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Ink dragonnets by Rhynn Ink dragonnets by Rhynn
After too much CG, it's good to go back to traditional media once in a while, so here are a bunch of inkwash dragons on watercolor paper
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Forem Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Charming little dragonnets, these would make a great cards. Or game characters. ^^ Anyways, lovely.
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lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these! Any chance of a walkthrough/making of? At a guess I'd say you laid down the flats, darker areas then let that dry before painting the details? Did you use anything to protect the white or just paint really carefully?
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Rhynn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Pretty much, yes, I start with the dark, ink heavy zones and wash the ink toward the lighter zones. once the base is dry, I add some scales here and there.

I have a rough drawing underneath and try to stick to it while painting. I'm not always sure where the white parts are going to be, it's really while painting that it gets decided. It depends a lot on wether or not a mess up aha.

I'm glad you like them :)

Honestly though, the ink does a lot of the job. Depending on the ratio ink/water the color changes from a yellow, almost gold color to a rich blue. As it dries the colors tend to fade a little but you can bring them back in with some photoshop tweaking.
The originals end up less saturated though.
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lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thanks for your explanation! :D I have to try these some time, I've got a ecoline I think should work. :)
Interesting colour change from yellow/gold to blue!
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theMoon-sFantasy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
:heart: omg they're all so cute!! Great work *3*
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Charming little fellows!
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Rhynn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah wow these are all adorable! I really like how each one is unique in design and pose, they all look awesome and the ink technique is beautiful <3
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Rhynn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like the little guys!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Simplistic in the most beautiful way. Those scales and subtle colors make these even more awesome!
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MsMoorlandSnow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :D keep it up :)
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aboveClouds Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Digital Artist
These are really wonderful! It's amazing that you're able to get so much detail and design into such small pictures.
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allytha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love these!  they're all so cute.
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dragonladych Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, how adorable!
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Shinywing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these :D The use of ink and the actual designs you made for the Dragons is great. Very creative!
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice colours ^^
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Glintfang Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice ^^
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ValkAngie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh la vache, j'adore!!! :heart:
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Seolhe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this style, would love to see more of it :)
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, looks great, I would like to see more of them with a background in the same style.
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Tirramirr Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw!
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PanneAgonic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
It looks fantastic. I like the technique you are using!
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Salpa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
They look so happy! I really love the one in the upper right corner.
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thrallath Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow your really talented. 
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
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KaymeDeLynn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
These dragons are super intriguing. I enjoy that they aren't all the same and you created different breeds of dragons and didn't just do the same dragon over and over again. Your style is beautiful, the lights and darks flowing together perfectly. Do you mind if I ask what kind of brush you used? I have never learned to inkwash but it has always peaked my interest and I want to learn how.

My favorite dragon is the one on the top right, it's adorable and perfectly models my idea of a dragon. Very nice work! :meow:
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JodiChicken Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RAWR!*Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) Ice Dragon Green Dragon Dancing dragon XD Dragonhead Emoticons Water dragon - emoticon :golddragon: :chaosdragon: Mascot Adrian La Emote Dragon's tIL 
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
these are amazing and would make awesome tattoos ! <3
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Oh wow, these are beautiful!
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