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Digital art_2019. Mountain Dragon

Hi friends!

You know I like to drawing a different mystical creatures. It's very fascinatingly to create unique owner worlds on a paper or with digital pen

Usually, if I draw to art contest I make some sketches and then choose one of them as best.

This dragon was one of sketches to Winter theme contest 

Ready artwork


I imagined a big dragon sitting on top of the highest rock even above the sun, and many snow-capped mountains around...


Color palette.
I wanted to draw in concrete color gamma, in cold shades, an example.
Yes, it's Photoshop CC 2018, if it interested to anyone...

Color Palette

Base colors of background.

I use an usual hard brush with reduce opacity and flow 

Step 1_Background

Choose a base colors of dragon & rock on foreground.

They must stand out against the cold landscape.

Step 2_Foreground

Switch off the visibility of the sketch layer and determine the direction of lighting - from the Sun above far mountains

Step 3_Light

Work with details - light, shadows, clouds, mountain textures

I've a set of my own made brushes with texture which I use them in this artwork

Step 4_Details

Winter mountain sun and chains of forests on a mountain slopes

Step 5_Sun and Stones of Rock

On this step I decide I don't like very poor color palette and add a adjustment layer Color Lockup

And sketch a scales and thorns of the dragon

Step 6_Color Correction

Detailing the dragon

Completely fantasy character, I don't even know if there are such))))

Step 7_Dragon close-up

This is how everything looks in the big picture.

Step 8_View

Finally I add some dramatic shades with Curve layer.

And more mist on back mountains to highlight foreground.

It's what I got!

Ready artwork

I hope you like Dragons too))

Have a nice and creative day!


Cross-post from Hive and Whaleshares

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Digital-painter, photigrapher, retoucher and owner 13th cats from Russia

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