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Golden Nest by Deyran Golden Nest by Deyran
Hi there! Surprisingly, I haven't died yet, I was just hella busy the past few months. I'll try to catch up with everything asap.
In the meantime, enjoy Goldie =D . Not much, I know, but the only remotely 'artsy' thing I was able to fabricate in what feels like eons, so I wanted to share what little I have with the online world.
Well, the idea behind this is the following: Any dragon likes to sleep on a pile of riches for some reason. So a drake, being an, um, 'lesser' dragonkin should also have this treat, at least partially. And I just randomly felt like drawing a little drake holding a golden necklace-thingy.
Either way, enjoy!
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JeiDoll Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
The glowing is just amazingly drawn so shiny... :iconblingblingplz:
Deyran Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thanks! Yeah, just the effect I wanted to schieve, I like me some shininess sometimes =D
BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deyran this is gorgeous! I love the semi-monochromatic color tone with the golds; you kept it visually varied and interesting with the amazing job you did with the lighting. And some of the details are just so striking - the chain, the right paw - the longer I look at it, the more there is to see. You obviously spent a huge amount of time and effort on this, and it really shines through.

Wonderful, wonderful work! ^_^
Deyran Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Wow, great thanks, I'm glad you liked it! Yeah, making this was a lot of fun and I wanted to add even more details, but I'm not that good yet, so I was afraid of 'killing' the whole thing.
Again, Thanks a looot! :hug:
jijikero Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY FRIJOLES! This is awesome! :love:
Deyran Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :hug:
jijikero Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its awesome! I love all the gold! Must be the Leo in me talking! XD
SuicidePie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Holy muffins. Gold is such a hard color to paint well, you made it look so warm and so real :U

I also like the detail on the chain, it really makes the little jewel pop. <3
Deyran Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!
Yeah, gold isn't easy to paint, it's got so many more hues and shades than ordinary yellow! But I took my time with this and really it was a relaxing excercise and I'm quite pleased with the result! I should get back to drawing, it brightens the day!
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww wow it's beautiful! The colours are so warm and really do pop, and I love how you did the lighting centered around the "treat", you did such an amazing job with it. And that face is just too cute, he looks pretty content in his nest...I wonder what dragon he stole that from :D
Deyran Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yeah, drawing this was really a fun experience! I could really imagine the warth and coziness of the little nest and the happiness of the little drake! It brightened my day and I wanted to share!
Heh, better nto even think about that... Dragons get awfully envious and possessive when it comes to their treasures *hoards them greedily*. Poor Goldie'd get burned to a crisp!
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It came out brilliantly and the warmth really does have so much depth to it, I love the way you drew the scales along his spine and the way they foreshorten on his head as his body turns to us, that was really really well done. And the twigs look real :D He must be very happy with his lovely find, who wouldn't be! And I'm sure the dragon won't notice one missing necklace :D unless he's a miser and sits there counting his horde :giggle: Poor wee Goldie! I imagine him holed up in his little den squeaking in terror with the dragon trying to dig him out, awwwww nooo leave him alone you big brute!
Deyran Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:heart: :hug:
Wow, that''d be really bad for poor lil' Goldie! *whimpers*
What about your dragons? Aunty M and Bicky, if I remember correctly. Are they the greedy, treasure-hoarding type, or not?
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be, aww the poor little thing! He needs to be saved!
No no they don't collect treasure. The only treasure around is kept in Dark Flame Peak, ancestral home to dragons, there they can lay around on it all they like :D but normally my dragons don't bother with treasure...what would they spend it on?
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