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Dragon Tutorial by sanguisGelidus Dragon Tutorial by sanguisGelidus
Well... this took me like the whole day... I came from school, got the idea for a tutorial and worked till 9pm! I hope you like it and can learn something ^^

If you draw something based on this tutorial, feel free to post the link here, I want to see what you have done!!! :D

I also decided to make a little, well, lets call it... "lottery" :P On the 7th of May I will chose one of the people who added this to their faves and he gets a free virtual request- "coupon". So he tells me his idea for a dragon (like hat one in the tutorial) and I will draw it for free. Maybe I will also pick two people, lets see! :D

Comments and favs are, as always, highly appreciated! Please tell me what you think!

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Maybe there are more tutorials to follow! :)
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:iconwaterystar:
waterystar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tips. Always forget about lowering the opacity when doing a rough sketch.
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DarkEclipseWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
darkeclipsewolf.deviantart.com… I'm sorry -w-' Here's the dragon drawing.
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DarkEclipseWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know it's late but here's my drawing of a dragon BEFORE the tutorial:
darkeclipsewolf.deviantart.com…
The only way I knew how to make a dragon was draw a "S" shaped line, and the rest was much more difficult.. I hope you like it. ^^
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zwartekraai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
thanks for uploading this I recently bought a tablet but I having some trouble figuring out the program yet.
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:iconfamalchow:
famalchow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the link: [link] !
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:iconfamalchow:
famalchow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome man, your tutorials are great! You can check out what I did using this tutorial!
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:iconcynysi:
Cynysi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
VERY good tutorial! :iconclapplz: I will do it for sure!
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:iconmitsuki2910:
mitsuki2910 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're amazing ! :'D
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xX-Starduster-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, this IS helpful! Really love it, thanks for showing!
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:iconm-g-studio:
M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Omg, this is so good!
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:iconamabyllis:
Amabyllis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful and well described! Thank you for sharing! :)
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:iconzoltesz:
Zoltesz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hmm...I find it helpful, not just for digital drawing but for traditional drawing aswell. Thanks for sharing
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:iconmalinidk:
Malinidk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for putting this together, my understanding for both dragons and how to color better have just gone up a level. Cheers!
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:iconjahpan:
Jahpan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ah this is awesome. i love the lineart part to make multiply neat idea.
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:iconpebblepenguin:
PebblePenguin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome thanks for this :)
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Nutriablue Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
waooo.. im going to try it!
thanks! :D
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72-Hours-Remain Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hey man i gotta know, do you use and actual airbrush pen or some kind of downloaded brush, because your shading and highlights blend so well while mine dont blend at all
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Kazimerus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really helpful :D

When you said that the only brush you use is the hard round airbrush, what settings do you use? for example, the pen pressure and scattering. i can never make a brush that gives the same effect yours does :(
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Runningshadow89 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
what program do you use?
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:iconorganization13-rox:
organization13-rox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
im pretty sure he uses photoshop
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CarlaTovar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a great tutorial (: thanks for posting! I wonder if you could suggest me what kind of references could be helpful to improve at drawing dragons :D? As they're not a 'real' creature it's kinda difficult to think which animal to study or how to gather all the references D: Thank you! (:
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IrishDarkFire Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love you so much right now for making this tutorial thank you thank you thank you ! sOOOOO helpful *hugs you then runs away to draw*
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FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Your art is awesome!
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Team-RazorBlade Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yOU ARE SO AWESOME AND I LUV YOU FOR DOING THIS~!!<33:love:
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anacmf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
what is that brush you used? i almost searched everywhere but i just cant find it..
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firedragon12345 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what program do you use.
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:iconszelenbaum:
Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
no smudging because?...
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:icontiasakura:
TiaSakura Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful and easy to understand! i'll try it out and let you know how it goes :)
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tirbute-anny Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wundertolles Tutorial, dankeschöön (:
ich werds zwar nich so toll hinkriegen, aber
man kanns ja mal probieren (:
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redmanna Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
thank you
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KedaWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Hm, what program do you use? All I have is Paint and it's crap.
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sanguisGelidus Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Photoshop CS4! :)
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the awesome tutorial. :)
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Flaton Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I have a question about the brushes you use, what is the Opacity and Flow when you work on your sketch / shadow? Both 100%?
Much appreciated.
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Digital Artist
About the brushes... I couldn't get it the first time either but I did the following and got his brush... Choose the "round hard opacity brush" from your basic brushes than do the following. Select "Shape dynamics", "transfer", "airbrush" and "smoothing".

In the "shape dynamics" menu make sure everything is at 0% and that the size jitter is set to pen pressure.

For "transfer" menu make sure that opacity jitter is set to pen pressure and everything is set at 0%.

And there you go. You have his brush. :D
Hope this helps. :)
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:iconflaton:
Flaton Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Awesome! I will try it out.

Appreciated.
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COla013 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
thank you a lot : D! i have to try it out
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Sipper-Paws Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Looks graet! Can't wait to use it
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:iconkattalana:
Kattalana Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will definitely try this one tomorrow :eager:
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maxlover Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
YOu got Tank full of talent!!!
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JaneLou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks alot :D
love your works :D
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TyranAqua Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Artist
that really help allot there
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Ilovehorses111 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE! *CLAP*
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Stonemirth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thanks I love dragons and I found it be helpful. I use gimp for windows. Which program do you use to make your pictures?
:+fav:
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Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He uses photoshop, if you look down and see the category it tells "Drawing and Painting/Photoshop." I hope can help you ^^
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Hypsas Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you for this tutorial - I hope I'll be able to paint something like that ; )
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MsDaemon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Wow this is a great tutorial! I just have this one (ok, more than one xD) question.
Underneath 'How to Smooth Colors', well it looks fantastic :D :squee: but I don't yet understand how you got it like that. Do you enlarge the flow of the brush (I hope I translated that well)? And of what use is the Color Picker?

Anyway I hope you have time to answer my questions!

:+fav: :woohoo:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Digital Artist
About the smoothing of the colors. I think he means this: [link]

:iconone-vox: is brilliant at explaining it. :)
You can see more of his here [link]
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Panda-Dog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.
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mediawolf14 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
This is amazing! I will definitely be using those color tips in the future. One question though, I've always wondered about how you get the brush to that glide setting? I tried to read the settings on the tutorial but they were too small.
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