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The Awakening by Grimdar The Awakening by Grimdar
"What an incredible cold evening it was, as I continued forward through the thick brush. The Forest of Uldrel is known for mythical creatures appearing, however I don't believe in any fairy tales as such. I stumbled upon an amazing sight, the sunset was quite a sight and a vast open field. I noticed a peculiar thing, the trees, ground and bushes around me seemed to be humming. I thought the bitter cold was finally reaching my mind, until the ground started trembling. My heart ceased to beat, when a monumental creature suddenly exploded out of the ground. My eyes could not believe it, it was a DRAGON! The shock was overwhelming, promptly throwing me back. I sensed legendary power from this creature, as it lifted its enormous weight off the ground. Trees were like twigs, snapping into pieces around it..."


I just went through a really messed up breakup and I needed to express anger. :(

5 hour digital painting, Photoshop CS2, Wacom
5500x3000 pixels original size. Print coming soon
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:iconwariatka963:
Wariatka963 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
That...that...is amazing...
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
sublime
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:icontaciturnemo:
TaciturNemo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
That is just a purely awesome image there!
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fishguts108 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Such a powerful scene, who needs WMDs when you have that?
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:iconruipi:
ruipi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
So beautifull! Loved it!
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:iconadoobibulltwin3:
AdoobibullTwin3 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
omg this is so epic and atmospheric! :) Very nice!
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:icondj-emiko:
dj-emiko Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
This is stunning.. Love it! You have to tell me when the print is available! XD
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*o* Ooo that looks awesome! 8D very nicely done!
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:icontonetroll:
Tonetroll Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Oh!! This is amazing!!
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Amazing!
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:icondestinyfall:
Destinyfall Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
argh thats wonderful!
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:iconossosan:
OssoSan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
WOW!!!
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:icongizmoden:
gizmoden Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Wowzers! :wow: Love all the detail in those trees back thar!
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:icontabbytiger:
Tabbytiger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i have to say this is beautiful

you are one of those talented airbrushists who can capue motion

again
wow!!
-fave-
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thanks very much for your comment :)
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:icontabbytiger:
Tabbytiger Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
=)

my pleasure!
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:iconv1chy:
V1chy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
This is...astonishing! The shadings, colors, the dragon!
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thanks for checking it out :)
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:iconrandomgiraffe:
RaNdOmGiRaFfE Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
This is an awesome picture.
The toning and shading on the dragon is fantastic! And the way you have made the background simplistic while using a vast array of colours has made the dragon really stand out! There is a great sense of motion surrounding the Dragon and the dust.. It's really lifelike! Nice work!

Unfair that you have so much talent.. but still great work x']
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thank you very much for the resourceful comment, and thanks for checking it out :thumbsup:
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:iconhopeanuoli:
Hopeanuoli Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
This looks just so amazing. :hug: The lighting is so cool! :D
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
I always work on lighting more than anything else. Shhhh...keep it secret. :) :thumbsup:
Thanks for checking it out
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:iconhopeanuoli:
Hopeanuoli Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
XD Okay. :hug: You're welcome. :glomp: You're art is so amazing. ^_^
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:icondragonheroes:
dragonheroes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
The atmosphere surrounding expresses your emotions perfectly. I can just hear the earth shaking and the trees snapping :XD:

You did this piece splendors. Keep it up!!

I'll be rooting for ya ;)

:peace:
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thank you! The challenge of this piece was definitely making the viewer feel the experience
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:icondeathmarch:
deathmarch Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
awesome :clap:
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:iconstnuke:
stnuke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
I stumbled across this image in a google search. The only word I can think of that does this work justice is "Epic."

Is Grimdar my new favorite artist? Yes.
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mysticnova7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great anger!
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
O_O YOU ROCK!!!
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:icongreenleafsweden:
greenleafsweden Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
super cool! i love your little stories describing the pictures :D
im sorry about the breakup though..
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:iconprayerofthehopeless:
prayerofthehopeless Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish I could full view, but it doesn't appear to be working for me... Hm.
For what I can see as it is little: great work!
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br0ken-heart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Stunning detail, Amir. This work is quite impressive. The glitter of dawn, the warmth of the light, the wingspan and scars in the sky from the beast's movement -- brilliant. :blowkiss:
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:iconstarrlightt:
Starrlightt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Writer
WOW! That's amazing! Everything is perfect!! I can't believe how good it is!!! WOW!!!
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Thanks you! :thumbsup:
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:iconfreedom-fighter:
Freedom-Fighter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006   Photographer
I don't know what to say, its just so amazing. Great job.
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:iconxei:
Xei Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Beautiful! This pic has such a great, epic feeling to it. I love how the dust is just pouring off of the dragon.
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:iconzaemura:
Zaemura Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!!!!!!!! Fantastic fantasy pic... enormous sense of vastness and mystery. I like it alot!!~
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Thank you!
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nakedmole Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006   Digital Artist
im sorry about the messy breakup, i hope you are ok.thats cool that you can use art as therapy, i just break something or drink...ooo that makes me sound bad. thats a huuuge painting, and it has such nice atmosphere. i admire your work
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:iconvicky100296:
Vicky100296 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
This is just beautiful! Amazing detail, it really does give off power.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
thanks for commenting :clap:
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:iconkinara:
Kinara Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Wow, this is an awesome pic. I love dragons - I wish I had the talents to color as you do. *favs* <3
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Thanks! Just patience and inspiration will make you a good colorist. :)
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:iconkinara:
Kinara Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Yes, I've been practicing - been looking at a lot of tutorials and stuff. I'm just terrible at shading. You do such a wonderful job. ^^
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:iconxbrianxbrianx:
xbrianxbrianx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Only 5 hours? :faint:

The dragon is really nice. I like the way you created the effect of his wings flapping.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Thanks for the comment :) :#1:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...the sense of magnitude is amazing in this. It's nice to see something that doesn't need a ridiculously detailed background.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Thanks for checking it out :) :thumbsup:
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:iconethernaldark:
EthernalDark Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Very very visual. One of your best if i dare say so. Love the lighting and the colours.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Thanks very much! Thats an awesome compliment :)
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