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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
how you made this protection?
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's painted mostly, but also uses some fire images turned blue.
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MachiavelliCro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Fantastic work Jasmin love it!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you dear!
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suntwirl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
beautiful! :)
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mercie!
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CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Thousand words beautiful.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Shields up. Weapons online"

  - Starcraft Battlecruiser captain
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DouglasGordon67 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Very Cool
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
excellent work
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you muchly!
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Aphariel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
It's been a long time since I was commenting here, but lets try to do it "old fashioned way" without just "wow" and "+1" ;)

I like the composition and as always lighting is "solid" and "logic" (if you know what I mean)
Detail level is good and the mythical atmosphere is definately there.

I have only one problem with this image: the main scene (dragon + wizard) are a bit flat. It's not the problem that lighting is making it flat. For me the scene would be much more dynamic if the "camera" was not from the side but a little behind the wizard. That would add some depth and dynamism aswell. It's not a critique to your skills, because I am well aware of the stock photos limitation ;). It's just going around my head when I look at this image.

On a sidenote: when I see my devwatch now, with your recent works I can see that you could really start doing illustrations for fairytales :). Love them,
Regards,
J
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: :glomp: you're still here! I hope you've been well!

Thank you for your words - I agree that the view would be cooler if it weren't so "straight on". As for doing illustrations, unfortunately my muse is more absent than here, so it remains a wonderful compliment (especially coming from you) but not more.

:blowkiss:
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:iconaphariel:
Aphariel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I am on a quest for finding my inspiration aswell. When I'll finally find it, I'll surely share with you so I could see a book with your illustrations ;)

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MBHenriksen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F E A T U R E D ! :clap: [link]
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, much appreciated! :heart:
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l-a-ll-o Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature time :heart: [link]
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you, much appreciated
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Forget the freakin dragon, do yall see that view beyond!?
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Kevinchichetti Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOWWWWWW
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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neverdying Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Another great work. Love the use of light again!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: :hug:
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ColourRiot Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
So original i love this work :love: Featured here :) [link]
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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feainne Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now that's creative and original, good job with the lighting, especially on the windows and building in general. :clap:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconfeainne:
feainne Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome :hug:
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Creamydigital Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
feature time :love: [link]
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Creamydigital Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure :aww:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Amazing work,Jasmine!!:wow:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Feature [link] :heart: :hug:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much dear! :hug:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome work Jasmine. I love the atmosphere you've created. Really cool effects as well. And I love how you bring depth into manipulation with the foreground elements. :heart:
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
I think the lianas could be a bit better, but meh, I was tired of working on the same image over and over ^^;
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This could well be one of the important points in a movie scene! - Incredible imagination and stunning work!!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure :heart:
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MindTuber Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this work is so good that it is not possible invent something cool from these stock :) I need your PS highligting skills :D
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww :hug: *blushes madly*
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t1na Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Featured here: [link]
Thank you for you beautiful work!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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