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Day of the Dragonqueen by krysdecker Day of the Dragonqueen by krysdecker

You had them ssslay my children!



46h ... A LOT of layers (i believe its more than 50) .. around 10 brushes ....

i didnt use pictures, nor textures, only brushes + a LOT of patience ...

ps. fire is HARD to do, christ ...
ps2. this is my 1st open scenario .. yay =D
ps3. i didnt finish this earlier .... because i didnt have the skillz to do it =p ..

###### edit

wip1 - [link]
wip2 - [link]

just some videos i recorded while doing part of it =)

as usual, ty for comments and dropping by =)


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This is a beautifully rendered Warcraft piece, and exactly how I would have imagined Alexstrasza chasing down a nasty bit of orc. The expression on Rhonin's face is perfect. The angle on the wings seems a little off, but the mountains, sky and fire certainly enhance it more than that small detail. The perspective and energy of the work is beautiful. It's clear the amount of time and effort you've put into capturing the emotion of this scene. I can see her charging down, full of a mother's rage, intent on destroying the little worm who dared assault her children. You have a wonderful grasp on character interaction and reaction. Excellent work as always.
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bbenjoe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Hell has no fury, like a freakin Dragon Queen scorned!
  Have your revenge Alexstrasza!
claperclaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Eat them !!!
( this is fucking awesome !!!!!)
Warcraftfan333 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking awesome!!
SolarLugia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That orc is about to get his ass handed to him. I really love how you emphasizde the dragon's size!
Chaosbayne Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
That is one pissed off mama dragon o.o :iconscaredplz:
strykr-ntt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This is fantastic, I always somehow end up coming back to this to spruce up my mood. Then I found myself wondering, how large your canvas is when you generally start a piece. I'm usually daunted by large open space but the detail work looks so fun and engrossing.
krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its often around 6k wide by the proportion to make a widescreen.

thing is that i work in 2 windows. I leave a 25% zoom window that is the "final resolution" and then i work on another one that's usually at 50-300% depending on what im detailing.

That's why most of my works have a high detail lvl =p. If you check my gallery you'll find some examples of how i setup my screen.
strykr-ntt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
oh neat! I've been plowing through your stuff and I'm loving every bit! The detail work is fully entrancing to look at.
castanova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Artist
NICE! PERFECT LORE TOO!! I am VERY pleased with this work. In alot of ways this feels more like what fan art SHOULD BE!
bronze-kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit... That is awesome!

I quite litterally sat here for a few minutes trying to figure out what to say.

It's just ...omg.

Nice Job
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