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e n t e r  t h e  d r a g o n by L-DAWOLF e n t e r  t h e  d r a g o n by L-DAWOLF
wall scroll commision for a friend of mine.

anywho finally done!

my tributary piece for mr. tatsuya yoshikawa, the artist behind b.o.f.

open for feedback so gimme a holla.

~ ~ tools : photoshop cs2, wacom intous

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Given 2011-05-28
As soon as I saw e n t e r t h e d r a g o n by *L-DAWB my jaw instantly dropped! Look at all the amazing details, beautiful composition and gorgeous colours! Definitely a wonderful tribute to Breath of Fire. ( Suggested by Rubisu and Featured by alexandrasalas )
You have an excellent sense of anatomy, perspective, character placement and gesture. You are quite adept and I am impressed with the level of detail and skill.

However, I do have a concern with the value range and separation of elements within this piece. Right now this image is looking rather busy and must be studied in order to see what is going on. This is a great piece of art, and I think it could be even greater if one can identify what is going on by just one glance. An example of this in use would be in the top portion of the image: Giving the character in front thicker lineart and increasing the contrast would help him pop up to the surface. The two humanoid characters behind him could be left as is, and the creature in the background can have very faded lineart and as little value contrast as possible. Doing something like this may take away a lot of the saturation and "oomph" of the colors, but it will create an easier read. The same can be said for the characters in the bottom half of the image.

Objects that are closest to the viewer have the most contrast and most saturation, and objects further away have less contrast and are less saturated.
What do you think?
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62 out of 69 deviants thought this was fair.

This work exceeds itself in so many ways. The characters saturate its space and transgress its boundaries without forsaking its framework. This pic reminds me of pieces of baroque art that use the effect of trompe l'oeuil: this kind of works deceive the eye into seeing them as being tri-dimensional, and your pic is no exception.

I don't know much about the lore of the Breath of Fire series, except that the main character is named Ryu and, illustrating his namesake, comes from a race of superhumans that can transform into dragons. There're also many incarnations of Ryu and other characters, such as fairy princess Nina and naga sorceress Bleu, but that's about it. Still, people don't need to be versed in BOF to appreciate what you've done here, and that's always a plus in my book.

My only criticism comes from how cluttered everything is at the top, with Ryu's dragon/human forms and whatnot. I concur with the previous critic: on the plus side, the piece is bursting with breathtaking dynamism that shows your skill as an artist, but on the other, it has so much going on all at once that it requires beholders to carefully study it bit by bit, as if they were to ruminate every last iota of a book. I can't make up my mind as to whether this is good or bad: all I know is that it works in your favor. Flaw or not, it makes the piece beyond amazing. So what if it's not "perfect"? Perfection is overrated, anyways. Kudos.
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direu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
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Ironmeeze01 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
my goodness
striderhiryu973 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
breath of fire !!
Arcdac Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I'm late to the praise, but this is awesome.
7REDPigeons Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Miraclekid92 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, awesome
JakFudo Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is ridiculous . Insta watching
LandonFranklin Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! absolutely amazing!
Blegedjod Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
awesome color and line, like it
Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh mah gawd... this is amazing *o*
Majeed-Q8 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. dam....(kept saying that for 2 minutes) .

love the subject matter and how you put all the elements together .
i'm not sure about the about the colors . i always thought that too much bright colors will make a pic too cartoony .

but you proved me wrong after a week look at your gallery i know now that you can do a bad ass pic with A LOT of color :)
Filiana Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
A M A Z I N G :la:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Awesome work here
MetalheadEjie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is one of the BEST breath of fire art pieces that i have ever seen. great job with everything
superstreetfighter Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i know whats going on in this picture unlike the critique its call enter the dragon which usuall causes for fighting and anyone can see that
soraleon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
all i kan think of is CAPCOM u are a master of contraption man from now on ur name is (master) !!:la: :la: :la:
Tlhom Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
AFTER THAT I I WANT to see your drawings in a game

realy awesome
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Came to your gallery drawn by your Skyward Sword illustration. But blown away by this one in particular.
I totally dig your tribute for BoFV. It's one of the more under appreciated of the series. I love how everyone is represented, Ursula and Scion being my favorites.
Intense. Super intense. ♥
RomAttack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
just one thing
JaBaVoX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another epic fanart for Breath Of Fire .....*AWESOME* ^^b
bellamy94 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This work is fantastic!
L-DAWOLF Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Appreciate it man!
RedRoninsVault Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
MrNikoliss Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh and i for got this has nothing to with a compliment but fucking love this game one of my favorite rpg of all time
MrNikoliss Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the top part of your artwork, fuck that (artpiece) mostly because i love the dark side of person places or things but i was just blown away when i took a glimpse at this and while looking at it i just got inspired to draw yayy. one because i dont draw just to draw and i cant draw just to draw i have to have some lil inspiration going.:) so I thank you for that really apreciate it also i was wondering if i can have permission to draw this not trying to B a biter or nothing but this right here is way beyond worthy enouph.Just the top part fuck the good side!!!!!!!! lolz also pleas read my journal and if you have a request il do it thank you once again really appriciate it
SeraphimNoKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
SIMPLY AMAZING MY NOSTALGIA METER IS THROUGH THE ROOF!! Great work, wonderful colors and composition I can't even create enough words in my mind to share how I feel about this.
DanChampy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Really impressive! The colours work well and the characters are really well-drawn!
Wrale Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God DAMN L-Dawb!
enriquecoimbra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
silentinjection Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Jaw dropping!
blasianonna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, simply epic! Love the series, love how you did this, and congrats on the DD (a little late, I know)!
Blitz913 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This show be part of the collected artwork if they were to remake a breath of fire game.
windigofer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
My god...this is utterly amazing :D
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
shadradson Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Awesome job Larry.
KillaIntent Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, this is so SICK! You have godlike skills! Geez! My jaw just dropped! lol This looks like artwork of an entirely new game in itself! ^__^ Keep on kicking ass with your awsome skills!
Drangelu Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent MAster Piece
Mangatellers Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! This is amazing! Iam speechless. Everything looks so detailed. The characters, the colouring and the dragons look fantastic. Welldone! :D
Magini Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
awesome colors
Honeypown Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
one word..... WoW!!!!
RollingSlug Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! So much detail!! Congrats on the DD!
Oonou Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One of my favorite game in the series, hands down.
This is amazing.
Master-Majic Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
so EPIC!!!
RageMania Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Talk about intricate.
icebearer Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool
baker420e Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
excellent! great wok
ChipWhitehouse Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I absolutely LOVE the colors and entire look of this piece. BRILLIANT! :love: :clap:
SPKFROST-MaN Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
ZAAAAAAAAAAAAMNNNNN!!!! OMG! You are truly Epic!~!!!
Is it ok if i use this for my phone BG Please!!! D:
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