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Soul Spark by Zephyri Soul Spark by Zephyri
So I've been sitting on uploading this forever. The piece was finished moths ago, but I wasn't 100% happy with it. An hour of tweaks and if I don't upload now, hell, I never bloody will. So here he is, my dragon prince, Kana in all his dancing, sword flashing, dragon-spirit glory.

I've always wanted to do a piece of him that's not so static, and after being uber inspired by the great Mr--Jack and his awesome collection of step by steps (not to mention one his sketches, the colour palette of which I've totally riffed off here), the sketch for this sort of fell out of the stylus, and minor end niggles aside, was fairly smooth sailing.

Done over lunch times mostly, so no idea how long it took - probably somewhere around the 15-20 hours mark. PSCS5.
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:iconunbearableme:
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
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Pournaria Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautifull. I believe the bg color is too strong and bright and it distracts me from the dragon .Sry if thats seems like critisizing but i wish it had a softer bg. It is very beautiful regardless!!
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Dragoniel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Lovely dragon. 
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:icontitan-men:
Titan-Men Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna get that bitch a dragon. Bitches love dragons.
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DeanMarshall Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Wow, this is spectacular !! <3 
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Candygood Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Is that a Chinese Dragon? This work looks like an old story in China.The character is cool.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The dragon's a little bit of a blend between the more sinuous eastern dragons and the beefier western ones :)
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:iconblossom-lullabies:
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Photographer
The movement is just breathtaking and so aerial ! All these curves are so pretty to see. It's a true piece of art :clap:
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scrumpleberry Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
this is so amazing
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DojiArai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your growth as an artist is simply breathtaking! As is the evolution of Kana - I am totally in love with this rendition!

Beautiful, fierce and delicious!
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shoulderfriends Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
This has really great movement!
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:icontwinkletinker:
twinkletinker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   General Artist
It's very beautiful. I really like the palette and the flow of the piece. Awesome!
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:iconasimbonanga:
asimbonanga Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oh, that isn't static at all. Beautiful work!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconamidamaru88:
Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
awesome
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconscarletatlas:
ScarletAtlas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!!!!! beautiful and exciting art!!!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconelusiveosito:
elusiveosito Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
i like the way the dragon flows in the picture
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlawsdraws:
lawsdraws Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good grief, this is epic! Colours, comp and detail... Perfect!

If this is the Oatley Academy standard, I'm going to be too wimpy to join up!

(Hello fellow Brit! :D )
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, don't let my stuff put you off (think of it as a final goal?) if it helps, I started off with pretty terrible work ([link]) - check out the pencil work on the top row. Granted, a lot of years between then and now, but it's possible for anyone to get here!
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lawsdraws Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh bless you! I guess we always doubt ourselves by comparison... Well I won't get better by moaning about it will I!

Xx
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PurelySadistic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
*dies from this picture's amazing detail, atmosphere and magnificence*

Seriously. I really love the general smoothness of the painting. I also love the guy's (is he a demon?) pants, how its colour stands out from the dragon/background. And yes, the dragon. The dragon is my favourite part of this painting. It's just...perfect. <3 Great work!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The guy is a guy :) he's just wearing a headress with horns
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:iconhettar7:
Hettar7 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
and here is a bigger version than on the blog. woo hoo. Much loves for this and for you dear.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for both comments m'dear! Thought you might like this one :D
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is absolutely fantastic and beautiful and wonderful!!!!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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victoralexbr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artist
great art
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AngelicPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my freaking god... I don't have words to tell you how amazing awesome I find this fantastic piece of art.
I would wallpaper my room with this if I could, but instead I have to settle for wallpapering the inside of my head.
:jawdrop:
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:iconjdantoine:
JDAntoine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool!
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely (:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
a very dynamic piece Sam... beautifully done! :ahoy:
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:iconiris-artuts:
Iris-ArTuts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh my, that is absolutely stunning! :love: Love it! :heart:
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eosvector Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning.
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Rogue7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
wow, awesome
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:iconhanasu:
Hanasu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love it a lot.
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:iconshaolabee:
ShaolaBee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully done! :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthefifthelephant:
TheFifthElephant Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing work, congratulations!
All the best! :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artist
You're welcome, my friend! :)
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:iconnexu22:
nexu22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I really like that dragon's head... it looks so menacing
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Funny, I actually tried to redraw it so many times as I didn't like the head, but I couldn't come up with anything better! So glad there's someone who appreciates it!
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nexu22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: the red is incredible !
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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