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Dance of the falling star!
This is the story of a little dragon who's father became 'dragon play' by a group of woods' elves. In this story, as described in some dragon's tales, the mother, after having laid her eggs, has delegated the task of watching over the little one to the male. He was to protect the egg until hatching, and remain with the young cub until he reaches the age of maturity. Unfortunately, naughty elves wanted to have their little fun, thinking it's a really funny thing to scare the dragon out of his breath. However, none can deceive the maternal instinct of a mother. As she storms out to the nest, the father, aware that he has been wronged, can only stare at the little guy who's moking him, frozen. Man he's in trouble!!!!!
Meanwhile, the little guy is hatching sooner than planned by the elves...
Shape of the tail and rocks : give an accent to the 'storm' representing a rough sea before the storm; not to forget that water represents the maternal womb.
Horns : in the shape of V, it symbolicaly represents the sacred feminine; white is for purity. In other words, the father carries the responsability of the female womb (or baby) as a leader (head) and protector.
Purple color : represents the maternal instinct; also the mental state, worries (in this painting).
The shape of the trees (background) : as if the female's worries, in rage, was a tremendous force, the trees move as if that force was mischapping them, pushing them aside.
Shiny shell (eggs in the nest) : it's not because the egg looks like the dragon that it automatically belongs to the dragon. The true treasure lies inside, and that dragon's mistake will cost him big!
Shiny blue dragon : the guardian, the leading star; blue reprensenting water again, but as its strength.
Purple baby : the fruit of all worries; the newborn star; the true treasure. Hidden under the very nose of his guardian!!!
Message from the painting
Whenever fate lauphs at the face of the guardian child, no matter how far from the maternal nest that child will be, the mother will always be with him, as he is a part of her.
This painting was all made in Photoshop. The only tools that were used were brushes (hard, soft and sparkles for the rocks), the blur tool and the moving tool. No copy-paste nor cut from other images. All made up from pure imagination!
Good luck all!!!
My portfolio : http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=163517
Here is my final image guys! This is the One who created the clouds, and much more. He's a busy guy. His paints are the actual elements He is painting, and as His brush guides the skies, it has a raking light that we can only imagine!
All of the submissions look fantastic. Great job everyone!
Yeah it wasn't about winning or loosing for me either...
It was more of a respect thing...
I know this isn't the actual polls, but these forums are known to be filled with very respectful and supportive people...
and when I saw pieces that I really think are exceptional being ranked really low, I just saw it as something petty and felt a little sick to my stomach...lol
Thanks again for being an inspiration...I'm still studying your entry...lol
Baron really said it best when he said that you have to look at these things as a bit of fun, and you really have to or you'll go nuckin futs.
Tommy, thanks for being in my corner and being so supportive, I appreciate it!
Im not too worried about winning or losing simply because I didnt enter to do either, it was simply a case of good timing: I had a few days off inbetween gigs and I fell in love with the topic.
The only time I got kinda miffed is when I posted my work in this thread not long after it went up and literally before I could be auto returned to the page after posting someone had rated my work as a 2, and there were only a few people on at the time.
I was just kind of like "huh?..this kind of petty shit at CA?" I was definately caught off guard and didnt expect that.
It boils down to what Randis said: people dont act with integrity in these kinds of things, its human nature - thats not an excuse, its just a fact.
All the more reason to keep your head down and draw your ass off.
Forget about winning or losing and get your head into reaching and working for your full potential.
Now go straight back to your tablets!!
I'm sorry i didn't see this thread before the deadline. I emailed my final images to the email address stated in the sticky. Am I still in the contest?
An Android soldier forged from the war furnace...
Born to wed...
Thanks Mr Moth.
heres the final painting. its an oil painting worked over in photoshop and painter.
Birth from the water
A lovely thing to see:
through the paper window's hole,
-Yoshi Mikami Issa
Blog for Art
Here it is...
My final image for newborn contest
I hope you like
Only just read that work in progress was required. Only have files for Robot Bride though, I think. I'll look around for saved versions of Born to Kill. Here is one of three Robot Bride progress shots...
A quick hop into Photoshop for a bit of liquify...
Getting down to business with Painter's real bristle brushes...
hey guys, soo did I miss something? were is the thread for your contest image score? thanks
It's not up yet, everything is running a tad late :op
I think you have every right to be miffed. Your stuff is really good and deserves a lot better. "We are the first to hatch" is among my absolute favorites.
Well I posted my entry on 7/30. So I'm a little worried if I was supposed to also upload it here. I hope not because I have been out of town and was just able to get back to my computer. Anyway, attached is the entry I uploaded on 7/30. I hope you all like it.
Great entries, everyone :] And good luck!
Dr. Fazio's Marvelous EcoWagon
Last edited by RYE-BREAD; August 31st, 2009 at 04:59 PM.
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