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Clockwork Dragon by KeyboardingChihuahua Clockwork Dragon by KeyboardingChihuahua
  This is my first try at coloring with Prismacolor markers. So I'm still getting used to them.
 I actually made this in the middle of November, I don't know why I waited to put it up. Distracted, I guess.
Well anyways I think now I want to try making an owl in a similar style.
And I shaded the cogs and gears with blue because for some reason, the 24 pack of Prismas I bought does not contain gray. The only one that did was a specific cool blues and grays pack that I was not wasting my money on. But I've read a few times that shades of gray and black are only good to shade with in black and white drawings and when it's a dark picture, because otherwise they take away from the color. So maybe it worked out.
And this didn't fir perfectly in my printer so a tiny bit might be cut off. And I think the bulb or whatever light it uses to scan is dying or something, cause lately I've been noticing it's not scanning as good.
The holidays are coming up soon so I guess I'll wish all you children a Happy Holiday now. :D
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BerryBerryArty Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Artist
What a perfect way to end 2013 - The Year of the Dragon. :meow:
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't even realize 2013 was year of the dragon. I don't keep up with the Chinese horoscopes that well, so I never know what year is what, except for knowing I'm an ox. Well yes indeed, quite a coincidentally cool way to end it. :D
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BerryBerryArty Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Artist
I'm an ox too :D

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Clashdyno Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool a little busy but very cool none the less the colors are awesome and the Japanese influence is really well portrayed but I like that you put your own style in it  I hope you do the owl
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D It was my first time using Prismacolor markers, so I was getting accustomed to them while making this, I'm glad it turned out good. And, yeah, I've always liked Eastern dragons more than western ones, they can pose in so many more ways and are so dynamic!
And I actually started sketching the owl. :D
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Red-Foxie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
good art, I like it :)
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D I appreciate it.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Wow, that's really cool. Great job! Dragons ftw!! 
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
Dragons are always cool.
I've loved them since I was 7 or something.
And consequently, I'd say about 35% of the books on my bookshelf are about dragons or related to them.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Dragons are definitely the coolest fictional animal out there, in my opinion. I've loved them for a long time as well, probably since I was four. I have lots of dragon statues in my room. I can't remember if you've read the last dragon chronicles, I think you have, but i have a clay statue of the dragon Gadzooks, made by a friend of the author.
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I actually have! I thought it was a pretty good series. Interesting start, with the clay dragons and all, and although it was very confusing and very heavy on symbolism and stuff like that (like say in the later books in the series, like Dark Fire and beyond, I had to reread a lot to understand what was going on, and to this day, I don't think I ever 100% understood everything) but it was still a great series.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I didn't even finish fire world, because the series got so off track... It was all to confusing, the whole series was becoming a blur of symbolic confusingness. I could take it. Before dark fire, I thought it was a great series.
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fire world was tough for me to read, with everyone's alternate personas and the fire birds and that was the book with so much symbolism and gaps that you had to fill in yourself, like thinking "Why did this happen?". The Fire Ascending (the one after it) was thankfully, more straightforward, although it still retained some of the un clearness that Fire World had, I at least always knew what was going on. I think the author just tried to put too much in. And I mean I read them when I was 13-15, and I had a hard time following them sometimes, and I'm guessing the books' target age group is even lower, so I can't even imagine how hard they are for some kids to read.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Yeah, I read them when I was 8-10. I was an above average reader at that age, being able to understand stuff a lot of kids couldn't, but I was still confused. The author seems like a nice guy, but he just tried to fit in too much stuff. Fire world seemed like an entirely new book. I doubt I'll read ascending because that would mean I'd have to read the rest of fire world. XD
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Honestly, if you read at least a little bit of Fire World, you don't even need to finish it to understand The Fire Ascending. Or well I mean, if you read at least a bit of Fire World, you won't understand The Fire Ascending any less than someone who finished Fireworld. David and Rosanna are in it, but not really any other characters carry over and the plot like changes completely, no fire birds or librarium or anything.
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, id say you did pretty good! 

quite an interesting drawing :) 
i love the face and flames!
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
   I like the way the face and flames came out, I had to take a lot of time blending the colors in the flames, but it was worth the time.
And then my printer goes and makes them look muddy. XD
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eep i dont think it looks so muddy hehe. 

but i agree, it certainly was worth the time, your dragon came out great ^^ 
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh lol guess I'm being too hard on my poor printer.
But thanks again. :D
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe, maybe not ^^ 

you know how the original looks, but we dont! :) 

hehe youre welcome ^^
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