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December 10, 2008
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Lakkenaa and Snowball by Dianae Lakkenaa and Snowball by Dianae

:star:Previous version here : [link]

Finally done ! :boogie:

:star:I did this illustration for the december part of the DrowInside Calendar by :iconkanuka76:
Check it out, it's awesome !
:star: HURRY UP AND NOTE *Kanuka76 IF YOU WANT IT !!! :star:

:star:You can see a preview here !

:star:Closeups (size : 55%):star: UPDATED.

:star:WIP steps:star:

:star:Lineart made after this painting :star:

Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos 3A4
No reference as usual
Original size : 3450px * 10630px, 300 dpi
I'd say about 18hours ? I don't know though. I'm having big eye troubles at the moment and I can't work as I'd love to since I can't stare at my computer for a very long time :(

I found them names ! The girl is called "Lakkenäa" and her dragon pet is called "Snowball". I don't know what Lakkenäa means, I did a Google search and it doesn't exist, but I liked it.
And no, she's not cold, there's some fire behind her and let's pretend she's using magic to feel warm.
She's listening to Snowball telling her where she can adopt an other dragon (and a specific one by the way : he fell in love with a pretty pretty she-dragon and wants her to be his girlfriend ! )

I hope you'll like it ! I know it's still a bit sketchy, but I was already late to give it to *Kanuka76 since the official deadline was over ^^;
I may refine it someday when I have free time though. For now I'll just keep on working on contest commissions (almost done ^^; ), other commissions, school work and music !
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Nishaja Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   General Artist
What can I say...Im really your fan :) Im in love with your paintings and I love this one with its many contrasts (black/white/cold/warm). The red claws of the tiny dragon are a wonderful detail ;) Your work is so amazing and inspiring!
he-be-me Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know I downloaded the lineart for this without prior knowledge of this and started coloring it but after seeing this, I feel like I fell of a cliff and now I'm trying to climb back up with no gear
Bunny-chan55 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
She is so beautiful!!I love her white eyelashes!!
mishtee-shim Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
so lovely! are there any tutorials you recommend that you've used in the past to help you get this good?
Ahmed-M-Sabry Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Oh, This is my favorite. Though I am sure every item in this painting is from another world, I feel that I can see them around me in day life.

All you work is beautiful. Thanks for such mood changers :)
tempestsreign Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Amazing piece, and amazing work throughout your gallery!
Naruto1piece Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here is my Lakkenaa colored versions [link]
Chakalaka300 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice picture. Thus introduce I to me a Drow. Well grievedly! really wonderfully ^^
Dianae Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you for your kind words !
Musashi-son Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's wonderful!
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