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Sojourner by Chromamancer Sojourner by Chromamancer
Time for some art!
This one was a difficult piece for me, but I'm quite satisfied with the end result. I really wanted to do the idea justice in this case. How difficult was it?

Well, I got frustrated and re-started this piece 4 times... The effort was worth it in the end, because this version is something that I can definitely be proud of. :D

I tried to use some of the texture and detail techniques that I picked up while watching some of the :iconscrewbald: livestreams when working on the Nordgard project. :)

I hope all of you enjoy it, as well.
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:iconrageinflictor:
RageInflictor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Really love this one, A z u r e! The colors look lovely.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Rage! :D

Thank you very much.
How have you been? It's been a while since I've seen you online.
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:iconrageinflictor:
RageInflictor Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Hey, Azure!

It has indeed been a very long time. Wow, I just noticed I'm replying to a post from a year ago! Time goes by so fast. How have you been? I fear I have very little time these days. So much work and other priorities. I'm going to go hop onto your page and start looking at your latest drawings! Talk to you soon!
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:iconnicoleeirin:
NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Calm and peaceful. So many details of dragon!
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:iconnamelesssaint:
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Writer
This is a nice piece.
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:iconmoongirl18:
Moongirl18 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wondering if you still just use your mouse, and the bezier tool ;D

Looks awesome!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you! :D
I've been using a Modbook since I made this one... [link]
It's like a Macbook with a tablet screen modification. I still do some minor retouches with the mouse, though.

I can take that Modbook places and work on art, so I'm not always stuck doing art at my desk anymore, too! Although, I end up there most of the time anyway, it seems. ;)
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:iconmoongirl18:
Moongirl18 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Modbook looks pretty neat :0
Still can't imagine having to use a mouse for such long time. I've gotten so used to my even bigger than before wacom, haha.

I agree on the portability thing, it gives you way more freedom.
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:iconkittythesilence:
KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks so peaceful it seems they sing a song about good and interesting times)really enjoying the atmosphere
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
The atmosphere in this one was fun to work with.
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:iconkittythesilence:
KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist
All your art have their own incredible atmosphere and feelings)
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you ALWAYS seem to improve your already phenomenal style. Keep up the work.

I really like just how much attention you pay to detail. Its mind blowing.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you.
I'll do my best. :)

That's one of the fun things about art. There are always more ways to learn and improve.
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Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The end result, hot damn! Nothing beats restarting a picture so many times and then finally getting it right.

The shadowing is awesome, and the atmosphere or rather feel of the picture is really there of a long day of doing whatever you do!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Indeed. That's why I put so much work into re-drawing pieces to get them just right.
I can look back on this one with satisfaction. :)

I'm glad you enjoy this piece.
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:iconhanna-riikka:
Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
So. Detailed. :wow: Lovely work of art!
I'm going to feature you on my page with this! :)
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much.
It's an honor to hear that. :D

I've been attempting to improve with increasing the level of detail, without making it distracting. I'm glad to hear that you like how this one turned out.
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:iconhanna-riikka:
Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D

I think you have found the golden mean with details. :) It's the best when details are used on the most important part in the picture. They lead eyes to watch to the main point. I'm someone who loves details, hehe. :D
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:iconmeganelf:
MeganElf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks beautiful! The background is perfect, and the dragon and rider look great (interesting touch with the rams horns!)
:D
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you. :D
I kind of like that style of horns... I end up using it rather frequently.

I'm glad you enjoy this piece, as well.
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:iconrinoa-akime:
Rinoa-Akime Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Writer
Wow awesome !!!
I love it, you're drawning so well <3
Your dragons are so realistics <3
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
I'm glad you like the style of this one.
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:iconrinoa-akime:
Rinoa-Akime Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome =P
I find your style so impressive !! Your dragons seems to have humans expressions they're awesome !!!
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:iconyoshisman8:
yoshisman8 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Writer
:iconcutenessoverloadplz: to.... much.... *faints because of epicness*
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
There's no such thing as too much epicness. ;)
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:iconwillow-pendragon:
Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH..
:iconcutenessoverloadplz:
So Much wonderful imagery..
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much.
I'm glad to hear that you enjoy this piece. :)
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:iconwillow-pendragon:
Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy
=
understatement

In actuality, LOVE
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece. I'm especially impressed with the quality of golden glowing sunlight you have with the deep background. I also really like all the detail in that dragon's scales! Awesome work. :D
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much.
The colors and details were a lot of fun to work with on this piece.
Whenever I was just about done, I'd notice a few more things to include.

I'm glad to hear that you like the final result. :)
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:icon10animallover10:
10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Looks beautiful! :lol: The details and colors are amazing :3
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much. :D
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:icon10animallover10:
10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
you're welcome^^
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:iconjafira:
Jafira Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Beautiful and amazing worl, just looks awesome!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:icongadrac:
Gadrac Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome as always, although the hind paw looks a little bit strange...
:+fav:
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you. :)
I tried to give the hind paw a slightly different design from normal, to add a bit more variety.
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:icongadrac:
Gadrac Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No prob ;)
Ah, I see^^
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:icondanperry0:
danperry0 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
you are so good with dragon faces... always interesting and very beautiful.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
I always try to put some extra detail into the faces.
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:iconangwilwileth:
Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is always a treat, and this is no exception.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you.
It's an honor to hear that. :)
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:iconkazin-dragon:
Kazin-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
absolutely stunning
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much.
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:iconinghelene:
Inghelene Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to see you art again!
It really brightens up my inbox, the way it stands out in both detail and settings compared to everything else.
Lovely. :D
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
I'm glad you enjoy this piece.
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dragonguilders Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy this piece! Your use of light is still one of your strongest attributes, and coloring is superb! I love how the focus is mainly on the characters rather than the far off background, without making it too overpowering of a focus. Once again, I very much enjoy this piece and look forward to your next one with great enthusiasm!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thank you very much.
It's an honor to hear that. :)

Managing the focus of this piece was difficult, so I'm glad to hear that it is still solidly on the characters for you.
I tried to expand the color scheme a bit, compared to some of my other recent pieces, as well.

Anyway, I'll do my best to continue improving and making interesting art.
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dragonguilders Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :)
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markopu9 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Nice work. I just love the details.
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