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The Albino by Adorael The Albino by Adorael
Happy New Year!!! I've started a challenge with Yuuza to make one or more speed paints every day until we make 100. This is my 4th that I liked so much I decided to finish it up and submit it C:

It's an albino dragon, the white pink color scheme has been on my mind for a while now and I think I may still draw a few whiteies :squee: For albino purists: the blue is not pigment, it's a stone/mineral/gem/whatever formation

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This piece of work has excellent details and coloring with just the right amount of shadowing. I particularly like the way you have him coiled around himself. The impression here is that he is shy while trying to look mean. He knows that being an albino makes him an outcast so he tries to make up for it with a mean look. He's actually quite beautiful. This is a well designed piece of work with no junk to muck up the works. This would be beautiful in a book written for children. A child would fall in love with him
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I felt you really captured the feel of a dragon in this work of art. Although true albinos (minus a few exceptions) would not have any blue or otherwise markings at all, I really enjoyed what you did with this. I can see also that you made the rippling powerful feel on the curves of the dragon.
This work of art is truly beautiful, and I would love to have a framed picture.
Although the wonderfully drawn head is probably the focal point for most viewers, I payed attention to all of the long and strong body. This work of art pays attention to detail, and I take pleasure in this.
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Naturgeist93 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Wonderful, brilliant drawing. The pose, the colours..the facial expression..the dragon is such beauty.
CUDA-71 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely brilliant!  Fantastic color and detail. Love your work. Steve
JustinPress Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mindlessmermaidart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional Artist
love the subtle coloring
SMOXI Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You drew this? O.O
Yui-Kita Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, everything in your gallery looks amazing, but I love pretty much this albino dragon *hugs it*
art-ingress Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing work and so different, I just love itClap Clap Clap 
lizking10152011 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Awesome critter, reminds me of Eternal Dragon from the Magic: The Gathering card game :) .
tech-four-nine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nailed it!
3DFunhouse Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! :wow:
WardStudio Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic 
diosrubra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
amazing work beautifully done 
lydiaplain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Artist
this is perfect!!! :)
falcaon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Perfect composition!
INKYSEA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the coils, the weight and the really inventive posing. Also love the color scheme.
MsSpookiSpider Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just gorgeous.
ptara50 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mawi16 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student General Artist
ooh i just want to give him a huuuug Hug it's beautiful!
très beau.. muy guapa :P
Banshee1984 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
good work!!!
CharlesBridge7x Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
He is such a cutie, I love your dragons.
virnagray Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art:)
MartinaMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015   General Artist
I like your style and that s why I will be watching you. :)  I very much like the fact that the dragon looks meaty. I like how youve designed it too.  How long did it take you to make this painting and what s the original size of it?
astee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@.@ this is amazing
blizzardtabby Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Love it, but albinos have no color other than white on there skin, yellow if anything. Still great though.
jmdohert Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
RuvellKhaosArt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! Great color setup. . .
greendragon-gecko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
white on white and still enough details and contrast :). Perfectly balanced and leaves enough questions open to raise interest...
Collected into my dragon favorites!
alespanda Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Love :happybounce: +fav 
Wolfride Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As a keeper of albino boas, I love this! So 'fat' and happy. <33
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful work!
ShiroSuzuya Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the face!!  by the way you have nice gallery and thanks for the fav! :)
DaelmansDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
gorgeous, love this :)
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the textures, and the colors are awesome choices! Love his face.
ArtTonight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Colors are so tender and delicate + aqua accent. Lovely
Roblitz88 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful and unique
Miarath Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015   General Artist
Looks awesome! :wow:
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2015   General Artist
The subject and background are too close in hue and value.  A middle gray background would pop the modeling of forms in the dragon and probably reveal their weakness, as some lack good shape, rhthym and shading (I know, it's a speed painting, but still the speed is about the application, not the thought process).  I see that the detailing was done focused around the head and paw to emphasize the center of interest - all the same, it is insufficient to the task for lack of contrasting values - the contrast in this area (CI) is the same as ,or a little weaker than, elsewhere (if you look at it through squinted eyes you can judge the values without details and color - or view it through a red filter).  

Finally, the composition improves when cropped  horizontally through the top section of the shoulder, just below the indent between the joint of the arm and shoulder.  That makes it easier to read the head as the CI and cuts out much that distracts.   
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Magnificent artwork.  :love:
WakefieldDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: Your work is amazing! :heart: Thank you
for :+fav:ing and bringing me to your gallery! :heart:
spiritenchantress Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
AND you gave him personality. Love it!
njclaws Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap. This is amazing. I like how the blue strikes out since the rest of him is pale. He looks like he could be cuddled :meow:
Nathan-R Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent use of lights and the blue makes it pop, definitely would inspire many artists :D
mjvol Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Lovely work. :) :clap: :clap"
YolieDecarte Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
ccderanged Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice dragon!  Love his "contented cat" expression.  Great lighting! :)
Darranford Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can feel the texture just by looking at it!
I love the striking blue details.
thrallath Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous
PrincessRivera Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it pleases me
Zalanye Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love this dragon ^^, White is difficult to work with unless you know what you're doing. And you obviously do!

Also, am I the only one who interpret this dragon to be lazily cuddling on a pile of himself? He seems so relaxed and smiling to me. It makes me happy!
GratefulHeartist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE how it jumps off the page, the depth is amazing, and the softness of some line and the hardening of others really gives this piece a sense of movement.  Combine that with the color choice; very pleasing on the eyes in soft hues, and the pop of the turquoise, make this a fantastic piece!  Great job!
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