-of-the-sword:
Soul-of-the-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist
Oh, I see... =D
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:iconessenique:
Essenique Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautifully done!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconessenique:
Essenique Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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:iconava4zinkovsky:
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Good work.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Thanks. :)
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:iconluusan:
Luusan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
I like this piece just fine as a stand alone.. but it works really well as your website background. Your website is spifftacular, by the way. Good job! :) Wish i was at all technologically inclined.. i have a -lot- of work to do on my website, and no skillz!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Aww, thanks. I know hardly anything about web design really - I used W3 schools ( [link] ) to learn all the basics and ran to google whenever something wouldn't work. I figured I just needed to know enough to get a somewhat navigable site. :)
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miss-tama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
whoa the dragon disappears that's awesome

/five year old moment

the picture itself is gorgeous, "fairly unexciting" or not <3 of course, i love the layout of the website itself too

but gosh the colors. brb staring
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
:D Thanks!
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:iconamane96:
Amane96 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazingness! I love the color concept! It makes it feel sorta... flashbacky/mysticy/really cool!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Thanks! I love sepia sort of tones, they do give that 'memory' effect sometimes.
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:iconamane96:
Amane96 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
np! o^_^o
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:iconbinamrad:
Binamrad Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
The site looks great and is easy to navigate, this makes a great background for it =)

Their tails are supposed to be partially obscured by a cloud right?
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thank you! The tails are either obscured or just 'fading artistically' - I didn't want them distracting attention from the content of the site and they're off screen on the common resolutions anyway (I was also impatient to get the site online ;)).
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:iconbinamrad:
Binamrad Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
I see =)
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:iconbeanjean:
beanjean Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student
beautifulll <3
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thanks. :)
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:iconriverstreak:
RiverStreak Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Wow, nice job there! I like how they match, like, same color scheme, but that one is all feathers and fluff while the other is spikey and scaley. I dunno, I think it's cool. Like, opposites attract. :meow:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Haha, that's a cool interpretation, I didn't consider that before. :D
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:iconbrown-lynx:
Brown-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
this is great :D
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconxxbeebopcatxx:
xXbeebopcatXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Great site!! :D
And this pic is so cute :aww:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconniohoggr:
Niohoggr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
The faces are absolutely lovely!
Very lively and accurate displays of the emotions felt!
Excellent work! n .n
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Thank you. :D
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:iconkat-tree:
kat-tree Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
wonderful art…the colours make it quite sensual…lovely and powerful at the same time
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
This is one of my favourite colour combinations, I just had to use it for the site design. :)
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:iconmuttinkdreams:
MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student General Artist
THe left one looks kind've sad and the right one seems to be wondering why...well, kind've looks like that.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Something somebody else said makes me think that maybe they look sad because the right one disappears on the rest of the pages of the site. :)
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:iconshowjumpergirl:
showjumpergirl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awww, i love them :D
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
=) Thanks!
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:iconkonya651:
Konya651 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
:aww: It's an adorable piece of work. You did a wonderful job on the designs of the dragons. I like how you didn't make them look exactly the same, and the design on the female (the one on the left, I'm assuming) is really pretty. :D I'd love to see more.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I love designs that lend themselves to all sorts of interesting textures, lately. They're a lot of fun to paint. :)
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:iconvas-is-nus:
vas-is-nus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love love LOVE it
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
=D Thanks!
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