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Heart of Fire by lostsanityreturned Heart of Fire by lostsanityreturned
Mediums:
Paint tool sai 1.10 trail
Photoshop CS3

Tools:
Wacom Graphire 4 small (the rubber grip is gone so my fingers hurt like hel atm)

Descripion:
I started the picture in paint tool sai as the first time I used the program, quite nice and I was able to knock up the first animal/dragon I have ever drawn which was kinda cool.
Once the lineart was done I imported it into photoshop and after 2 days of colouring (about 4-6hours worth of dedicated time) it was finished. Was going to put a sword and sheild in the bottom right hand corner but just didn't have time.

No thirdparty brushes or effects were used in this picture.

Please give many comments.
I don't expect to win but any chance to get a new graphics tablet I will take, I have a widescreen monitor and the smallest of the old square tablets... do the math.

Anyway I had alot of fun doing this XD. Hear from you soon.
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:iconmushroom-octopus:
mushroom-octopus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
awwww I absolutely love this an adorable and stunning piece ^_^ :)
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dolphin-dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
The dragon is so cute, it's what sold it for me (I have only just seen this).
The colours are nice but I would suggest (if you plan on editing it) making the dragon a touch darker. .
That's all I can think of to say but I am so tired that I will be asleep as soon as the cookies are done. . .
Btw, I know who you are, do you know who I am? :P
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Goddesofthemoon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Hmm... My laptop had died last night before I had the oppertunity to comment this piece.

I realized the date and actual time put into the piece. I believe that if you had more time to work and dedicate on it your outcome would have been much better, however; as the piece stands its self, I believe your vision was achieved.

So I commend you on your ability to protray your creative imagination.
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Also doesn' help the res of the piece was so low and I was stuck working on it at insane times at night being distracted by friends lol.
I can do some decent stuff if I put some effort into it... but unfortunately my life is so busy I always get sidetracked. This last picture I am finishing tonight I thought I had left myself enough time and people stole all my free time. :(
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Goddesofthemoon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Friends always get you. Next time, set aside some time for yourself. No phones. no friends. No messengers of any kind or web surfing. You are sure to focus then.
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
I knoe :(... next time has been and gone and same issue :(
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:icongoddesofthemoon:
Goddesofthemoon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
You have to really work at it. Its hard I know.
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Damn friends, what are they good for anyway XD
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darkskysong Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brilliant colouring. But you probably don't need more kudo from me, look at all those comments. ^.^
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punkypeggy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Good work!! I like your use of light and the little dragon is just too cute for words :3
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
thank you
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:iconpunkypeggy:
punkypeggy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Digital Artist
no problem ^^
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Hione Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Oooo, that's wonderful!!! I love the brick-work!! :3
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
:D :D... thank you!
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grishnakah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Love it. So cute. Nice usage of colours and art style. Added to favourites.

Keep up the good work XD
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Thank you.
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kaze-namiTora Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
haha yay ish finished.... that was fast!!!
its sooo cute and scaly??? haha great pic!
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
What was fast?
Lol lol thank you -hugs claire-
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:iconkaze-namitora:
kaze-namiTora Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
the drawing...... it took you like two days..

my friend just uploaded a photo and got a fave!! shes like over the moon
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Three days.
Wait no... two days...
Still two days is a fair time for a drawing.

:D :D... her first fav?
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kaze-namiTora Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
i think you should also upload black n white!
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
?? what do you mean?
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:iconkaze-namitora:
kaze-namiTora Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
yknow the originals yu was sending via msn?
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Ohhh... maybe... I think I might just put together a timeline picture of the evolution of the dragon XD
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senyphine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really nice! Love the colour and cute little dragon :clap:
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thank you alot -hugs random person-
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:iconxandi5anders:
Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I'm so proud of you, I could cry. =D

And I see you moved the faerie. :XD:
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Yeah... I figured I would go for the idea that the faeries would be tending to the vine, I did not have the energy to make another 2 faeries last night though.
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Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Aw. *pats* I understand that.

Now you have a new contest to get crackin' on! :giggle:
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:iconlostsanityreturned:
lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I am, so much work to do
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:iconxandi5anders:
Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I know, but it's worth it. =D You'll pull through and it'll be awesome, I just know it!
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
/hahahaha -huggles- thanks.
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Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
You're welcome. =D
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:iconmuffinpoodle:
muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I had no idea you could art like this. *put to absolute shame*
Good luck with the contest, man.
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
:D :D you trust in me far too little lol. The problem with my artistic side isn't my technical skill it is my complete and utter lack of inspiration, I mean on my deviant art I only ever intended it to be something to practice my anime style pictures, something that changed slightly over time.
Just wait till you see what I have got going for my darksider's comp. The picture is going to be rather huge and detailed. Starting it tonight or tommorrow night.
Sorry to not have talked for ages, just haven't been using deviant art at all. Going to be moving to bassandean january next year and lol yeah life has been hectic.
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:iconmuffinpoodle:
muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No! it's not that I didn't think you were this talented -- I already knew you were amazing! -- but this is beyond the boundaries of what i thought you were capable of! I had no idea you had such a beautiful sense of colour. And just looking at how soft everything is, kccch it is gorgeous.

Oh I can't wait to see anything new you come up with. (This makes me really look forward to your 9pft project entry, too, though i know it won't be as involved or detailed, it's not like it's for a big fancy contest.)

That's okay. Bassendean eh? how come? I hope you have a nice time living there. ^^
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
It is my sense of colour that I am most proud of actually XD... Not just in this picture but in general.
Just because I put effort into this doesn't mean that I will be putting effort into everything, that said I will try from now on so I can have one of those awesome looking deviant art pages with lots of views :P.

Hey have you seen Pushing Daisies?

God wouldn't it be nice for me to be able to update my graphics tablet.
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's cool. Only put effort into what you need to make you happy. *nods*

I haven't seen Pushing Daisies. But I think I may have heard good things about it...? s:
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Lol lol.
... Watching planet terror atm... a very wtf movie but it is true, I miss grindhouse style flicks.

Well if I get the chance I will give you pushing dasies to watch, I only have the first season but it is epic. I did not like the trailers to it but other than that I loved it
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw that'd be cool! I don't even remember what Pushing Daisies is :C
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
TV show, about a guy who can bring anything back to life with a touch of his body... but one more touch kills them for good... and if the thing that is brought back to life (including leaves, plants, animals and humans) is alive for 1minute something of relative compare is killed in it's place.
It is hard to describe and have it sound cool... and the trailers don't do it justice... but it is one of the most enjoyable things I have seen in ages. I rate it up there with dr horrible.
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Akina-SA Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow, good luck with the contest
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Myup Myup... I do hope so... Dun expect anything much though
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MyRascle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Love the final product, You say you're not very creative, that you're more technical based. Well this shows ALOT of creatitvity. :D
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Or it shows that I used alot of technique and persistence to get it looking how I wanted.
Which if someone who had true talent did would create something brilliant, the problem is alot of people with tallent end up doing a little... feeling happy and seeing something good and don't ever aspire to do better than that because they have already created something acceptable. It is lazyness.
I think anyone who could be a truly great artist will always strive to do better than their current best.

I am going to start watching stargate universe today.
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MyRascle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Well my freind, you ARE a TALENTED artist and I am seriously impressed with what you have created
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
-gets back to work... colouring phase now-
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roonerspism Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! :D The fire is stunning, and the whole image just has such a dreamy, magical air about it. Really, really love this.
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lostsanityreturned Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
-glomp hugs-
long time no see... I mean I haven't been on deviant art but I haven't seen you on msn either.
How has it been going?
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roonerspism Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*tackles*

AH! Yes, I haven't really been on MSN much. I was off pretty much all of November because I was doing NaNoWriMo, and I didn't wanna distract myself.

Funnily enough, basically nothing has been happening since last we spoke :/ I'm still job hunting, still bored out of my mind.

HOW ARE YOU?! :D
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