When the artist goes out

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When the artist goes out

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Hey yo! Check this out! A drawing for COTM April, 'Tradigital'. This is supposed to be a fight between a dragon that is crawling out of a screen and some little hand-drawn characters (!) in my sketchbook (!) then scanned into my computer and put in the drawing! Phu, that took very long time :0 Finally I finished, Yup I say that every time :D

Soo about the drawing. I took a photo of my repainting of a Van Gogh's famous painting. Plus I added some other famous motives. So one guy in the bachground is trying to turn off the power, another one tries to push the dragon away from the couple (the man began to burn). The lady in BG wants to stop the water and save the painting. The guy with rome clothes is the commander. Three other guys are shooting at the dragon with matches. Because the water is spilled, the tablet broke a bit and started smoking. The dragon beagan to disapper. I'm really proud of my dragon *-* Hope the blood is stil PG13... There was one time I thought about joining the B-Category because I'm only 15... YEAH B-Category, sure xD

Process (just scroll down a bit, then you'll find it): https://vk.com/nikamania


Wow, this kinda blew mind, at first I thought it was done digitally and traditionally due to the amazing detail. I also really loved the concept here, it's amazing how you thought of little details in the fight, like someone trying to stop the water and someone trying to unplug the computer. Over all you did a fantastic job.

Nikomanis responds:

Thank you very very much ;)
The little characters are actually drawn on paper and scanned into my computer. Then I adjusted their color and etc to match the atmosphere/surrounding of the picture

Wow, there's lots going on here! It tells a whole story!
I'd like to see some crispier edges here and there and more shading on background elements because now for example the watercolor palette looks a bit sloppy. Those notebooks are a good example what I'm after - there's sharpness and there're shades.
I like how you combined these two medias. I'm proud of the dragon for you too! :D

Nikomanis responds:

Oh, wow! Thank you very much you're a very kind person :)
The thing is, I just wanted to make the viewer's eyes follow a path like this professional artists do (my first attempt lol) And i failed a bit (it was obvious) That's maybe the reason behind the sloppiness. Not everything has to be sharp and edgy, am I right? :D And how are you supposed to do shading on a watercolour palette?!! Please, this was such a struggle T.T

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Apr 20, 2017 | 9:52 AM EDT
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