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Elemental Dragon Hatchery by Hideyoshi Elemental Dragon Hatchery by Hideyoshi
I painted something for EOW again because I really enjoy working to a topic brief, usually sparks my inspiration.

I realized that it helps to visualize an image in your head really clearly before you put it down.
Lately I haven't done that which is why my last works seemed to look uninspired/aimless.
For this image, I felt a lot more concentration and focus, it was also an ease to paint this. Like I only had to paint what I saw with my inner eye. For a change, it actually almost felt like I knew what I was doing lol.
It is also always good to look at photos of unknown subject matter and internalize/digest, then recreate it. Plus, filling in the empty gaps in your head for stuff you can't picture internally yet. For this, I didn't really have to look up anything though, pretty much from imagination. Painting snow and ice seams pretty straight forward, just keep in mind bounce lights and subsurface scattering. ^^

Why am I ranting? Maybe just emphasizing that visualization is a strong helper in being able to convey a certain atmosphere in an image. Trying to 'see' the image as clearly as possible in your head before painting it. And also, holding on to an inspired idea and 'working' on it in your head beforehand, especially regarding mood and colors.
Seriously, close your eyes, dream the scene, be the explorer that walks the massive ice dungeons. :)
I think I will take some meditation classes...

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FelisHaww Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You can almost feel the chill in the air. Beautifully done.
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MarHutchy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS!
Did this really took 3-4 hours!!?
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite amazing! I love the subtle use of green blues. Just dazzling!
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rjc427 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
oh wow i would like to see that for real.
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's lovely... and very cold :)
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional
awesome scene
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ArmadaOfGhosts Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Such a mysterious ambience. Nice!:D
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Cristal1994 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
~ WOOOOW *speechless*!!! :D
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shrivak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't not love the simplicit, yet incredible coloring you use in this!
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