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Facade by GoldenGriffiness

First, let me say I love the dark, rough-edged energy this pic has. There's an intentional savagery to the scene and I think you captur...

SPN: The Righteous Man by Atomic-Clover

The overall composition I love as well as the visual parallel of his eyes. There's just something a bit off. I'm thinking the face shap...



Hope You're Feline Better Soon by Ashen-Phoenix
Hope You're Feline Better Soon
A get-well card I made for my grandma, who's recovering from hip surgery. Pose based off an adorable Skitty fanart.

The program crashed after 3+ hours of working on this, so I had to start over from scratch. Only a labor of love could get me to give this another go after so much frustration. Glad I did, though; very happy with the end result.

Inked with Sakura Micron pens, colored in GIMP.
We're All Mad Here by Ashen-Phoenix
We're All Mad Here
A recent design for work. A student asked if we could combine the Cheshire Cat with a dragon. It was too cool an idea for me to pass up. Had a lot of fun trying to balance the various takes I've seen and incorporating the more draconic elements so they made sense.

I grew up with Disney's take on the iconic cat, so while I adore the Tim Burton version too I had to stick with the color scheme of the cartoon.

The scanner mucked up the colors a lot so that was funny.

Inked with Sakura Micron pens, colored with Prisma pencils (so much love for the colorless blending pencils; my new favorite thing)
Something In The Air by Ashen-Phoenix
Something In The Air
A surprise gift for a friend's upcoming wedding. I had a lot of fun deciding on the colors so they complimented each other but were still visually distinct. Getting the petals to look unnaturally natural was a challenge because I tend towards symmetry lol.

The influence of Pokemon on my childhood is showing, I know. :XD:

Sketched, inked with Sakura Microns, colored with Prisma pencils.
Lava-lace redesign - Inked by Ashen-Phoenix
Lava-lace redesign - Inked
Inked version of my latest redesign. Just the inking took me a full day because I was so tired at that point every line left me stressed and fidgety, but I'm so happy with the end result. It was aaall worth it. :w00t:

The sketchy lines at the bottom of the wings are left over for when I color this, to remind me where those lines are (They'll be colored lines so I didn't ink them in black). You can read more details about the process on the sketch post.

Edit: You can view the sketch version of this redesign here, the original bust here, and the color test of the bust here.
Lava-lace redesign - sketch by Ashen-Phoenix
Lava-lace redesign - sketch
Finalized the redesign for my lava-laced dragon this week. It took a while to decide what I wanted to keep from the original bust and what I wanted to change. No matter how many times or ways I redid them the tail spikes didn't look quite the way I wanted so I left them off, and went with a more pared-down style for the legs (overabundance of details is my kryptonite).

Funny enough, the wing membranes gave me a bit of trouble lol. I've had a soft spot for skinnier, agile dragon designs ever since I saw Spirited Away (Haku being partially based off of a dog stuck with me too). :heart:

Did very little clean up after scanning. I wanted to show how much redoing when into this (I adjusted the feet, wing-tips, and horns a great deal, as well as the exact fluffiness of the tail).

Edit: You can view the inked version of this redesign here, the original bust here, and the color test of the bust here.



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a-sociopath Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I take it you like Durarara?
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh definitely. *high five*
a-sociopath Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Coro96 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
spider999now Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch!!! <3
Tavaris Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, ne~ ^^.

BlondTheColorist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching.
zemechiel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I just wanted to stop by to thank you for all the comments, I really appreciate them and I'm just sorry I didn't read them back when you wrote them, once again thak you so much :)
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww. You're very welcome, love. :hug:
glowingqueen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

Happy early birthday, Ashen-Phoenix! Stay awesome!


Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: Thanks so much, love! Took me a long time to get back here. :faint:
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Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, sorry for the late reply! I've been neglecting my DA somethin' fierce. Hello.
KayPikeFashion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
glowingqueen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Happy early birthday, ashen-phoenix! Stay awesome!
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