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Syzygy by hibbary Syzygy by hibbary
It's time for more original work for the con. I'm digging into my stacks of old paper.

What to say about this.... It's another member of my disappearing dragon series. The paper was made years ago with textile ink, leaves (to make the pattern) and salt. My visual idea was to have a creature (creatures) breaking a liquid surface, and to use an opaque paint to signify form above the water, and move to a transparent medium when addressing objects beneath the water.

The result was very successful (and I should like to try it again) but the paper fought me all the way. Salt has a tendency to get into the fibers and disrupt paint, especially watery paint. The salt was accidental. The paper had absorbed it from some other paper sitting in the pile.

But well, these things happen, and it turned out well regardless. I wish I could work a bit more on it, but the convention looms, and I need to get onto other things. I'll price it high, and if I bring it home, I'll work on it some more.

Thanks everyone who looks/faves/comments :3
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Zelinxia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I think your contrasting effects turned out very well. Definitely going to check the rest of your gallery!
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Judeclx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
 Bloody amazing
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe they look like koi dragons 
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CNome Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Been looking for this picture forever and I'm glad to finally find it! I love the technique you used to use one medium above water and another below. I especially love the results and the pose of the two dragons is beautiful. Excellent work :D
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Wolveslair Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still absolutely love this picture :)
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gudruna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
wonderful
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Not-Think Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!! It's got so much depth to it and you've illustrated the transparency/reflectiveness of the water fantastically.
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DoorStop1227 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
awesome!
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Photographer
AMAZING! :O <3
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
That is sooo SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! :dance:
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