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The Beast and His Beauty by pinkhavok The Beast and His Beauty by pinkhavok
It's finally finished!!!!!

So for those of you that like to keep up on this sort of stuff I finally finished my "A Taste of Things to Come" picture!This is without a doubt the most intense piece of art, digital or traditional, that I've ever done in my life!

This was a great learning exercise and I have to thank the amazing Derek Herring

for pushing me to go beyond my typical paintings and really render this thing out as tight as I possibly could!

Sadly this piece took forever to complete, mainly because of school work (oh Maya and 3ds max, you do take up so much of my time don't you, oh and then there was the TMNT vs Zombies storyboard). Nevertheless I finally finished it after a month and 50 hours to work!

One of the main problems I had for completing this was that I redid the dragon's head 3 times! yet it was good and it worked out to the best of my abilities in the end.

As far as the picture goes, I had this idea that this warrior night elf was rescuing her imprisoned dragon. I envisioned the dragon as being a lich dragon and having a rock like quality to his scales, not the typical lizard scales you normally see. I wanted it to be very large textured protrusions so I hope I nailed it :)

I'm still nowhere near where I want to be but I feel like this is the first piece that I've attempted where I've gotten close. There's a lot more to do but I'll get there eventually!

Hope you enjoy!

Created in Photoshop CS4 from start to finish.

This image is copyrighted to Blake Henriksen and may not be copied, reproduced, or transmitted in any way without my express written consent.
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PiqueDame87 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
uuuhh, great word! love the beast! xD
pinkhavok Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
lordcrazy22 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow blake! You are really improving your painting skills! I love how this turned out!
pinkhavok Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Casey :)
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