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A Colored version of Saltare Solus by Rekalnus A Colored version of Saltare Solus by Rekalnus
A few days back, I was presented a wonderful completed artwork from :iconrachaelm5: a prize from a contest earlier this year. Also in her gallery is a available lineArt of the painting that can be used by anyone as long as they follow her usage rules as stated. I thought I would have a go at this and here is my digital colored version. Wanted to use my more teal based color scheme so I could compare with the blue of her finished watercolor and pencil treatment, which is incredible. I added a layer for scales and did my usual shading and highlight items.

The LineArt is at: [link]

Humor note* One of the comments on the original as posted on her gallery noted that Rekalnus seems to be pointing at something. A housemate here saw that and laughed and said "If you fly anything like you drive (fairly lay-back and unhurried always) then he's just waving to the log jam of dragons behind him to 'go around' him, and the tail is wound up to keep it out of their faces!" XD

"Dances alone" is a real treat to have in my collection and it is inspiring me to concentrate more on drawing for others. While I don't consider my work commission quality, I do think it would be nice as gifts and gags here and there as I get time and need for practice.

Again, I encourage you to visit :iconrachaelm5: and her gallery. Also, if you fave here, try and fave there too!
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rachaelm5 Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow - I really like your colored version. The shading is quite nice, and the scale texture really adds something to the whole drawing. Breathes more life into it, really. The bold greens against the mild pastels really makes Rekalnus pop out of the picture. Awesome work!
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Rekalnus Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks !
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:iconealdeth:
Looks great
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Rekalnus Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconealdeth:
You're welcome
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Halevirtit Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome style bro!
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Rekalnus Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ! Its interesting working with a drawing that is not your creation, both this and OnyxDragon. Seems that I take more care and time with them, almost like a lot more respect for the whole thing. Liken it to borrowing someone else's car or computer, much more careful. Odd but interesting feeling.
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