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Watch out the trees... by IrmaZwart Watch out the trees... by IrmaZwart
Done with a H pencil, 2B pencil, a charcoal pencil and a kneaded eraser.

I still find it hard to show a good contrast between the trees and te dragon/snake. And it's also difficault where to put light and shadow.
Anyone advice?

Thanks for watching :P
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hydralilith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
Really cool and awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] 
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks!! :D 
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hydralilith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
Well your art is glorious sooo,,,
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes: 
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hydralilith Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
 :tehe3d: Tehe 3D 50x50 derp hehehehehehehehe Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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thegoodold-days Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
zo mooi, is echt goed gelukt!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bedankt! :D
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Aijoku Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So magic drawing for me..i really love this.. My impression is that it seem like the dragon is deep in the forest high above the ground at night and he is enlightened with a lights from som village and moon. 
Anyway all your gallery is very interesting, I like feeling aech your artwork gives. 
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I really love the way you describe this. Seems like you have an awesome imagination :D

Your comment really makes me happy :dance:  
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Liowayo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Those tree trunks looks so real when seen from a distance. Great job and dedication.
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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WelPruvNothingToLose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its quite a nice drawing. I see maybe the light in this is coming from the front-right from the viewer's perspective..actually that seems the sensible light placement in this scene..maybe to add more contrast you can or should just use more tonal contrast with darker pencils and maybe keeping the details as on the tree barks a little less so that the shadow and light contrast can be more vivid. I think the dragon just needs sharper outlines..But then I am not a trained sketch artist, its just my opinion out of my common sense.

Good work !
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the advice :D
It's a good idea to somewhat "blur" the background, and yes I also thought especially the head of the dragon could be some more sharp, but I just didn't know how, but I guess with a darker pencil would help!

Thanks!
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Magermost Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
awesome work!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :woohoo:
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Magermost Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
no probs, sweety! :D
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MrMatsui Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
waaaat! I wasn't this good 17!
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:iconirmazwart:
IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol :P I'm lucky I guess ;)
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Pablo666123 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! Great work :D
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankksss :woohoo:
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daharid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! it looks really good!! the proportions and the details are great!! the shading and everything looks perfect! keep it up!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Thanks so much :aww: You made my day haha ;)
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daharid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np ;) anytime :D
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is totally epic! If you want more contrast, maybe try experimenting with different textures.
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
And that's a good idea, I still have to learn more about textures :) Thanks!
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! You are really talented!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes:
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongrin--plz:
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Brotseife Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
wow amazing!! this is really good...i think you do a perfect job with the contrast...no need for an advice^^
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! You really make me happy now ;)
And well, that's just great to hear :D
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Skae7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
my advice: don't try to get more contrast between trees and dragon.. i really like how it at the (very) first sight looks a little like the dragon belongs to the trees.
you did an awesome job with this.
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm, that's an interesting vision :)
Well, I shall keep that in mind when I'm drawing.
Thank you very very much!! :dance:
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nova-odos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
When I look at your composition, it reminds me of the letter "H", it's what first comes to mind. I understand what you mean by the contrast problem, your illustration aint bad at all, I like it, very propositive, still you already know what's lacking in it. My teacher once gave a good advice and I pass it on to you: ¿Which is your reference, your bibliography?. For example, the trees, I suppose they are some sort of response to your surroundings, why not take some pictures? Study the bark of the trees separately, make sketches, trace, decide which details are important and which not. Sometimes a good illustration responds to a good investigation that is behind it.
Also, when you take pictures of trees, dismember the photograph, how is light behaving in the picture? Which areas have light and which are dark? Is it because of the direction of the sunlight or a bigger branch on top? Is light the same ouside the forest than in the inside? And so you can formulate lots of questions that may help you a lot in understanding what you want to achieve, also write them down, that way you can have more options from where to chose and less guessing.
If you're uncertain of the final piece, make a quick sketch so you can understand how you're going to arrange the elements, where does light come from, etc.
One final piece of advice, loose the kneaded eraser, you have good potential, erasing will only drag you down, even if it is for giving lights.
Good work, I hope I'll be seing more.
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha yes, you're right! I didn't really noticed the H before :P
Thanks a lot.
It's a very good idea to study the things I draw. I really planned to do that already, but sometimes I'm just to lazy. But taking pictures of trees isn't a bad idea at al!

Adding light and dark in a drawing is still very difficult to me. I'm really practicing with it. But your advice will help!

What?! No eraser?? That's quite... difficult. But I think i'm going to try to do that... because if you say that's better it might be so, you're the amazing artist so you must be right :D

Thank so much for this comment. You're really helpful. And yeah, you'll definitely will see more. And I hope to see more of your artwork!!
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Aleiino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
[link] you made the wood real!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
The wood was quite an easy part actually, just putting some stripes into it ;)
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Aleiino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it doesn't matter u.u it's important only the final result!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's true ;)
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JoManyNames Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, and thanks for the watched status hehe.
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JoManyNames Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Try looking at something 3D with different lighting. Like a chair in a darkened room, shine the light from different angles to see what the "tree" shadows might be like. If I were planning a sketch like this I'd take a ladder back chair and a thick scarf rolled into a tube and twine it around the ladder back bars, then shine a light at it from different angles, see what would work well for shadowing. Lots of work, I know, but once you see it in various ways once, it can be used as knowledge for other drawings. BUT the shadowing looks really good already on here!!
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is such a clever thing to do! I've never really thought about that, actually.
Thanks a lot for this advice, I know this is going to be very helpful :D

Thank you so much :love:
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JoManyNames Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Quite welcome!
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Nowmove Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
OOooHHHhh eeaaah!)
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha ;P
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Your balance between darks and lights is very good! You also got the depth of field down pretty well, something most people have trouble with (myself included)

Unlike jzr171, I do wish that such creatures actually existed. If they could be befriended, that is
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Good to hear, I still have problems with that myself, so I guess I was just lucky ;)

Yes me to, I would like to step into a new "fantasy" world with weird creatures and magical places.
But truly, in this world there are such places, just hard to find. Not really magical, but beautiful. And also the animals we have on planet earth, are beautiful and amazing too, we are just too used to it I gues :P

But still, you're right it would be cool. Only I think this one wouldn't be very friendly :P
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
One of the reasons why I want to travel and see different countries
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :P

And thanks so much for the watch :happybounce:
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bolaocho27 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lo único que no me concuerda mucho, es la zona del cuerpo que va de un árbol a otro, se ve plano no con la curvatura natural. solo eso lo demás esta excelente me encanto
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IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Wow, I don't speak ?spanish? :P
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