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This is my part of an art-trade with the awesome and talented :iconkurootus:

She wanted me to paint her beautiful OC Khroma, which I really enjoyed! To be honest, I really suck at painting white dragons and this was a real challenge for me, but also a great practice. He was a guaridan of an ancient city and I wanted to show him while visiting the ruins, which I thought must be full of memories for him.

I wanted to play a bit more with light, which was pretty difficult and the reason why it took me so long to finish it.
Still I hope you like it! (:

this painting is about 21x29cm large (A4)
painted in acrylics

Check out her amazing part of our trade! She painted my OC Nahéchak.
Like a gust of wind by kurootus
Thanks for an awesome art-trade! :heart:

©character: kurootus
©art: Saraais
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:iconmarl1nde:
Marl1nde Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist
it's gorgeous!
i almost can't believe that this is traditional XD
it just looks so realistic
i like the details you put in
and it looks...soooooo.....FLUFFY
or well, kinda fluffy
i suppose the red bit on the tail is hair as well?
as i'd recommend to let it flow more freely to make it look even better!
i mean, only when it has to...i mean, if it's supposed to look that way then it's...still epic of course!
..........eheh ^^'.....

it looks so graceful
the expression is nice as well
you did such a good job on this
teach me your ways XD
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww.. thank you so much for your comment! I rarely receive such long and detailed one's though I appreciate them the most, since one can grow the most out of them :heart:
Yes the tail is also made of hair, but you're right, I could have drawn it a bit more hairy :D Though I realized it too late, now I have no chance of changing it :)
Still thanks for your critic as well! :love:

as a tipp, experience and practice is everything if it comes to art. If you want to master it, then you have to work hard to reach a certain level. It's as difficult as any other thing you want to be good at, like sports or playing piano
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:iconmarl1nde:
Marl1nde Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist
i believe every artist appreciates long comments telling them about bits and bops~~
yeah, one can indeed grow the most out of them~~
i suppose for a next them then~~
hu, you only reacted on the ''negative'' part
it's amazing, you have to realise that
and imma keep saying it because the effort put in the picture can be seen clearly
and it was no problem, i dod this from time to time

i know, i know. i'm still not happy with my style and am working on it even though i'm nowhere near the point i want to be
i have a long way to go and many things to learn but i might get there someday
it's funny how you mention the piano, as i play that as well. having 6 hobbies is quite the thing~~
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:iconfeldrand:
feldrand Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
oh boy, you have an adorable way to paint the feathers, great work, bravo... :D
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :D
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:iconkingdomheartsewy:
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Beautiful ^^
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconkingdomheartsewy:
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
You're very welcome ^^
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:iconcalluna-draconis:
Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Behold this angelic being descending gracefully from the skies
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconvestibulumnocturnis:
VestibulumNocturnis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You did excellently with this Dragon right here, you really did!. Beautiful work on the detailing of the feathers and fur here, very well done!.  :D
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww.. thank you so much for this lovely comment! :D
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:iconvestibulumnocturnis:
VestibulumNocturnis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your'e very welcome Saraais!. Keep up the good work! :D
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:iconnotecardpasta:
notecardPasta Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially love the expression and the way the feathers flow.
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :D
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:iconveboshi:
Veboshi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like the movement of the wings and I think you made the shading of the white feathers very well. :3
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww.. thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconthe-winged-warden:
The-Winged-Warden Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Writer
Beautifully done.
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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:iconbluestorm548:
bluestorm548 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :hug:
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:iconphilipharvey:
PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful wings! ever thought about trying Pegasus the mythological winged horse? I'm sure you could paint a fine Pegasus .:D 
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :heart:
Great idea! I never thought of that, but I have to try that! Thanks (:
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:icontitanicdragon:
titanicdragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
amazing
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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:icontitanicdragon:
titanicdragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
You are welcome
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:iconkurootus:
kurootus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
:faint: :heart: :heart: *trying to recover from the pure EPICNESS of this gorgeous piece of art*
:iconiheartitplz:
Oh my gosh I don't even know where to start! This is just so beautiful and perfect in every way!! ;v; :heart: First of all, I really love the idea of this picture, and I really appreciate that you acknowledged his story and included it in this piece! c: And the way you portrayed him...!! :faint: Ahh he looks just so perfect in your style, which I really admire! And as I said earlier, the pose and anatomy are just phenomenal! The curve of his tail is beautiful and the whole layout of this picture just works perfectly. ´v`
And THE COLOURS! *_____* Your painting skills are superb! I could never even dream of painting anything this detailed with acrylics, gosh you are so talented! All the details in his wings (which are AMAZING btw) and feathers, also his fur and mane.. it's just epic! *^* The slightly blue shading really adds depth in this and I can't but stare in awe at that beautiful contrast between his white wings and the dark background. *q* I can see the light was difficul to paint, but I think you succeeded in it 110%!! c: It is truly beautiful :heart:
Ahhhh I can't thank you enough of this trade! I really really REALLY love this painting, thank you so much!! Danke schön! :la: :hug: :heart:
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww.... I can't thank you enough! :tighthug:
I'm really glad you like it! It was a great pleasure to read your most lovely comment! :heart:
Heh.. it made my day, really! :la: Oh sure, I always love to include something of the characters' history or specialty, I hope my interpretation was right. I'm just curious, though I thought a lot about him. Is there a particular reason why this city was destroyed? I also saw that you somethimes drew him together with another (I guess female) character, is or was she part of that city, too?

The pleasure was mine! This was indeed a wonderful art-trade, kiitos! :heart:
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:iconkurootus:
kurootus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Aww you're most welcome! c: :heart: :hug: Thank YOU! :la:
Aw that's so sweet of you! I feel flattered that you're interested of my character x) I'm not 100% sure about his story yet, but he has lived in solitude, guarding the ancient city which his father guarded before him. The city has a certain artifact which was used wrong in the past and then destroyed the city. D: Oh and the female character is a friend that led Khroma away from solitude. c:

I got your letter yesterday, the piece looks AMAZING irl too! *O* I really can't comprehend how you could paint all those details~ <3 You're so talented! It's looking so epic on my wall now. ;v; Thank you so much!! :heart:
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:icondragonicshadow:
DragonicShadow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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:icondragonicshadow:
DragonicShadow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconsiriusblack98:
siriusblack98 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty~<333
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :hug:
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful job! I also loved the trade!!
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :heart:
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconlotsoflowe:
LotsOfLowe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Great job! :D
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :love:
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:iconvedranr:
VedranR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:Looks so soft.
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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:icondrachenseele:
Drachenseele Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow echt schön das Licht wie es auf den Drachen fällt und die Schwingen.. O.o einfach Wahnsinn :D
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dankeschöön! :hug:
Ja die Flügel sind auch mein Lieblingspart, wahhh Ich lieeebe Federn :D
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:iconrainybreath:
RainyBreath Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how it is flying through the light. Magical. :la: And great design as well.
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconhuntern05:
hunterN05 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You do such beautiful dragon artwork, I said it before I'm saying it again.

This is awesome! :squee: he looks so great! legit, I love how you painted this! its so legit! the lighting and the shading is just superbly epic and just awesome!!

I love it! :heart:

Keep it up my friend ^^
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww.. thanks again for your most kind words! :heart:
I'm very glad you like it so much! :love:
I'll try my best ;P
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:iconhuntern05:
hunterN05 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome ^-^ you deserve them ;)

I love it! :D

Awesome :)
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:iconviperswan:
ViperSwan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh this is amazing! :+fav:
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :D
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