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river process by sandara river process by sandara
my process.... i pretty much finished the background before painting in the dragon.

sorry for the sudden jump in the head painting... i pretty much detail it all in one shot.

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auto-noe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us!
NightPoison Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Me:Okay I understand how you did it.Yes,yes...Next panel later.Macaronis in a pony one moment this mass of colour refined into avery beautiful dragon.I know what's going on.ILLUMINATI!But the process is amazing you are very talented in painting Missy or Mister-y?
Quillnote Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yaaay chinese dragon o3o
Wizard529 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
yoooooo this is incredible
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Dang, you make it look so easy! :omg:
Sarracuda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing. Great job.
Frostbite365 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love how you paint the movement of the water! And the details on the Dragons face are amazing!
Mindahasnoclue Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey what software do you use?

Gorun1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how you did the water and as the water falls from the dragon. Could you make a tutorial about the water? Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
mizu032 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i share this?? can i??  ><
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   General Artist
You had me in awe on the second pic
akane-F4S Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
lol i love the first picture. id put that on my wall
wizARTSS Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I like the detail of little kid that wants to touch the dragon :D
BlackPetals97 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
haha your stick figures are awesome in the sketch
NadinePokerface Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really?! That's like: easy - normal - hard - harder - God mode O.o Anyway, this is great!)
LifeBreedsArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your use of the golds and brown is beautiful.
AlonsoAlatriste Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!...i have a lot of trouble with backgrounds!! this is great!
charllyna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
that's amazing
saphirre-flames Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thats a beautiful process of this digital art painting
ILoveArtNowAnd4Ever Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful... 
Luigigurl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that gap from step four to five.........omg i hate it when that happens lol. It's like:

Ok cool, she sketched it out....ok ok.....rough blocking in of dragon....alright....*boom magical stuff happens and it gets amazing in 2 seconds* O_O aaand I'm lost lol
Jasmineteax Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student
kids at the side: MOMMY, IT'S A DRAGON!
keitone Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at the process felt just as magical as the picture itself. I learned a lot from this, thanks for posting it Sandara!
Candelantern Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Your sketch tho
Veyrius Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist
The way you sketched it... I would never have thought that it would end up looking so beautiful. It seems impossible wahaha xD ;A; Your works are so beautiful *envy*
silken Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Would you be able to create a water tutorial? I find I have difficulty understanding how the effect is created when the water is moving or being moved.
hikari-chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The sketch is awesome. I'd love to be able to put together a sketch that amazing! XD

Silliness aside... *_* I lav!
shadowpixie7 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist
macalaniaa Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your tutorials they helped me a lot :)

haha the sketch is just hilarious :D
EskimoBear113 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how in the sketch, your people are just stick figures xD
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I like that Tutorial. I like, that you show more steps than usual. I canīt see how someone paints a picture when he shows two, maybe three steps, especially beacause they are often very similar. Good job!
Glaurich Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
looool, epic!! did you make it with a tablet or on pc?
WolfgoddessEmi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I found it! Haha, yeah it looks awesome by the way!
robotunicornattack07 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
still amazing. i knew what you did. i do the same thing ^~^
Mojo-Smileyface Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I always do my sketches really detailed before I make them digitally, but you have proven you don't need too!!! Such an amazing image! :D
cherchen99 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Stick figures. :dummy:
jordanlynch Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reaction of the kid and his mom is hilarious. He's like, "Hey look!"
cwdigital Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work.
MakotoMitsunari Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
holy shit!!!!!how do you do that!!!! great! it's wonderful!!!
You have an optical pen? or just using mouse? O_O let me black out a while.....
Nepetarocks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hink you did a grand job and love the little stick people. Sorry to ask a question but, I can not tell the diffrence between the last two pannles. Do you mind telling me what the diffrence is?
JustMeMie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
the light is a tad brighter and more shining gold- like xD
Nepetarocks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah!! Thank you!! ^^
Luna-JMS Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
There's a slight difference in lighting so I suppose she adjusted the levels :)
Nepetarocks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh. Thankyou for the answer! ^^
Luna-JMS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem ^^
owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
you make it look so absurdly easy :/...
MikaNatsumi101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
it was really cool, i wish i can go from ugly sketch to beautiful product like that
seolxnguyen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
THE DRAGON IN THE SKETCH IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
zomgitsonyx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I've been on the fence about digital art because it's all very new to me but it seems like everyone who wants to be big in the world Art has to have one and be good with it. Your paintings have really inspired me to go with a purchase of a tablet. :D Now the questions is which one for a begginer?!?! LOL THanks for the inspiration
seolxnguyen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I'm new too...but so far, I use the Bamboo Create tablet by Wacom. it's really good. but I still need to figure out Photoshop and all that
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