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The Lizard King by reeks The Lizard King by reeks
Ahh it's bee far too long since I last made a dragon just for the fun of it :)
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argentwolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you can feel the malevolence in its regard...
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GwieGiggles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
very impressive work man.
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FrozenFirePhoto Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
<3 the textures.
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tWisSticHrisSI Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Jaw-dropping-ly amazing! :clap:

Dragons are awesome! This picture is awesome!
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Vinsanity22 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Dude I just LOOOVE your dragons!!!
You should make more of them 'cause you rock at it ;)
Excelent work!! :D
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SindriJo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very impressive as always Reeks, but my eyes really want to see some motion-blur on those chains for a bit more dramatic effect.

I like the lighting on the head though, make's the eyes scarier.
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BERKAYBERKAYBERKAY Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wov, nice expressioned artwork !

:spotlight-left: :star:
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ArchDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh, the poor dragon :( What did he ever do?
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That looks like a movie effect. Top quality work!
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horai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Oh man, I still treasure the original ones you posted here. It's good to see you back in the Dragon saddle as it were. :D

This one is severely pissed off. :lol:
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thank you so much :D

.. And yes, being chained up has a nasty habit of making dragons miss breakfast
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horai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
You're most welcome. :D
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Lady-AKyashaa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the realism is insane, what program do you use if I may ask? I could never achieve this kind of realism. The textures are insane!
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ferretallica Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
The scary thing is... for all the time between your dragons, not only have you not lost anything, if anything your work is way better!
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Aww thank you! The secret is bigger, better machines ;) One day Maya might even come up with a proper upgrade too.
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Good grief I'd almost forgotten how nice it is to share here - all nice comments, thank you all for the feedback so far!

:D
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Quillmaster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
WoW! Looks almost real!
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tyranus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
great image, the pose and lighting are very well done, and the texture on the model is gorgeous.

I'm also curious how you made this though, to me it looks like zbrush but could you clarify please? thanks.
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sh4dow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
ah, fantastic as always... i love it how your renderings look like paintings. i'm guessing it's probably because of the lighting and texture work?

anyway, happy to see that you had the time to do one of those :)
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Thank you sh4dow! That mean more to me than you might realise. All too often we're striving for photo-perfection in 3D CG work, but in my spare time I really enjoy trying to recreate the classic fantasy paint style. That's pretty much why all textures are hand painted, and the lighting always far from realistic. (That's my excuse anyway ;)
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sh4dow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
well, i guess i still have a lot to learn and do before i get bored with photo-realism myself but of course i still understand the desire for doing something different once in a while :)

btw - i just noticed a little something that you might or might not find correct-worthy as well... the blue light you used to lighten the shadows a bit is pretty strong on some of the chain links in the lower left of the picture.
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dl-grendel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH THAT IS AWESOME! how did you do this?
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peach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Artist
great! still using 3ds max exclusively?
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Actually no. As much as I enjoyed the period of working with Max, none of my clients have needed anything in Max format since. All Maya these days :/
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I have been waiting to see more of your work. thanks
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
*beaming* :D I'm flattered! Thank you
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Great work :)
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Lordofmyths Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Amazed again.
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xadeus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
hey man, that's really good! really like the light banging off his head :nod:
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
I was expecting awful critique for that lighting (over-exposed, whiteburn etc) but I was more concerned to get the luminance values correct for the composition. In other words- yay! it makes the shape of his head more pronounced, plus made the eye sockets sufficiently shadowed. Recessed like something primal
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xadeus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
ah i agree, used right and "over exposed" areas can be very realistic, since our eye sees them often with bright lights, sunlight.. contrast changes... um.. ya found a good balance there :nod:
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thedrifterzaz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
What did you use to make it? Excellent work!
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reeks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Maya, Photoshop, mini-pizzas and the occasional drop of whiskey ;)
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thedrifterzaz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
a delicious recipe for dragon creating
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SpiritWoodsEDELWEISS Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O.O
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tigaer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice modelling there :)
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muzikkman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The cropping seems a bit off to me. But that may be because the model and textures are amazing and I want to see more. :D

Glad to see something new! :w00t:
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