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Flames Unquenchable by Elucidator Flames Unquenchable by Elucidator
Painted this picture of Smaug for a contest, but it didn't place very well. Nonetheless, these are my other submissions:


I might make a wallpaper out of it sometime. Let me know if that interests you.
EDIT: switched up the fire a little, gave it some billowing smoke clouds and added the front barrels. A little better, I think.

Time: didn't count, probably about 18 hours or so?
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Corbin Hunter
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truefd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
lol
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Bandersnatch94b Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Its well drawn but its to small. Smaug is insanely big.
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your opinion. I did this painting a year ago when I was far less skilled at things like proportion, perspective and composition. If I painted Smaug nowadays he would be much more terrific.
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durinheir Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa!!! This is awesome <3
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Elucidator Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :D
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Hannarrawr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Fantastic!
The other work in that contest must have been spectacular to outdo you here
It a fantastic and unique angle that you've used and I just love the vibrancy of that fire.
Brilliant work, you should be proud of this :)
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, trust me, I was up against some really stunning artists :D
But thank-you very much! I do still really enjoy this piece...
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flamegrell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
cool
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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flamegrell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
you are welcome
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:iconjofjax:
JofJAX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Its a nice piece, even if you didn't place very high, you should be proud of this piece!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you very much. This was one of my best paintings a few months ago, but that won't be true for long :)
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:iconjofjax:
JofJAX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Good to hear ^^
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:iconrevercetti:
ReVercetti Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful!! *__*
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you :)
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Lindenlin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful and intense at the same time! the composition is very dynamic and really engaging (I seriously can't stop looking at it). Great work!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you so much! Though I've learned a lot about composition since then (like, a lot, jeez), I really am partial to the dragon peering around the buildings :D
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome artwork. :la:
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :lol:
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:D
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Dragontie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like something out of the Eragon PS2 game :p Well done though, it looks good :)
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I definitely remember reading those books. Dragons are fun. Thanks!
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Dragontie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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MrsKyoya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*gasp* This is so amazing! im very tempted to just click the link to see Mirkwood....but I wont! I am going through your whole gallery faving and I will not be lazy while doing it!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! That was so encouraging to discover in my inbox! Thank-you so, so much!
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MrsKyoya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome!! :hug: :D
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Shortwinger Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have actual art skills :wow:
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Haha.
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otterling Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is phenomenal. I love the vantage point you used and the play of moonlight and fire.
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Really glad you appreciate it :)
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wangqr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow this looks amazing :) really well done with the cold and warm color contrast!!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you!
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D4rkR41n Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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mystblade9 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy SHIT have you improved! I love the glow on the flames, it's very powerful. The perspective is amazing as well, especially the house, the wooden boards and the dragon. The colours really pop out, too. This is a leap above the landscape speedpaintings you made a while back. I see you're painting humans now, too, and very nicely I might add!

I had a break from DA, do you still remember me? :D
That leaflet in which I used your art.. it never got released. Pity. But I still thank you for offering your art to that cause :D
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank-you very much! I'm not sure that I've necessarily improved all that much, I just put far more time into this than my speedpaintings. But it is indeed one of my best paintings yet. And actually, believe it or not, I used to exclusively paint people! I only started doing environments because I was reeeeally bad at them. Now my environments are better than my people. It's bizarre, haha. That's the way it is with art: there's always something you feel like you've got to improve.

And yup, I remember! :D
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Songwind Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Leovagirl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Holymoleymacaroni.
Corbin, this looks beyond awesome. I would NOT get rid of the smoke/fire and as for the foreground, I didn't notice a lack of objects till you pointed it out. So even so, I don't know if you SHOULD do anything. Only if you want to but I think it's busy enough!

Your perspective is great. I'm learning about it in school and so I can really admire it a lot more now! Love the burning archers too! guhfugbdjg ugh it's just really great, man!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you so much. You're so very kind. I must say, I'm rather fond of this. Portfolio piece, if you know what I mean. Yayy! I'm super glad you do indeed like it.
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