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Asian Dragon by drakhenliche Asian Dragon by drakhenliche
My first drawing of 2012 :) Shaded with markers. Might colour this if I get the time and inclination. The left side's a bit fuzzy because it's in a hard backed sketch book which I bought forgetting what a pain in the arse they are to scan from.
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Xx1Hope1xX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow cool :3
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sammacha Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the lights and darks you've given this picture really giving it depth.
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unicornangel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats so freakin cool!! your icon is so cool too! your cool! :D great job!
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks :)
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Ubastyyat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesssss
you are the best thebestthebest
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ViperagonZero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good job!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Masterful!!!
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RubisFirenos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really enjoy when you make new traditionnal art, not the same style or expression. You have two differents way very interesting I think :)

Btw, this is a very dynamic dragon, I love how it flew !
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TomVeary Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just admire all your work. I like the Pentel brush too. Someday, I might be able to use it with the kind of skill you have.
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Things get a bit messy if I try to ink entirely with the brush pen - what I like to do is use a technical pen just to get the lines down, then I go over them with the brush pen to make them more dynamic :)
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drakonshie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hrm, i've been on some hiatus from deviant art for a while and have been catching up on some of my devwatch artists. i gotta say that i've noticed your work (also indicating your recent colored works) looking more mature and refined. it has a different style to it kinda. the lines are neat, precise, and i like the use of varying thickness in the lineart to add definition and depth. i also like the coloring in your most recent work. the shading seems to blend more seamlessly and has a softer feel to it (but still keeps its effectiveness in portraying ferocity in your characters)

i dunno. maybe it's been a while for me or your have different styles per medium haha. but yeah, keep up the great work and growth
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you - this means a lot to me! Your comment's really made me smile because you've picked out some of the things I've been slowly working and hoping to improve on :D

For my digital stuff switching to a Cintiq has made quite the difference - the handling's much more intuitive than the Intuos and now I can ink digitally which, although time consuming, means I can be much tidier. For the hand-inked stuff I've switched from techinical pens only to a mix of technical pen, dip ink and a pentel brush pen (which behaves more like a brush than any other so called 'brush pen' I've met) so I've really been getting into more dynamic lines. Possibly for the hand drawn stuff it helps that I've migrated to working on a desk rather than drawing on my lap on the sofa :XD:

I suspect you're quite right on the 'different styles per medium' thing - I likes to attempt to have some variety and tend to adapt how I work depending on what I'm working with.
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wufei02 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I like the way you have done with the scales and spiky fins on its coiled body. I don't know about its head; it doesn't seem much like a Chinese dragon, but more like Serpent head to me only. Anyway it's all look fantastic. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm not overly fond of the typical heads you find on Chinese dragons, so I drew something I liked better ;)
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wufei02 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
:)
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AgrizzleBear Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
incredible :D
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Stealthdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Nice :3
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ta! :D
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Greatness! :D
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! Keep up the great work! :D
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Sanglamore Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Ahh yes, this is definitely beautiful :D :clap:
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SIqq Eastern!!! Love This!!! So awesome & i love the eyes & teeth,so menacing looking an....just awes! Just seriously awesom!!! :heart: keep up the gr8 work! :D
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was hoping it'd be a bit more menacing than the usual eastern dragons :) It's all in the eyes, I think.
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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is too,thoze rlly strike sum fear. i nevr normally lyk easterns bt u made me a lovr of them. :D keep it up! :heart:
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cxv Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally an asian dragon that look badass instead of cute! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Amazing job! :)
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's usually my issue with them - most of the ones I see just aren't badass enough for my taste in dragons :D
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drakewoof Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I love how you can see the snakelike muscle under the scales!
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I was hoping those would be evident :)
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice pic :)
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Hopefully it's a good omen for my art for the rest of the year :)
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Epic :horns:
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
DUDE.
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
^_^
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Lardon-Draconis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Yamina20 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work. I love how you did his eyes.
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) The eyes are often my favourite bit to draw.
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Yamina20 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, they decide what mood the character will be in, and generally draw in your audience. :)
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drussdruid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
wow awesome sketch m8.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is totally badass. =)
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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