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Sun Sailing by cryslara Sun Sailing by cryslara
Another shorter painting, this time for *Flying-Fox who has one of my favourite dragon designs out there.

I'm not so sure on this one - I can see enough problems with it that it worries me how many I'm not seeing. ;) I always have favourite spots of paintings though and there's one tiny section of feathers on this that makes me less aggravated by odd butt twists.


Time: 4-5 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS3, Wacom Intuos 3
Music: Damien Leith

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:iconkfames:
Kfames Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
awesome, you are a master of light indeed.
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2Foxxie4U Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Do you know what the functions of the two different tails are?
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:iconlightbird:
lightbird Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Journal feature; [link]
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:iconpsychopaths24:
psychopaths24 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Writer
beautiful! I especially love the detail in the head...very nice
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Thank you. :)
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:icontyshadragon:
tyshadragon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Very beautiful, her wings make me long for the open skies.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
If only. :)
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:iconmysticmuffindragon:
mysticmuffindragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Awww <333

HE'S SO CUTE D:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Thanks. :D
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this week's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link] :)
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:iconkhezix:
Khezix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Very nice, I love the clouds (I can never get them right). Sorry I can't critique this. D:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks. :) Clouds take practise and research the same as any other aspect of art; I'm forever watching sunsets. :)
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:iconkpword:
kpword Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Writer
Two tails. That's rather an intriguing design. A little weird, but intriguing.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
The design isn't my own but I've always liked the idea of dragons with extra feathery bits. :)
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:iconkaijae:
kaijae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Student General Artist
i love your clouds and the way the light highlights the edges of the wings and body ^^ beautiful :)
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks. :)
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siriusstar13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
She has one of my fave designs too. :3 Anyways, lovely work with this. Love the wings especially, and how the BG colors really compliment the pic.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you. :) I love drawing her - she has all these lovely little details that are a joy to do.
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:iconcar-fan:
car-fan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Looks amazing, especially the lighting;)
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks you. :)
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:iconriax3x:
RiaX3X Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
The lighting is wonderful on the wings. The clouds are great too.

Thanks for mine again. I hope you will post it here too so I can fav :)
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks. :) I hope to post yours here soon too - I try to space them out a bit to avoid clogging up message centres.
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:iconriax3x:
RiaX3X Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Np! I know how that is. I like to space mine out too :)
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
it does have awfully cute butt-feathers ;}
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Aaah, cute butt feathers; the saving grace of twisted butts the world over. ;)
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EarthKnight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats amazing 8D
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you. :)
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:iconearthknight:
EarthKnight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome c8
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Neio6 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Okay, I'm really bad at giving critique... The only thing that bugs me is the arm. It seems like you ought to be able to see more of it.

I love and hate the fact that you take as long on a speedpainting as I do on a regular picture and it looks a billion times better ^^;
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks for the crit. :) I was trying out a funky angle in this one so I'm not sure on the arm either. Adding more on the other side of the wing didn't seem right either though so I ended up leaving it as it is.
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Martyrwerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Very cool tail... and very well done
as always i love it! your amazing! your anatomy is perfect!
:)
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you. :)
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:iconlilav:
Lilav Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Your clouds are to die for, I love how you make them just so...yum.
What kind of brush do you use for them?
I can see what you mean about the rear end too, but I can't really put a finger on what's weird.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I use a bunch of different brushes - I like to fool around with making new ones all the time. For these latest speedpaints I've been using one made of about 5 large dots in varying degrees of transparency - it blends fairly well with pressure sensitivity but also has a hard edge for sharper details.

In my refined paintings I go back over clouds with a textured spackle brush that is very lovely to blend with. :D
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ElegantCatalyst Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Woo I can see this on here instead! =D I love this man. It's so peaceful feeling.
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
:D Thanks.
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Misted-Laughter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
ooh, pretty. *loves your artwork* For some reason, I actually like the wings and feet best on this piece of your art. The windsail just seems to glow, and the feet stand out for some reason, lol. Very nice artwork. ^__^
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Oh, thank you. I actually had the most difficulty with the feet - hind feet are a trouble of mine that I'm always trying to improve on. :)
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Tamakin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Oooooh excellent work hun! The colour and the shape of the wings are just awesome!
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks! :D I was trying to get a sense of strength with the wings in this one.
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YunikoYokai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
love it! the dragon looks so carefree ^.^
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
:) Thanks.
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Fantazjjas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I Love Your Clouds @_@
Beauty <33333333
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you. :)
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Spyroflamesredsbum Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
TOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME :wow:
Im soooooooooooooo happy i watched u :lol:
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:iconcryslara:
cryslara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you. :D
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