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'The Dragon is coming' by Tulikoura 'The Dragon is coming' by Tulikoura
Inspiration from "The Hobbit", J.R.R.Tolkien. Dwarves are hurrying to the hidden doorway, and dragonfear is upon them.

I'm really excited about The Hobbit- movie, and this picture has been in my head since I heard about it. Finally it's ready - i'm not too sure if I should change or add something, though.

Pen & Ink -work.
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Jack-O-Lantern Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was elloquent enough to say what I like about each and every peace made by You.

But I am not.

Here - it strikes me how detailed the peace is and yet, with the use of just one color, You managed to keep everything visible. Without any additional outlines and all that. I can see the back pack easily, I can tell where the dwarf ends and the mountain begins. That is really something.

Also - I absolutely love the perspective.

All the technical aspects, composition and the style contrubiute to the overall feel behind the peace. And I love it. Sorry Peter Jackson, THIS is how Tolkien should look like. Period.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was a good drawing, the result managed to be almost what I imagined. Technical problems, like small error in perspective (position of dwarves doesn't quite fit with the surroundings) and not finding a proper way to draw the sky and so on - I don't mind them.

You truly honour me with your words, but for me it's really hard to see these features you mentioned as something special. Maybe I lack some perspective, I don't know, but why should I see it as special at all, as it's just a normal way to draw, hehe. This makes me smile.

I really must to thank you for your interest towards my drawings. After all, if artist creates art, viewers define it. I don't beg for comments or views, but I do appreciate comments as I have learnt a lot from them ;)
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Jack-O-Lantern Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see no technical errors.

Even so, in the age of optimization and accuracy up to dozens of numbers after the coma I cherish imperfections.

The sky is perfect. If You walk out of a dark forest to see a snowy mountain reflecting sunlight, blur is all you are going to see.

Also, If I like a gallery and while browsing it I notice that the artist appreciates feedback, I take actually take some time and try to write something thoughtful. It is a habit of mine. I think it is the best form of appreciation.
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Dilnath Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Awesome dude!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you!
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Pretty drawing. Much of light:)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty much because I wasnt able to think a way to illustrate the sky - so I ended up using mist-like scenery there. Mist from the inner caves and tunnels, makes sense in a way.

Thank you for the comment!
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Artigas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Great job, specially with the expressions.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Expressions are always hardest part so it's great to hear that succeeded. Not perfect, because nothing is perfect, but it helps to build the atmosphere.
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kiwidoc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
I love the sense of movement in this. They are truly terrified, and moving as fast as they can, and your pic really brings this across. It also gives each dwarf his own personality. Very well done indeed!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you very much for this thoughtful comment!

"Rush"-feeling was my biggest problem actually when I drew this (being very essential aspect, I think), and if you think this can bring that feeling across -even a bit- I feel more than succeeded!

About personality... I have noticed and learned that gear or clothing wont make a person's "personality" (a mistake I usually make), it should also be seen on his/her expressions, and posture. A right mix which is hard to achieve, and even harder to "tell" with a single illustration. I won't even claim that I have succeeded on that, because it needs lots of practise to bring that across.
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kiwidoc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
You are welcome for the comment, and I'm glad you appreciate me writing something a bit more than "great job" :D It may help a little in that I already know these dwarves so well ... but still, I can see differences between them in far more than clothes and weapons. So it was a great job! :icondrowmoticon:
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ReverseTheEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. You can really feel their panic.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's glad to hear, as emotions and expressions are really a problem for me when I'm drawing. And for this work, I needed to add some "rush"-feeling, which is understandable if you know their situation :). I still need to practice much more.

Thank you very much for the comment!
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ReverseTheEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome ^^
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h0p3l3ssr0m4nt1c Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
wow. absolutely fantastic job. love it!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! Looking forward to see this movie, too!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. As artist's illustrations, movie makers have their own style and point of view on things, and "the Hobbit" especially offers plenty of aspects I'm interested to see.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me as well. And that's a totally different story and context than LOTR...
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Awesome!! :clap: :clap:
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it.
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
You are most welcome :rose:
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AlisonAilfinnAllan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Change nothing it's perfect as is
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment!

The sky is what bothers me a bit, but it revealed to be very difficult to mix clouds, mist and dragon's shadow all together in a effective way.
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AlisonAilfinnAllan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Well, you've met the challenge very well considering the medium of choice. To create shapes and shadows with lines only is quite a fete in anyone's book.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with that, recently I have been using a graphite pencil to support drawing ink a bit, and as you said there exists some limits what you can do. Or you can do, but with patience and practise.

Still, I think it's impossible to add any colours to these works. Drawback of this "medium"...
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009   Digital Artist
Great illustrations! :thumbsup:
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Schinkenspicker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW man your so damned awesome you should be ilustrator !!!

the detail the shapes the perspective , just awesome !
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm flattered. This one was a quite tricky work to do, so glad to hear it was a success :)
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Schinkenspicker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i believe you, how long are you already on this level ? bzw. how long are u already a drawner ? i mean you are 19 and damned professional i think you should do something with your talent !
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long I have been drawing, you ask? As long as I can remember, although in the last years somekind of quality level I dare to display. I started to practise with drawing ink in 2006, and slowly advanced to "this" level. I have always liked to detail much, and to aim for certain level of realism.

I'm just drawing for hobby, though. I doupt I could do this as my job or something, as it takes long to finish one and I usually have inspiration to draw. I can't draw if I don't feel motivated enough, a disadvantage which professional artists lacks.

Thank you for the comments!

Sorry for the delay for reply.
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megalobo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail and perspective and dynamics of this are outstanding! Poor little guys... better run!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Heh, according to the book, that really was a very hasty situation. I tried to add some panic and rush to it, but I'm not so good when it comes to emotion or such.
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megalobo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What you said? Are not you good? You only can be joke!!!
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HowlSeage Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Woooo, detaiiiilll.
Once you move into color, I can already see you working on magic the gathering cards. Your works are phenominal. Stop keeping me waiting, i want to se some colors!! :P
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, thanks :). About colouring; in my case, it's easier to say than do.

My colouring-experience is almost zero, plus I've seen so many phenomenal artists here in DA (including you) whos colouring is really 'something' with these Photoshops/paints, so... how could I say this... I don't even dare to try :)

So briefly, my skills and equipments are outdated. Thanks for encouraging!
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Grishend Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You never fail to impress me with your drawings... awesome detail. I also love the composition.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment! Glad you like it.

It wasn't too easy to ink this one (there was some major problems) so opinions are more than welcome, as every artist know.

If I only could draw the sky as you do, this would be perfect.
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Grishend Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D

Yes, I agree... but I don't think I can find any evident flaws on that piece.

Haha my skies are digitally drawn though... :D
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