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This is my (first? I might make more!) entry to the Skribble Contest! Wow!

This was a very tiring piece of artwork to create since I did so many tiny grass and leaf and rock and mountain strokes all by hand and battled with the colours to get things looking okay every step of the way...! The colours started out a lot more dull, but have made their way to being more saturated and stuff.

I was worried about having mountains in my background since my previous attempts at them haven't been particularly great, but I seem to be getting the hang of painting them now...! It's certainly an improvement over previous attempts, anyway!

I say they're gryphons, but they don't actually have any wings because I didn't want to draw wings.
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surikane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful!! T_T
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Ninja-JOKER Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
it just makes you curious about the mysteries hidden in this masterpiece
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Kanizo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Digital Artist
All the tiny details really bring this drawing together, it looks brilliant! I love the mountains too and all the different colours you have used. I could stare at this for hours, great job! :D
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CarolAddassi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Wow!! Impressive!!
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Kaywenn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture makes me feel warm... I love the little Gryphons, they are so cute...
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horselover146515 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
This is BEYOND beautiful! :wow:
Such an incredible amount of detail, especially in the grass and background, and beautiful use of color really makes the drawing so wonderful!
I can see why this one's on the front page of the entries. I truly hope you make it to the finals. Prob one of my favorites.
:aww:
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Digital Artist
That means a lot to me! Thank you! I'd be so shocked if I won anything, but we shall see. XD
I'm really curious about who the winners will be!
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horselover146515 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
You are very welcome! :aww: And yes, we shall see! hehe, and me too!
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WillowTree3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
WoW! Amazing!!! Good luck! I hope you win :)
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm eager to find out who the winners are and how they used the contest's lines, even if I don't actually win anything. XD
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iLuvMangaAndAnime Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your use of the lines.
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Casselloma Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful! I couldn't do that if I worked on the picture for a month non stop. X3

Good luck in the contest! I think you deserve to place!
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Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Beautiful! ^_^
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Pure-Potential Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Amazing work!
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Ooh, not just beautiful, but beautiful written in bold AND all capitals! Special! XD
Thank yooouuu!
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Pure-Potential Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! You're welcome; it's true! :)
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CatWolfWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What was the scribble?
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
I used the 'skribble' lines provided by the contest as the circle around the lantern hanging from the tree, the side of one of the tree branches, and the start of the river coming down the mountains.
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CatWolfWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! Good luck!
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2hearts4u Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
amazing!!!
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Floeur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm... I'm... I'm speechless!
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HydraTamer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is great! I wish you luck in the contest and hope you win!
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'd probably explode with excitement if I did win anything. XD
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HydraTamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Hyroar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
THIS is fantasy!! :) so glad you didn't choose orcs, elfs, etc. like everyone else! ;) .. Thanks a lot for that! Fantastic picture!
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, I tend to prefer the more animal-like areas of fantasy, so orcs and elves and things aren't really 'my thing', I suppose. XD
Thank you!
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Hyroar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Yes and that's good ;) That's why I like your picture.. it's unique, nothing mainstreamy! :) good work
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PhireBanshee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Wow, so many shades, and minor detail EVERYWHERE! I gotta say this is pretty epic, almost like you're peaking into a scene that you aren't supposed to uncover.
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
That's an interesting way of looking at it! And thank you! All the little details took ages, but were actually sort of fun to add once I got into it. XD
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CascadedCadence Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best entries I've seen so far; excellent job blending the scribbles into the picture.
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
That means a lot to me! Thank you!
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RedThief7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
It's very peaceful. I like it a lot. Kinda reminds me of the old Chinese art but more detailed.

<--- Coming from someone who knows very little about art.
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D4rkLynx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aaaamwwww it's beautiful and I love the WIP shots thank you it helps
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome! I always like seeing WIP images from other artists, so I try to make a habit of doing the same with my own art just in case anyone is curious! : D
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D4rkLynx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hehe with such a beautiful artwork the interest is high XD it's also amazing to see the process
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Novarock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
it looks awsome! :D the line are just visible enough :D
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! Yesss, I was checking and rechecking the rules to make sure I could do things like change the colour of the lines so they could look more natural in the final image without breaking any rules. XD
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Novarock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
great :) I hope you'll be chosen or at least beeing very appreciated! :)
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predatoryprecipita Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
HOW can there only be two comments???? This is amazering!!
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, it's only been an hour and a half since I submitted it, so it will probably get more over time. XD
Thank you though! I had quite a stiff and sore hand after working on so many tiny details!
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predatoryprecipita Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
ohh i believe it! why are you so amazing?? lol i just faved a buch of your work :phew: :giggle:
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Digital Artist
I noticed! XD
I really appreciate it! So THANK YOU AGAIN!
And it comes from years of practise and study, I suppose! I'm always trying to outdo myself with each picture and study from the world around me. Either that, or I found a magical potion that enhances art skills and drank it. But that's my secret not to be shared with anyone.
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predatoryprecipita Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
i think you mightve drank it! lol :3 im striving for the same thing, i really enjoyed seeing youre stuff there is a lot of wanna be dragon artists on here but you are so definitely out of their league, how long have you been doing this? oops and i forgot to watch you :3
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Firequill Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
I've been doing digital art and focusing on improving my skills for about as long as I've been a member of deviantART, so almost 8 years or something like that? (It doesn't feel like it's been that long! That's almost a decade!) Though I'd been drawing just for fun for pretty much all my life before that. XD

And thanks for your kind words and the watch! Hooray!
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predatoryprecipita Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
yeah your welcome :3 ive been drawing all my life too.. but i guess i havnt beeen around all that long either :P haha
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AngleCheese Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
its very detailed and pretty, how did you do this?
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