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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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ookamidouketsu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I would love to see more Drow art done in this style. The ears have room for improvement but everything else about tis is quite ground breaking.
mhoward48 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
One of the most beautiful dark elves I have seen.
Rachopin77 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
The lighting is amazing!
ladyarah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
Neranella Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
:faint: Too beautiful !
theautumnwinds Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how long did it take to acquire your skills? its amazing!
SpookNic Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Karasu1994 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
This is really amazing. :: )
imsouless Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
DramiraSK Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Wow, I love it! She's amazing!
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!
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
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