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I G N I T I O N - Commish by Grypwolf I G N I T I O N - Commish by Grypwolf
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Fully painted commission for :iconmutabi:
You guys have seen me livestream making this one and I have to thank every one who have been so kind to follow making of it :heart: *superhug* I must say that in many ways I wouldn't have been able to make it without you :3

Now that the storm went away I can continue:

Time: 18 hours or more. Not sure.
Painted In Photoshop CS3 with Wacom intuos 4
Art (c) Me *Grypwolf

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The dragon is very well detailed and is the center of attention creating a visual flow with both its wings and flames that carry you around the entire piece. Smoke to the right along with the clouds act as a border to help frame the action within the shot. The colors choice also works extremely well putting warm and cool against each other for a wonderful contrast. The only downside is that the people aren't rendered out a bit more to get across even more of an emotional impact. If the people, and possibly the smoke and building on the right, were rendered out a bit more I would see it as being even more exciting and awe-inspiring. Overall I-G-N-I-T-I-O-N is an impressive piece with very few drawbacks.
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Well as you probably already know (and you should) I do really love this picture. The sharpness of the dragon is stunning, not to mention all the lightsources and the reflections they create. Fire looks very realistic from the already burning to the still-being-breathed-fire, and the people in the fire is also a nice detail. Unlike the last critiquer, I don't really think it's a bad thing that the people aren't drawn in more detail - they are not the center of the attention, but you can still see their assumed age and the terror.

However, I am disappointed that in a such a stunning and detailed artpiece you neglegted the clouds! I know and understand that you were really tired after so many hours you spent on this, but it's little jarring how the clouds look like rough sketches compared to everything else.
Also, even though you fixed the further wall it still looks little crooked, but that's small detail and definately better than it used to be, and considering how beautiful the church is it's a small detail. The The city in the background could also be a bit too blurred. As you should know, when everything is marvelous you have to nitpick about the tiniest of things ;>

...Speaking of which, the "floor" or whatever I should call it creates a bit of optical illusion and crooks my eyes. I know it's perspective and really hard to pull of though! My advise would be to search a floor like that (cgtextures is a good bank for stuff like that), then use the Photoshop's perspective tool and paint over it to make your job easier :3

That aside, I love the two different light sources in this picture and how you've taken both in account. The blue light from the moon and red from the flames make a jarring difference - you start from the blue and everything is fine and dandy, you think nothing's wrong, and then BAM comes the fire, orange, red and terror.

Well in short I think this picture is in the end very well executed, gloriously painted and I will be forever in awe for your painting skills AND your patience to do so many things! I'm also glad that you're so open to try and do things like structures and backgrounds and such even though they are really hard!

Good job gurl~
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Gunzi-Luver Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I love the piece!
Vv1cked Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW this is so cool!! You're so very talented, Gryp!
ViherkiviJade Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Eiii D: Siel on pikkulapsia!
Aivan älyttömän hieno kuva! :D Toi taivas ja tuli on niin mahtavasti tehty!
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing!
themoonseesme Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student
Love the contrast of the sky versus the fire/coloration of the dragon. The wings are very interesting in design as well! :) great job
Grypwolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well. It really was interesting commission to make. :3
WolfStar991 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING. Work. I love this so much.
Lefa-59 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
BlazeGuarnere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is utterly amazing! The style is awesome and....yep, don't have words to say how cool this is! :D
Imaranx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa, super upee :wow:
haluun tällasen isona julisteena seinääni!!
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