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Luau by bladebandit Luau by bladebandit
Commission for HolyDevil. :D

Loved this concept. Gave me a chance to practise a wide range of techniques and play with my favourite colours. :heart:

WIPs can be found on my Tumblr!

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Background Reference from ~ahhthehorror-stock
Character HolyDevil
Artwork =bladebandit
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:iconbladebandit:
bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Thanks very much! ^_^ <3
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Igirisu-no-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! ^_^
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Snap dude, I think this is one of my favorites from you <3 I love all of those blue tones, and the motion and little details in this are amazing <3 I can obviously tell scuba can help you with underwater scenes tremendously LOL

Gorgeous job Jesussss <3333
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Fff thanks so much, God! <333

Lmao, yeah I think it's helped at least a bit! Now I know what colours and stuff look like underwater! XDD
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome man <33

Ha, yeah xDD
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
STUNNING O.O That's All I Can Say :iconluvluvplz:
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Thank you!~
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work !
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Thanks!
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CrystalNight1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so pretty ;_; My heart is crying at how beautiful this is. The fishes are so well made and I especially love how you made the dragon (gosh, I love your dragons) following the fishies.
YOUR BACKGROUND, I CAN'T EVEN. So, so perfect. The coloring and lighting. I swear I'm gawking at this picture.
CanImarryyourdrawingsor...?
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Aw, gee, thanks so much for the lovely comment! :heart:

Haha, I don't think it's legal to marry artwork I'm afraid. :C
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CrystalNight1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Whaaa - It's not legal? Oh well, lol xD
Aww, you're welcome <3
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ThorinFrostclaw Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, your backgrounds...your wonderful backgrounds!
I actually don't really know what to say, it's so...well captured! It really does look like an underwater picture and it's not difficult picturing the next movement of the dragon! 8D
I also love the calm atmosphere...the pretty blues and how the stones fade in!
The shape of the dragon - great! Great capture of movement! The poor fishies won't stand a chance. D:
The face looks wonderful and the yellow features also look slightly glowing...? At least that's what I see. XD

Fantastic work my dear! Just as always! :hug: :D
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Eee, thank you m'dear! :heart:

Yesss I'm glad you noticed the eye-glow, too! 8D I hoped it'd be a good idea for the underwatery-ness. XD
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LadySigyn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Wow. Just beatiful. That's all I can say about it.
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thank you!
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Patonki Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This's absolutely gorgeous :heart:
Your backgrounds are amazing, they're so realistic and detailed. The character looks great too, though the tip of the right wing bends a bit oddly. Not a huge mistake, the background and the composition doesn't draw much attention to it.
oh and I want to second the comment about the flow of motion, the pose and the fish really do work well (:
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thank you! :heart:
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SwanArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I don't see why he needs wings or how he would use them underwater... But still good job.
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
So...ask the designer of the character; not me. ;)
I was only doing what was asked of me - this is a commission and doesn't reflect any of my personal designs or ideas.

Thanks.
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skykunthedragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a contrast... I like this cute dragon...
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks!
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skykunthedragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use it as desktop background?
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
No, please do not.
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skykunthedragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay. I just ask for it. :)
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Sandboa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Damn little one! This is so awesome. So many thing to feast the eyes on! Good flow of motion. My eyes enter on the tail and exit at the front fish. It is technique used in graphics alot especially in magazine ads. It helps you flow through it. It gives a sense of motion as well. The dragons slight z shape ads to the flow. Well done. Plus all the beautiful colors and the accuracy of the sin rays through the water and how the break up and diminish the deeper it goes is stunning. Love the natural yellow coming from the eyes and tongue. All the little plants are beautiful. Very much like a tropical ocean scene. Very beautiful. You are amazing my friend! Your skill is improving greatly. Bravo! *drops his monocle in his cup of tea, from sheer astonishment as his moth drops open!*:)

Lots of luv friend! Have most excellent day! :heart: :hug:
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Gee, thanks so much! <3 Glad you noticed so much! :D

Have an excellent day, too! :heart:
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Sandboa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
You are welcome little one! Well it is what I do my friend, plus you deserve it!=D

Thank you so much I will do my best!:heart:
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Treekami Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just epic!! I love the blue and the way the dragon is off to the left showing how large the ocean is. =)
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks so much! <3~
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Treekami Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome =)
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
all I have to say is.... WOW!!!

I love watching you because every picture you do is better than the last~ this is my new favorite of your gallery! <3<3<3
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Aw, that's very kind, thank you! <333
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
^^ np
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I've probably asked before, but what program do you use? I love all the blue shades in this, it really brings out the yellowy orange colours in the eyes, tongue, and base of the wings.
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I use a super old version of Photoshop. :lol:

Thank you! <3
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lol the older versions always seem to be better XD

You're welcome! :D
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
It's only because I don't want to fork out 100+ for a computer program LOL! XD -ischeap-
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lol I wouldn't wanna spend another $100+ or anything on a program I already have. People who already own it really shouldn't need to buy it again, it just doesn't seem fair.
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Indeed. The program is almost 10yrs old, but it still works. 8D;
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Plus, why waste the money when the program still works? It can be used on more important things lol
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh mi gawd.
First off, like the prettiest colours ever.
Second, GORGEOUS!
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Eeee, thank you dear! <333~
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Tyrann0 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
nice : D
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks!~
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astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This turned out so beautifully! You've set the mood/tone of the environment perfectly here with the use of colors.

Great work!
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks so very much! :heart:
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astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Welcome! :hug:
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Velvet-Loz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw your wips on tumblr and now it's finished it looks amazing :D That background is awesome, so much detail <3
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Haha, glad you think so! :D Thank you! <333
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