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Morning Valley by Leithster Morning Valley by Leithster
Aaaahhhh I'm really trying so hard to get better at backgrounds! D: But they always look so messy and sketchy, and I don't know how to fix that. :c

But anyways, here's my dragonsona on an early morning flight. c: I also sort of attempted doing her markings symmetrical, like I asked you guys about in my latest journal. Still not sure if I'll keep them that way.

I really like this boxed-in background style thing, I think it looks really neat. Should I do this more often, and maybe take commissions like it?
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Madsters Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite picture ;A;
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Leithster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwwwww pffff OH YOU <3 STOP MAKING ME SMILE LIKE AN IDIOT OVER HERE
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Madsters Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true! I love this so much! <3
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Leithster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I love your art mooaaarrrrr! >:U
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Madsters Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LIES. >:U
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I rather like how tha dragon seems to fly out of the picture. (right at me!) That's an interesting effect. Say, I think you can get rid of the white borders by making it a PGN file and make the white transparant. I think that will make the effect even better. :)
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! That means a lot! :D And that's an excellent idea, maybe I'll try that!
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Love-Only-Knows Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooow sis!!! This is the most beautiful drawing of yours I ever seen!! Really, you did a wonderful work! The pose is amazing, and I can't say how much I love the backround!!! And the face, the wings, the colors, everything!!! A perfect combinartion!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww thank you so much sis! :aww: That really means a lot, you're too nice to meeeee :tighthug:
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Love-Only-Knows Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naaaww, I'm just saying the truth!!! You're welcome sis!!:tighthug:
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Eldnsay Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Very nicely done! ^^
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! c:
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Eldnsay Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
You are welcome! ^^
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Irialda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It looks great! I love how you did the background, and the colours <3

Also, if you don't want it all to be so sketchy looking, I recommend colouring doing small circles.
I think that way you won't leave the pencil strokes at the background.
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! ;u;

Oohhh that's a really good idea, I'll have to try that! c: Thanks for the advice! :>
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BeoWulf1289 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fo sho!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Alrighty! C:
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patduffy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the boxed in background style looks really good. I think your background is really pretty good. Is it done in colored pencil? They are so hard to use in large areas and I find hard to blend. Your dragon is terrific. I really like the detail and the way the wings are done. I went to your gallery and you do great looking dragons.
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! That means a lot!
And yup, I use colored pencils! c: I agree, coloring in large spaces with them is rather difficult and tedious. xD
Thanks again, I appreciate it!
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ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love it! oh and for the background and coloring any thing really. It helps to make firm single strokes in one direction. It's ok to press down a little harder, fill in all those white speckles buy coloring over the area again, sharpen your pencil and get as close to edges as possible to get a cleaner finish.
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :'D
And I'll definitely try doing that, that seems like it would really help! c: Thanks so much for the advice, it means a lot! :aww:
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Dragonpride12 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
this looks neat. I like it. And the boxed in background makes the dragon seem like she's coming out of the drawing, so it gives it some added pzazz.
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much, that means a lot! c:
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Eragon007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
omg this is one the best and most detailed pictures i have ever seen by you :D :D great job!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww thank you so much! :aww: That means a lot!
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Eragon007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
your very welcome :D
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TalonRGero Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like she's flying through a window. Epicness.
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! c:
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TalonRGero Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite welcome
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Dinorenk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
It's really good like that. I agree with you the box thing makes it even better with the pose you chose
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, that means a lot! c:
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wolfgirl-1999 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The background does not look sketchy! That's awesome! :D And I love the dragon!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! c: That means a lot!
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wolfgirl-1999 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :D I wish I could draw backgrounds that good!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Well anyone can do it, all it takes is practice! c:
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wolfgirl-1999 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Well then I'm going to have to practice a lot! XD
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Duarte3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG
I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE ;_;
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
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Duarte3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDD
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the character, and it is really neat how he is flying out of the background! It looks really good!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much Jon! :'D That really means a lot to me!
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem^^
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. I think this has to be my favorite picture of your, I love it!
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Leithster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Really? :'D Thank you so much, that means a lot!
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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