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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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:iconfelishaww:
FelisHaww Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You can almost feel the chill in the air. Beautifully done.
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:iconmarhutchy:
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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:iconrjc427:
rjc427 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
oh wow i would like to see that for real.
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:iconstolvezen:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's lovely... and very cold :)
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional
awesome scene
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:iconarmadaofghosts:
ArmadaOfGhosts Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Such a mysterious ambience. Nice!:D
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:iconcristal1994:
Cristal1994 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
~ WOOOOW *speechless*!!! :D
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:iconprism-s:
Prism-S 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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:iconageshero:
ageshero Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Unbelievable... i hope so badly to get to this point, and to work hard to get there... i just wish i new the techniquest for all the little things from textures to perspectives.
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ageshero Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Woaahh, typos. oh well.
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:iconbarthschwein:
barthschwein Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
sehr schönes Bild!
Licht und das Gefühl von Größe sind echt gelungen!
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:iconlizterhann:
Lizterhann Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
wonderful work with the light, it almost feels like a real ice canyon :p
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:iconpen-success:
Pen-Success Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
The is a good scene I like the colours
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:iconkitsuneko-xenon:
kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Artist
This is... amazing... I imagined perfectly exactly what it would feel like to encounter this as soon as I looked at it, immediately intrigued and completely captivated :)
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx, glad the image could evoke such feelings!
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:iconapplepie1989:
applepie1989 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I really like this one. Beautiful!
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:iconnatsumi69kuroi:
NatsuMi69Kuroi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome ...
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Wow, beautiful blue!
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:iconhelgephoenix:
helgephoenix Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Love it!
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:iconpearlphoenix:
PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I get this ethereal feel from this piece. Love the blues <3
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:iconsplidsecond:
Splidsecond Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the composition! Really awsome :D
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:iconhalfshavenbananas:
Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
One hatched!
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MarshmallowMaurice Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
._.

Pretty.
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:iconemaciate:
emaciate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
blue magic dragon! :D of ice!!!!
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:iconjuss-in-time:
Juss-in-time Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I realized that it helps to visualize an image in your head really clearly before you put it down." ---> I agree with you! Anyway good job for this artwork! I love the atmosphere and the colors :)
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Juss :)
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:iconvidemo:
videmo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
This picture seems so cold and breezy, like winter evening *^^*
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marcelinorodriguez Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that thought! I will start doing that from now on. It seems like common sense but you're right bringing it up. It doesn't all start once we begin working on our piece. Taking time to mentally explore that vision is a smart idea. I can see it as "research" sort of like looking for references.
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crump3t Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great image !
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx man
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Dekus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
where do you do EOW's? CGTalk? CA? CGHub?
I havent been active in any of those for like over an year!! not even registered on cghub..
but i'd like to start practicing more speedpaintings.. :(
the problem is that i always have like 100 personal painting ideas/projects to do.. and i always come up with new ideas constantly. :/

Where do you find time to do these? do you go to work? do you have school? Do you do personal ideas?.. ok that last one was a stupid question. heh...
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
CA, it seems to look good over there again, some great artists still participating.
I make time for my personal work because its important to me. I just freelance all the way for now.
Ideas won't run away, just tackle them one at a time I guess. As long as you dont get them out on canvas, they pile up in your head lol
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Dekus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
How do you work in freelance? Do you have a business name (do you own a 1-man company)? or you work only for big companies who have their own beurocracy department that handles all your taxes and payments?
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you could call it a one-man company, I guess. I simply got a tax number and registered with the financial offices, just run it by your artist or real name and it's good. I put my website address, tax number on my invoices and am good to go. Every year, I write a tax report and that's it.
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Dekus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
yeah! thats what i am supposed to do too .. soon.. if i want to work as freelance that is.
here in finland to register a business name it costs about 70 euros + you gotta do a tax report on the end of every month + at the end of eyery year.
and i have absolute zero knowledge about money stuff :D
But i hope i will do many freelance concept art jobs later on!
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sucks that yuo have to pay money
good luck with all that!
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mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very smooth
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I completely agree man, my art director and I were just talking about the same thing at the office. Visualizing the piece beforehand makes the whole process faster and the work usually ends up looking better.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Asahisuperdry Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Digital Artist
wwhheerreee iss ddaaa drraaagggooonnnn ? hehe cool work as usual , T_T gimme your landscaping skillzz
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol i actually tried hard to look for a space to squeeze in a dragon but I knew it would screw up the nature of the painting!
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:iconasahisuperdry:
Asahisuperdry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Digital Artist
man that's not easy to squeeze a dragon somewhere :D
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yea right? nasty things get so huge! :P
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:iconasahisuperdry:
Asahisuperdry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011   Digital Artist
to thin they're so cute when baby :( [link]
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:iconstevovo:
stevovo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
and i think i hate you.....jk, sub-surface scattering gives it a subtle otherwordly feel, gj
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx! sss is very much 'our-worldly' ;)
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:iconaeyolscaer:
Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the dimensions of this. :)
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tatarigamiwa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
So, this is a photograph of what's going on in your brains... Awesome!

I suppose imagination is another muscle to train, that's why sometimes the image in our mind is not so clear...
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