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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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Dianae Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you! :D
Dendory Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   Digital Artist
She looks amazing! What I love most is the details such as her arm and legs actually being squeezed a bit by the armband and legbands.
Dianae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Thank you very much ! :)
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Aw I never noticed the tiny dragon there before. She could be covered in a layer of fur to stay warm. One thing I like about your style is that you don't skimp on womanly curves.
Dianae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Well, women are women so it's normal that they have curves, I only try to draw them in a "realistic" way even if they are fantasy characters :)
Thanks a lot !
MorticiaAdams Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Absolutely adorable :clap:
izuniaaafoto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: awesome!!!!! Why I'm not so talented :P

Grate job I love the colors, hair beautiful!!! and the light so brilliant!!!
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
aww thank you ^^
EviL-FiFi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
I've looked into your gallery and I'm still in serious truly are an amazing artist! Seeing your work shows how unbelievably much you can do with PS, just wow! By the way, I loved your tutorials! Can't wait to see more from you ^^
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Aww thank you very much !
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Your own colouring was my favourite. I love it. :]
zimil Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gwendolynn-W Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
j'ai regardé ton blog et j'ai vu l'évolution de ce dessin, C'est vraiment excellent
Ameryn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   General Artist
Hi :)

You're so extremely talented! It really beats me how you can do this without any reference whatsoever! I wish I could understand! :(
Nyraby Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
cryingangelnica Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol that is the girliest dragon i have ever seen lol I love it!
lilokaew Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
your own version is co cool LOVE it alot
star784-nova Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg.It's awsome Like your other digital arts :)I reaLLy reaLLY Love the way you make these.:heart:
Vasthor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
absolutely graceful.
DiMaio Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
gorgeous work! i love the pattern in the fabric. this is too beautiful!
anjyil Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! The contrast of characters is great--if I remember from long ago, Drow (dark elves, right?) weren't always seen in a positive light and white dragons were supposed to be really good ones or something. Though I am sure that stereotype was broken long ago, way to break it again! :)
sanjayorange Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Excellent ! :love:
KathrynBjornstad Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are very interesting. It definitely caught my eye.
dragonmajik Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Wow... just wow :wow:
quev Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous she looks like a character I was working on awhile back.
nkiru Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Very beautiful! I love the details and the colour combinations, especially the warm light on her dark skin; great balance. :)
I-Bleed-Speed Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009   Photographer
wanlorn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Elle est exceptionnelle.
MottInThePot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thats soo pretty *fave* just.. pretty <333
kthnxbai00 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
wow..the hair:O
MademoisellePomme Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Gorgeous! You are really good.
McRhi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
breath taken
zJoriz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Simply amazing paintwork! She's a likable character, besides her obvious beauty and detailed hair and clothes. Same goes for the dragon...
LeilansDream Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Just awesome! :worship: :lol: Very beautiful snow/drowish piece!!! :love: Love it! The movement and lighting are especially well done! :)
DSil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Stunning rendering. I like that red glow from beneath.
MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sketchy? You think this is sketchy? Wow, the standards of a master, haha.

I had a dork moment as soon as I saw this drow. That's so awesome. ^^ The name is really cool.
Simbelmyne-hills Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Wooow! Stunning work as usual! :D

*Happy new year!! :D *
Haisoj-Swerdna Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
i :heart: this. I love the thought of the dragon trying to get his girlfriend. lol
Kuthinks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
The warm lighting and the cold snow compliment eachother nicely... :D As does the dark skin and white attire combo. :thumbsup:
Those bracelets are nifty too.
Lovely peice!
hlynnt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Wow, Your work is so beautiful! Love it!
MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:faint: Amazing as always! :faint:
darkheaven0012 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Woooow :wow: :wow: :wow:

I like the dragon, the incredible hair, the cloth details.... you're amazing..... I know that you should be tired of hear that, but that's the only way to describe you...... you are insanely amazing.......

It's surprising how you are getting better and better

But please....,take care your eyes, the world can't lose an artist and a talent like yours
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Amazing! I love the lighting and the pose. :love:
Aconite-Melt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
This piece is beautiful! Love the Dark Elf, love the tiny dragon!
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Thanks ! :)
FatherStone Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Totally amazing. I love the pose, the colours, the image balance. Very beautiful!
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Thank you :)
FatherStone Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
My pleasure! :)
felixdasilva Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Esta muy bonito siempre me sorprendes :D
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Muchas gracias :hug:
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