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Golden Skydance by Kamakru Golden Skydance by Kamakru
EDIT: Now, this one had a major 'broken-leg' problem fixed for the poor blue dragon, who's back leg was less than comfortably positioned! Some blurring was done too, as sadly there was too much detail in some parts (yes, it's a thing!).

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On Tumblr: kamakru.tumblr.com/post/506245…

Pushing contrast in my pieces more and adding more detail as well.
Started with grayscale underpainting and then applied gradient map overlays to create the color, which was really fun to play with! This is the first time I used this method to apply color and working in black/white really helped me understand my contrast and balance. At first it seemed complicated and kinda scary, but I'm really glad I pushed through and just learned it. x]

Here are some close ups
Golden Skydance Details by Kamakru

I followed this handy tutorial :3
Tutorial: Adding Color With Gradient Maps by Shinerai


Thanks for looking!





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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Gorgeous picture :)
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TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work!!That's so beautiful:love:
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Kamakru Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Thank you so much! =]
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TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!!:D
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BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, that is so awesome!
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Kamakru Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Thank you! Glad you like =]
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BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I love it! :iconlawooplz:
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SweetlyDarkness Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude you're really really epic kjsfnkddkf
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Kamakru Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Hey thanks! =]
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful everything!
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