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Flight lesson by matena Flight lesson by matena
An old piece, done in January or even earlier. If you know my own site [link] and you actually happened to check it you could see this there when it was finished.

Nothing to tell about this one, really. Hmm, if I thought about it more I would say there is something to tell. Scales. They're a nightmare, and now I'm not thinking of that pretty demon equene-thing.
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Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is such a cute baby. also the grass is awesome
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matena Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Well, the grass is a preset brush in Photoshop :forgiveme: I was too lazy to paint a proper background :P
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silverglass19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009   Digital Artist
Excellent job on the poses! Very dynamic. :nod:
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matena Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Thank you :)
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Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
The line art and color choice look great. :)
The poses are awesome, too.

Scales may be a pain, but you get used to them after a while.

I think the main thing with the wind is that it seems that you have two different wind directions, between the grass and trees. Adverse conditions indeed. ;)
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matena Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Thanks for the feedback :)
Actually wind can be very naughty and it can change its direction quickly in certain places, depending on its kind. At least this is what I experienced :)
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VolcanoQueen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009

Old piece or not, its still beautiful! C:
I love the poses, i especially like how you drawn their wings ^^
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matena Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Thanks!
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VolcanoQueen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009

Np :D
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Dragon-lover15 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
very cute :D
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crimson-howl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Just..Amazing!! Thanks for sharing it !!
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Great work on the scales. I've never been brave enough to attempt them myself... XD

Interesting that there's obviously a very strong wind, which would certainly be helpful if harnessed correctly during flight lessons. But I would expect the dragons to be facing into the wing rather than parallel to it, so that the younger one could use the headwind to generate easy lift. *shrugs*
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matena Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Hmm, perhaps this lesson was an advanced one, about flying in less convenient circumstances ;P Anyway, one must keep balance in every kind of wind :)

Scales are not so frightening... I mean they look frightening but they can be handled well if you're patient. Quite patient.
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Hey, that works. :) The younger dragon looks too old for this to be his first flight, anyways.

Well, I've never attempted them, so I'm still plenty frightened... >_> I'm pretty patient, though. I have to be; I'm too much of a perfectionist.
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matena Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Well, you can try them even now... :) Use photos of lizards as references (I recommend photos of crocodiles because their scales are clearly visible in most pictures). That works :)
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Well, I could try, if I were really drawing anything... XD I have a piece in progress that's not playing nice, and I haven't touched it for a week or so. I'd like to put scales on it eventually, though...
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matena Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Oh... Not touching a piece for more than a week surely means for me that I won't ever touch it again :D But that's probably only my madness :P
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Well, it's not like I'm working on something else. And I really want to get this drawn... But I'm really not an artist; I can't just get an idea and draw it out however I want. I'm too much of a perfectionist, and I take a weird approach to drawing stuff. At some point last week, I was just having so much trouble drawing the piece I'm on right now that I just got too frustrated and haven't touched it since. But I'm planning on finishing it... I hope. :/
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matena Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Oh, don't worry about this. I don't consider myself an artist either. I'm rather a "designer", if it's not an exaggeration (by the way it is :P) And planning is already a good sign :)
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RavynCrescent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Loving this! Cute little baby dragon learning to fly. Awww ^_^
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PCRaven Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Cute :) The little dragon.

A very good pic, I love the background and how it looks like the wind is blowing. The dragons look good too.
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DeerDandy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the same thing of Psycho-angel!
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Lucie-P Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
magnificent ! :heart:___:heart:
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matena Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Thanks :)
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DeerDandy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! deux francaise (?) qui ont du mal avec l'anglais et qui aime matena!
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Lucie-P Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
mdrrr xDD
oui je suis française ^^
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DeerDandy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ouais vive les français sur deviantart :)
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Lucie-P Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
^^
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