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Birthday gift to Skratchcat by Spartan-029 Birthday gift to Skratchcat by Spartan-029
OMG! I know how Maria felt making my gift last year but I've never taken this much attention to grass in a digital pic before. I can't believe I nearly drew every single blade. Anyways, I wanted to depict how much I really like Maria as a friend and how much she brightens up my day every time we talk. One again I apologize for taking so long but I was dreading the grass like no other. But as always, you're worth it. I hope you like it Maria.

BTW, it's a BIG pic, so feel free to make posters!
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:iconcowhorse7:
Cowhorse7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome pic! :) Totally love it!!!

Btw Crona looks like she's missing a wing...
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
certo too.

and thank you, i can see that. lol. makes a good icon. i should do a new one of them.
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XxInfernusxX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
dude this is awesome, makes my drawings look like crapXD
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Cowhorse7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
hehe
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Spyromaster64 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... seriously, this is bloody brilliant.
Hey, you seem to be a veteran when comes to digitally doing stuff to pictures.
So please,
HOW THE HECK DO I GET MY STUFF LOOKING LIKE THIS?!
Sketches, no problem, but how, god, oh god, HOW do I do the fancy high-tech colouring thingy?!
Is there some kind of awesome, miracle computer program that SOMEHOW colours like this? Because it doesn't look like paint.
But all frenzied questions aside, this is seriously good. Crona seems happy. XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
i wont lie, it's trickier to digitally paint. You have to think of what colors make what and you can't mix the paints until you get what you like. the plus side to that is that you can always go back and redo it digitally if you mess up. i personally think that it depends on the learning curve of the artist... its all about asking around to see what others do and then seeing what works best for you...
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Spyromaster64 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, to be honest, I can't paint by hand. At all. Or any kind of colouring, really.
I recently got Halo: Reach for my new Xbox 360 and I tried to copy the box art by hand, just for drawing practice. It looked awful, and the colouring did not look neat at all, even though I tried my best.
So, if you don't mind me asking, what program would I have to scour the net for to achieve ultimate colour and sketch-enhancing tools for?
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student
Nice art man, it really is a great piece of art.
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:iconkir-de-labeo:
Kir-de-Labeo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Goldcoast456 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
wow this is breathtaking.nice job!
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miloredboy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
OMG :iconwowplz: you are amazing at drawing dragons and bgs!
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
thank you =D
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:iconmiloredboy:
miloredboy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
No prob :D
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spysappinmahsentry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This is amazing. I don't know how to describe how awesome this is. :+fav:
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Mystic-Flame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
WOW :wow: Its so lovely and very nicely done! :love: You are so talented with digital art =P

But a very well done art! :)
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
thank you =)
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Mystic-Flame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
No problem =p
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lil-wolf-girl100 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
OMG SOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY!
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:iconspartan-029:
Spartan-029 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
isn't she? *stares at Crona* lol

Thank you =)
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lil-wolf-girl100 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
lol

np :3
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andylovesdrawing2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I THOUGHT YOU said you were a horrible drawer lol this is amazing!!
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:iconspartan-029:
Spartan-029 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
when did I say that?
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andylovesdrawing2 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
you sent me a link to your da on kongregate and you said you were a horrible drawer!
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
and have I told you that modesty is one of my more redeeming traits? *tremor moment! lol
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xSPYROTHEDRAGONx Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, you've surprised me again, this is tottally breathtaking :noes:
you did an really amazing job, I just always wonder how you make your pictures so big, my computer always slows down then :XD:
however, very, very, very, very nice artwork, love it! :)
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yukisentai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Holy crap! Great job!
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
thank you. =)
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yukisentai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
:) You're welcome!
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raven-2007 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Arghfkdslj, stupid enter key. :XD:

Also wanted to say how I like that the background is blurred, because background helps fill in the picture, but blurriness it helps to put the focus back on the two characters which are the sharp objects in this picture, and doesn't make the picture as a whole look cluttered.
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raven-2007 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Haha, did you count the grassblades as you drew them? :XD: So many! I'm glad you took the effort to draw the grass yourself rather than using a brush, though, as it look more natural and flowing... I mean, how it sort of pushes over in waves as wind passes over it. ^^
Dragons look great! The wing membrane looks like a bit of work has been put into it. Those two look like they both revel in each other's presence. :D
Maria sounds like a pretty special person. It's not common to find someone who can uplift you like that. :)
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Dragonknight575 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, awsome! :clap:
I like the background. :3
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Max-the-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Heheh A poster isn't a bad Idea.
I might get another one made up :)
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
yeah. you should =D
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:iconmax-the-dragon:
Max-the-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
haha you always were a wise ass Jess.
I'll get right on it .lol ;)
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
i'd rather be a wise as than a dumbass
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:iconmax-the-dragon:
Max-the-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Point proven. lol
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Nianque Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
And I thought there was a limit to how detailed you could draw something... That's just... Wow? Amazing detail!
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:iconspartan-029:
Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
thank you. I try not to limit myself but I also try not to go too overboard.
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radiantsilverfire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
this is amazing! really great job with the lighting and the poses.
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
ty =D
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Deviousfletch09 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
when i die, i hope these are the things i see in heaven. spectacular job on this dude im really impressed, the grass looks 3 dimensional in a way and if there were any way of making it sharper it would almost look photorealistic
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
awww thank you. =D
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Xinom-the-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
WOW this is so unbelievable,the background and shading what shall I say.
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Aponder Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Awwww its so beautiful and pretty and calming :)

Also pretty funny as well beause it looks to me as though Certo's whispered something to Crona thats startled her.

O_o i just realised 3 pairs of horns on my OC Rarenth are in rather similar positions to Certos :XD:
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Croclover95 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
If that's the case then I've got a pretty good idea of what he whispered :D
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018482 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Hello there,

WOW! SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT! It's been a long time since I last saw something as beautiful as this Jess. I will respond soon when there is more work to be critiqued. This literally wants to make me cry for the picture.


From your pal,

Enigma
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aacrell Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
aww i love this! they look sooo cute and the grass is amazing. you can practicly see the breeze blowing. O_O i love it!! wish i had the patence for that XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
hehe. i barely did myself, but Maria's worth it. lol. Just wait until you get to college level art.
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aacrell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
what do you mean?
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:iconspartan-029:
Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
the work load is really tough. lots of hours get put into the littlest things and you kick your own ass over it day in and day out.
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