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Dragon Valley by Sunima Dragon Valley by Sunima
Edit: added the shadows i had forgot

For this contest: [link] :)

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Now it's time for my very first critique! This artwork deserves nothing less...
First of all, I love how much detail you've put into this although it appears to be a speedpaint. There is so much to discover in this beautiful landscape. The wings of the dragon are a real eyecatcher and are leading the eye to other parts of the picture.

You are very skillful at using the right colors. Especially the contrast between the warm natural colors at the lower part of the picture between the cold, hard colors of the upper part. It gives the feeling of perspective and depth to the picture and it makes it less messy but easy to watch, despite all the details!

I think there should be more lighting and shading on the wings of the dragon. Both wings are colored similar, it makes it look unrealistic compared to the rest of the picture.

I'm also missing a shadow underneath the dragon. It looks like he's not really standing on the hill but in the middle of nowhere, as he is only inserted in the background. (Hope it doesn't sound too confusing, I can't explain it very well)

Nethertheless it's an amazing piece of art and the thumbnail really caught my attention! I can see how much effort you've put into this :) Can't wait to see much more art from you!
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Commentary:
my word, words can hardly describe how amazing this is and creative! I love the perfect scaling and details here, it shows well. It lets you feel how it would be to stand there in front of the dragon, the viewer could imagine them self standing there, the scenery amazes me the most with all the details and effort put into every single small feature such as the clouds and the mist from them, the silhouette of the dragon and the town, it makes one wonder what goes on there and last of all the plants such as the trees, it beautiful and in all honesty, I've not seen many artist focus that well on the small details such as plants which all in all impresses me, Impressive work and I do hope this goes in as a successful entry into the DA contest =]

Originality:
I would say dragons are common but the action and the way everything is set up isn't so original, so props to you as my other friends say =]

Technique:
As I've said before, I love the effort and work put into every single detail here such as background and the everything else ranging from brushwork to scaling to quality of the picture itself.
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:iconnam77:
nam77 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Brilliant!!
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job :)
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:iconesmerra:
Esmerra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
The people in front of the dragon are extremely calm as to this view :D
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:iconbearamus:
bearamus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Wow! :D
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:icongobbistar:
Gobbistar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh so pretty well done.
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
thankyou! :heart:
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:iconaquarianphotography:
AquarianPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is beautiful, I absolutely love your style :clap:
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:iconsabliath:
SabLiath Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderfully done!
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:iconbpopa27:
bpopa27 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Zuper!!!
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Dreamorchid78 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link] thank you for this beautiful entry it was the runner up in my Back with a Bang Contest and will be featured for several weeks on my journal.
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:icon8loodyrain:
8loodyrain Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this has so much swag.........
:iconover9000plz:
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:iconimaginecorgis:
ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible....I really dont know what to say...
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:iconvermillionwings:
Vermillionwings Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
The landscape is beautiful! What program do you use? I am in awe of this piece. GORGEOUS
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
photoshop cs5 :)
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:iconristridyn:
Ristridyn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it, that lovely couple must be having the time of their live! :D ..... unless they're eaten :)
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah 8D
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:iconliamgray:
LiamGray Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this piece :D
great work :)
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
thankyou ^^
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:icondragonofwar92-dp:
DragonOfWar92-DP Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not Bad! Sunny!
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
ty :)
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DragonOfWar92-DP Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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:iconkurrona:
Kurrona Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmegustamuchoplz:

need i say more my friend?
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
xD ty
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:iconkurrona:
Kurrona Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yw ^^
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hazefeather Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
don't know if it has been pointed out before, but the right wing has one finger too much... also, nice background! :D I love the little river to the right and the bridge!
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
the other finger could be behind the other wing, just not showing :P
Thankyou :)
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:iconbeinghonests:
BeingHonestS Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
wooow.... :drool:
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:glomp:
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wh1t3-t19Lightning Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, are those skinny tower-like thingies in the background buildings or rock formations? I do not know how you just sit down and DRAW FOR HOURS!!! I'm very antsy, if you can't tell from my comments. I draw in bursts; half hour now, twenty five minutes tomorrow... I can't stay focused very long :XD:
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :)
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DeepBlueSeaWhale Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :)
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
ty :)
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thankyou! :hug:
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
You're welcome.
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Awesome work!
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thankyou! :glomp:
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
You're welcome. :D
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wolfhound56200 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eep ; Holy cow ! that's impressing ! but what is is , exactly , painting , pencils ... ?
I think it's a painting ^^
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
its made with photoshop :)
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:iconwolfhound56200:
wolfhound56200 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anyway , that's great !excellent work !
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:iconeystein:
Eystein Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student
Veldig bra. Liker spesielt godt bakgrunnen. :)
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
tusen takk :la:
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:iconeystein:
Eystein Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student
Np :)
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Brilliant! :-)
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ty :)
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MetaphorOfDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
:omg: FANTASTIC!!! :excited: Adore the colours, it's so realistic and so magical at the same time! Amazing one :clap:
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ty :)
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ClarisseMcClellan135 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
:la: WOOW
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esa16 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW :eyepopping: it's realy amazing :eyepopping:
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