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April 26, 2013
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Dragonsbane by kuschelirmel Dragonsbane by kuschelirmel
I've been working on this on and off for the past two weeks or so :)

:bulletblue: Stock Credits:
sky & ground by *SalsolaStock, forest by ~Burtn, forest by ~Jisei, building from ~prolific-stock, vines by ~EricaMarieArt, guy from ~Erethkhaniel, dragon from ~ArnaTornwolf, fire from ~Ayelie-stock and ~PavStock and painted liana-thingies.
:heart: thank you all for sharing such beautiful stock! :love:

:bulletred: My work is NOT your stock! Hands off! - no, you can't cut this up for sigs, avatars, your website or forum or whatever else you have in mind. I do not give away my art for free! If you need stock, please visit =kuschelirmel-stock instead!
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Man sieht wirklich dass du dir die zwei Wochen Zeit genommen hast, für dieses Composing. Besondes klasse find ich wie du die Lichtsituation hinbekommen hast, dieser sehr schöne, und doch harmonische Kontrast zwischen blauen und orangenen Licht. Und dabei auf (fast) jedes Streiflicht geachtet hast, lediglich die Mauer im Vordergrund hätte evtl. noch ein Streiflicht vertragen (hab lange gesucht, eh mir das aufgefallen ist ;-) )
Schön auch wie die Mauer dem Bild einen Rahmen gibt, nur finde ich das sie im rechten Bildteil evtl. etwas zu groß ist und zu sehr auffällt. Vieleicht hätte ein leichter Abfall/Verlauf der Beleuchtung den Effekt etwas reduziert.
Aber das ist mir jetzt nur so ins Auge gesprungen, da ich mir das Bild echt ne ganze Weile lang angeschaut hab, und ich sonst keinen Kritikpunkt gefunden habe.
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First off let me point out that the star ratings are merely placeholders. Judging from the title I assume your image is based on the book (which I haven't read), so I can't really say anything about the conceptual merit. The technique, however, is very good. You have created a fairly elaborate scene in comparison to many other works in the photomanip-gallery. I like how you used several layers of depth to create a complex composition. As usual, the coloring in your image is very vibrant and directs the viewers attention to the focus of the scene. The effects are well done, too.

My critique at this point is mostly directed at two specific aspects:

First, although it's actively attacking our 'hero', the dragon feels quite lifeless. Obviously that's because the original stock photo was a statue, so it's not really your fault. But a possible way to improve this could be to repaint the eyes and therefore add more life to them. However, if the dragon is supposed to be a statue forget what I just said. Also, the dragon seems fairly bright. I for one would increase the contrast just a little.

Second, the plants/tentacles are a bit plain. As a consequence they stand out between the mostly photographic elements. Some details like a soft texture, additional leaves or varying sizes (meaning a lot of thinner ones wrapped around the thick tentacles) may help to make them a little more interesting.
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Manipulationofe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member
how you made this protection?
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's painted mostly, but also uses some fire images turned blue.
MachiavelliCro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Fantastic work Jasmin love it!
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you dear!
suntwirl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
beautiful! :)
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Thousand words beautiful.
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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