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May 26, 2013
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May 15, 2013, 1:10:23 AM
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+ From Beneath Your Sky + by ShePaintsWithBlood + From Beneath Your Sky + by ShePaintsWithBlood
From a few weeks ago. A painting I did both for my art book and as a present to someone very dear to me.

I know it may seem extremely one sided. I have a weakness for pictures depicting the character off at an extreme corner however I am not sure I always pull the concept off very well myself. I fear that when people look at this, they are just going to see, 'Obnoxious orange glowy skies and...oh wait, is that something in the corner there? I could not tell with all the ridiculous, eye piercing ORANGE everywhere!"
But if there is one thing I cannot totally take the blame for it is all the orange. Oracello is a hot, orange world and no manner of sunglasses, or sunscreen, can save you from that fact.

On a sidenote, I really want to get better at drawing dragon feet because they are some of my favourite kind of feet ever but I am really not accomplished at them.

Time: 12 + hours
Tools: Watercolour on canvas
Reference: None

This painting is bloodmarked and copyright to Aria '51' Keehn, ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you for looking.:blackrose:
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BleachedDesign Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Saw your table at Denver Comic Con, your work is amazing!
Snowlynx46 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the colors, and the dragon is done really well. I can't draw any kind of feet, so sorry if I can't help you with the dragon feet.  Don't worry about the amount of orange. It looks great!
Hecci666 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! So amazing...
ancient-shadow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I love this piece. Might even be one of my favorite to date. The blend of colors really seems to push that dragon and bring him to life.The smooth flow in the spine of the dragon really shows his slithering movement. Absolutely amazing and really makes me want to kick my dragons to keep pace with this quality.
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha I am glad you like it since I painted it for you! 

And your dragons are more than at pace with mine.  I am always inspired whenever I see you draw them.:blackrose:
Foxi-Loxy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
OOOh now this one is quite spendid! <3
xChancex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just gorgeous! I love the colors you used, and they really make the black dragon stand out against them.

I've wondered for a while, what exactly is it you do when bloodmarking a piece? I'm sure this is where your username comes from, but I've been curious about it because I don't think I've ever actually read on your dA what that is.

On a side note, I think your dragon feet are awesome.
Pixelcube98 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry about the fact that you put the character in a corner. I think it looks cool, and it is actually what I like most about this painting. Red is also my favorite color and there is a lot of that in this painting!
well... I'm gonna go now and, paint my second acrylic drawing in my LIFE!
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I am so glad you like the layout of it and the way the character is positioned.

Oh that is awesome! I hope the acrylic painting went well!:blackrose:
Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous picture. I love the design of the dragon. The pinks and purples are nicely done as well.
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