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Gwyddeon by Kat-Nicholson Gwyddeon by Kat-Nicholson
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Another commission for the lovely Torsten, this time of his "Exalted-Style" character, Gwyddeon, and his black sabre-toothed tiger, Kahn. Looks like the lil' guy's powering up here, I'm guessing he's just about ready to kick some serious booty!! :D

This might have taken a while, but it was a lot of fun to work on, an a good challenge actually... I almost wish I could make a living off doing just commissions like this.. every one is like another mini-adventure, and I'm pleased with how this turned out. :)

All done digitally, in photoshop and flash, in a number of days (I've lost count!) spread accross a fair few weeks. :)
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Yusecki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
This picture reminds me of a story I had when I was a kid. I used to pretend that I had an inner dragon and that I could feel it looking after me when I was being picked on. I was a sad kid :P
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
that's awesome... that's not sad.. that's how kids cope with stuff! :) plus, it would be awesome :D
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Dragonianfire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
OMG WOW AGAIN!!!

You're amazing! :D

Ok after this you're definately getting a watch, just don't let me down, i know you won't :icongrin--plz:
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
LOL oh ok then! I was planning on giving up and just posting deviations drawn with my left hand and coloured with wax crayon for the rest of my days... but since you asked so nicely I'll keep trying my best just for you ;) :)

I'm glad you like my pretties, thanks for the lovely comments, it's really appreciated :) :hug:
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Dragonianfire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Hahaha, that's good, i saved the art XD jkz!

You're very welcome, and i'm glad you actaully give good replies too :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey, good comments warrant them!! It seems don't get many thoughtful comments these days... plenty "cool"s and "nice work!"s ...but alas I guess a lot of people are just too busy these days, and most just fav and run! LOL .... still, I'm not complaining.. I'm probably just as bad as they are, truth be told ;)
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Dragonianfire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Hahaha, well i try to make an effort to leave good comments, and i try not to bullshit either, if i think you could have done something better i'll let you know ;) And just hope people don't get annoyed for speaking my mind.

I don't think i'll be doing it much on your stuff though! :iconimhappyplz:
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Lol! That's what I like to hear! An' don't worry about other people... - DA could do with a little more "constructive criticism" and lessons in how to take it as far as I'm concerned ;)
I've just added you to my watch list, cos you seem cool. :) - I won't always comment on your stuff (cos I watch over 400 people!) but if there's every a piece or part of a picture I can help you out with give me a shout and I'll take a look and do the same for you. - so long as it's not too often, of course! ;) :)
I also have a huge selection of great books that have helped me learn to draw, so if you ever need tips on what titles to look out for to help with certain things give me a shout and I'll gladly recommend some to you. :)
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Dragonianfire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Oh sweet! thankyou :D

And yeah, 400 people is quite a lot XD how the heck do you get through your devwatch!? XD

When i draw, i hate using construction lines, i'm sure most of those books tell you to do so.

What i need the most help with at the moment, is drawing fire, i've been trying today and it sucks so much T_T

Anyway, thankyou again :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
well I don't look at everything, obviously... plus there are groups of people who're only on there for reference purposes (like a lot of photographers) that I'll go and look at when I want to see something, instead of looking at every picture that comes in... but I AM on DA far more than I should be! ;)

Most drawing books will recommend using construction lines yes, since they're some of the most fundamental building blocks of drawing and really very useful if you can find a method of deconstruction that suits your art style (there is more than one, after all!) One of the best and most insightful artbooks I've read though doesn't mention them - Betty Edwards wrote a book called "Drawing on the Right side of the brain" which is probably the singular most useful book I could recommend to any artist, it teaches how to access the shape-recognition part of the brain and quieten the mind-chatter which causes us to make mistakes, it's not quite a simple-step-by-step but it's still reasonably easy to follow and has exercises to do throughout.. invaluable for anyone looking to gain a new insight into their artistic practice. :) more info and examples of students work on the website; [link]

Re: drawing fire... hmm.. not sure I can be a huge help there! It's not an easy one and I have no immediate tips in mind other than look at pictures (photos) of fire, and how other artists draw it too. It's all about getting motion and energetic shapes into your lines, for example check out greatLP's gallery for some awesome cartoon-style fire-drawings, he gets great energy and movement into his art; [link]
the only fire I've drawn and been happy with is this piece; [link] ...cos normally fire would be something I just paint digitally.. I find it easier to capture with colour than it is with line. :)

Good luck!
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Dredoll Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That pic just ROCK! I guess I got no more to say. Wait, I need to see it once more :P

.. (Scroll, scroll).. O.O

Yeah, it's really good!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
hehhee.. I'm glad you like it :) thanks for the comments :)
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Dredoll Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
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juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student General Artist
awesome!! i really liek the feline
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
raaoowwlllll! thank you! :D thanks for the fav! :hug:
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juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student General Artist
your very welcome ^_^

and rofl the whole "RAAAOOOWWWLLL" with your icon took me by impact! XD
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
:evillaugh: muahahahaa!! it's all part of the evil feline plan! ;) :D
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juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student General Artist
XD
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome lighting effects and poses :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
awh, thanks, monkey-bum-face :D :hug:
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:stab: Stabby stabby...stabby stabby!!!

I've been screaming that at people a lot this week...no idea why.
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
right.. uppin' your meds as of now! :D
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
gurgle.....
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Awesome colours and effects. The lighting from the phoenix looks wicked.
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
cheers, dude. :)
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TomAraya1981 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow :wow:
wondeful :clap:
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
:salute: thank you!
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TomAraya1981 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are very welcome :aww:
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I just really love the colours in this pic, and the background. I have a feeling my sister would like this one what with the starry sky and all :)
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
^-^ I'm glad you like it han-chan! :) it was good fun to work on and I'm still pretty pleased with how it came out :) I also learnt a lot from it.. would like to do more like this :)
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
You should! you do it really nice :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
I would if more people wanted to pay for them ;)
this took days... there's no way I can justify spending that amount of time on a pic for nothing :/
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Filmographer
that's a good point o0o it's just not fesible
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
nope, sadly not. -_-
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PawFeather Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Did I mention how awesome you are at coloring? ;)
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
hehe.. you may have mentioned it before, but it never hurts to hear it again! ;) Thanks, mate. :)
Cheers for the fav! :)
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CatzCC Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Tad late, but what the heck. Zos and I talked about this just last night.
He pointed me in the direction of it and I seriously "Wow'd"
The combination of all 3 figures just blows me away.
Awesome work :D!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you! - I'm surprised you didn't see it earlier... Zos has been showing this one off pretty eagerly I believe! lol
I'm glad you like it :)
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:icon93-zif:
93-zif Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
:wow: that's so cool!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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93-zif Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
your welcome!
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emilia-tokes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
you did a fantastic !!! job :heart:
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you kindly :)
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RozziBunny Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! this is beyooooooooooooooteeefull!!!!! i wuv this with my whole face!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
good! just don't lick the fire... it burns! ;)
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RozziBunny Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
*rubs angry-red tongue* u cudda thold me thooner!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
awwh.. :kiss: I kiss it better! :innocent:
thanks for the fav babe :D
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RozziBunny Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
lol!! aww all bettah now! :D
and ur welcome pretty lady! x
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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zincks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
ooooo a solar, dawn cast i belive
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