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July 2, 2012
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CE: Territorial Battle by DraconaVampira CE: Territorial Battle by DraconaVampira
FINALLY FINISHED *dies* This is the most detailed thing I have ever drawn. Probably close to 12-15 hours went into this drawing. It's huge too (9MB) XD

Also decided that the dragons would have a lightning breath attack instead of fire :3

Background of the drawing:

This particular clan of dragons is vicious and mean, always chasing off other creatures and taking their territory, this time it the victims were the fiery phoenix, and they're not going down without a fight. The viewer is looking through the eyes of one of the phoenix as it tries to defend it's home.
- There are reasons why the dragon's face is lacking scales. I designed them to not have scales there to add a weak spot, so that is intentional-

This took me a lot of work. Comments are GREATLY appreciated~

Contest entry for :icondreamorchid78:
Contest Journal: [link]
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Morgan-Michele Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the WIPs of this on Facebook (I think,) but I wanted to see the final version before I commented on any of them :D

I absolutely love all the detail you put into this! All of those scales and feathers, I don't think I would have the patience to draw all of those! And the texture on the dragon's eyes is really well done. They look really shiny, just like they should :) You did a really great job at keeping everything symmetrical too. Trying to draw anything from the front and making everything even is tough, and, I'm not sure about you, but I have a really difficult time with drawing dragon's directly from the front.

I could comment on every single aspect here, but I think I'll leave it at that. You did an excellent job on this. All of those hours you spent were well worth it :)
DraconaVampira Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I uploaded a few on Facebook x3

Thanks! I barely had the patience to draw them all xD

Thank you so much for the feedback ^w^
Amazing art work :D
DraconaVampira Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^^
Welcome :D
TheDragonDragoth Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jeah :3
Legendathecity Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is.... just pure awesome. You took the words right out of my mouth! All that insane detail on the dragon in front and the nearby phoenix's feathers... I also love the contrasting shades of blue in the background.

There is a good amount of contrast to show that there's some serious action going on here, though for some reason, it doesn't feel like it's enough... Maybe some explosions caused by the dragons' and phoenixes' breath attacks clashing with each other, perhaps? There's already signs of chaos in here, though, so it's already amazing as it is!

(I would have commented sooner, but I was busy when I first saw this.)
DraconaVampira Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Darn, I was actually thinking of adding some explosions and more silhouettes in the background, but my time to work on it was running short and I haven't quite grasped how to do explosions (still learning fire XD)

Thanks for the feed back, I really enjoy reading your comments, and you always give such a helpful critique ^^
Legendathecity Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!

Ah, I understand. ^^ I'm not too sure how to do explsions myself, actually. Last time I tried, I just tried making a jumbled mess of colours. XD

Once again, you're welcome! Anything to help with enhancing any already amazing art! :D
DraconaVampira Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The jumbled mess of colors looked really good though! x3

:la: :iconsquishhugplz:
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