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Dragonslayer battle over the holy city of Nirvana by dacadaca Dragonslayer battle over the holy city of Nirvana by dacadaca
Fairy Tail fanart I started during the summer vacation and finally finished. I really liked the battle between Natsu and Cobra and in my opinion it was the best one in the whole series :) I exaggerated it a little for my fangirl needs, I hope that's alright for you xD

Paint tool SAI, Wacom bamboo fun and who the hell knows how many hours of work

Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima
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OK here we go: the colours and detailing bring out the picture well, the colours are nice and effects are good. The background is fair but the light source on the rocks is a bit off, if you were going for the sun setting (which i'm guessing you were) the light would have reached the outskirts of the city and the closest towers/buildings would have been dark. Here it gives more of the perspective of the moon shining but even then it would be a bit dimmer. The snake is good but the face shape could be tweaked a little, the lighting got lost/smudged in, little light details on the eye would have made it stand out more. (if you were going for it to be hidden then ok but still just a suggestion). One more thing: it looks like you ran out of room on the canvas and had to squish it together, that's ok and not very important but if you'd made it wider then it would have given it a more cinematic look and you would have been able to play with the angle more!


Otherwise: love it! that Happy is so nice! poses are good but again because of squishing- angle got skewed, and i love this fanart, not many people i've seen drawing these battles has made a good one like this, thanks it made my day! Keep being awesome...................!


Ningeko16
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This is a really strong piece that showcases a great deal of technical skill.

I give this 3 stars for originality--given that it's a fanart piece of a specific battle in a show. It should be noted that's as far as I will go for a piece of fanart, though had this not been fanart I would have given it 4.5.

The vision in this piece is inspiring, however, as I have yet to have any interest in the series before now and suddenly I am finding myself interested in watching it, solely based on the this artwork. You create a mood that is simultaneously whimsical and fantastic, awkward and glorious, which reminds me why I fell in love with the uncut version of One Piece.

As for Technique, as I said there is some evident skill that's quite amazing. But render is not consistent. On the one hand you have the right figure, which is superbly rendered and which I feel is the level of quality I would expect from giants like Square Enix. On the other hand you have the snake head, which I feel is not bad but just sort of flat, and the hair/face of the left figure, which seems to be a flat, anime rendering in a piece that is otherwise full of strong depth and rendering. Don't get me wrong--neither the snake nor the left figure's head are /bad/, but they look somewhat awkward next to the profoundly /good/ rendering in the rest of the work, like a B student in a class full of 4.0s. The left figure's left hand needs a smoother transition of shading, and the fingers, especially the thumb need to be redone with a reference because the depth of the hand disappears completely. It's obvious your skill is great, it just falters in places.

Impact seems a fitting note to end on, because it is the overriding quality of the work--it is striking. Simply put the impact is just inspiring, and this piece stands out as a portfolio gem for the mood, awe, and impression that it evokes. You communicate unequivocally to the viewer that this is the sort of glorious event that a poet is transfixed by. Well done.
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EmmalineEucliffe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student General Artist
amazinnnngggggg
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MsLinn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whoah, that's epic!:happybounce: 
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DrewHolid Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Wow this is amazing :D
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WatchHerFly Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Oh my GOSH the coloring on this is spectacular. I LOVE IT.
That and I don't get to see much fan work of Cobra. :la:
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Lucy-H9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
cool :la:
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Lemnel24 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most epic of all! Its coloring caught my attention! And the fighting scene sure is epic! :icongreatjobplz:
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Flamereel18 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
This is beyond awesome- simply amazing :D
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Monymaii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:wow: Awesome
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmonymaii:
Monymaii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
you're welcome :D
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Thoregor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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passion00 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can it be that I didn't commented on this one? O.o
I kinda loose myself here, while jumping from deviation to deviation...
Mmmh, maybe I tell you what I thought as I first saw this, no wait! Let's tell it in a short story:
Random girl (me XD) is bored. She clicks around, from page to page, from YouTube back to DA, demotivated than never ever before. It's just frustrating that she never can bring that on the paper what she wants to. Suddenly she ends up here. Normally she always comments the pics in her mind, like: Wow, this is awesome! or Not bad at all!
But this time it's different! It's just white. Nothing to say. She just clicks on fave and moves to the next pic. But she doesn't stays long anywhere. She returns to this one, looks at it and then this one word appears in her head:
Epic!
And that's all :D
This was my today's challenge!!!
Sorry, but the challenge was to write a text to say something simple!
So instead writing: Epic! and a icon I did this XD
I think my todays challenge was a success! Yay! :iconarigatouplz:
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For a 'simple' challenge you sure made it complicated xD
Hahah, thank you so much!! :hug:
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passion00 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No problem :D Yes I did XD well somehow I had to do it right after my first challenge was awful XD
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LOUdotD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :D what can I say!!
You should tweet it on Mashima's profile! He'll be speechless :D
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh I want to but if I could only speak Japanese, even a little D'8 I think he doesn't speak English and it would be kind of stupid to just send him a link >.<
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LOUdotD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Try google translator or ask a Japanese friend if you know someone, or u could ask how to translate your sentence into Japanese on Yahoo answers!

But seriously, you should contact him! There is a deviant here, I forgot her name who did a great fanart of Lucy and Natsu wearing cats clothes and shouting AYE with Happy. It is on his twitter :D
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Will do that! *v*

Oh that's *LadyGT :D I remember when she did that :)
It was actually when I started drawing this, hehe xD
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LOUdotD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's her :)

You can always ask her you know ;)
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Niramuchu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is epic! :D
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Niramuchu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem :huggle:
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reve7747 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Beautiful! I love detailed FT art like this. I like the blue part of the flame that is shooting out of Natsu's mouth before the big fireball.
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D It's amazing you noticed such a small detail :heart:
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paindolor666 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
exelete sige dibujando mas
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Schnapps-Kevlar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really well done- you can see a great deal of confidence in the way you have approached the form, perspective, and lighting. composition too. yes - this is pretty fantastic.
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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ExtraMediaLover Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I LOVE THIS PICTURE THANK YOU!!!!
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!! :D
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ExtraMediaLover Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome you deserve to be in the Anime Hall Of Fame!!!
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh that's a bit too much :blush:
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Claire-Starsword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Amazing. Truly wonderful. Beautiful. The only reason I don't say anything else is because I can't find a word that describes this exactly. This is one of my favorites battles too, and seeing such a masterpiece of it made my day. You did an incredible job.
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh! :blush: Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like it!! :hug:
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Yahik0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is sooo freaking awesome very very well done i love the colors and the detailed clothes
Happy looks cute as always and i really like how you painted natsus clothes they are like lacerated :D
Your coloring stile is awesome
one thing : you could set a little more gloss in the picture :)

But this is just how i wouldo it anyway its amazing :)
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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heroic-dreamwalker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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Sebauchiha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Masterpiece, incredibly perfect :squee:
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it! :love:
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FrostbiTe17 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
i love the poison balls *_* luv it
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Juviaaa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it ^^
very good job!!!
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Monkey-d-Sam Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
this is AWESOME
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tiger-salamander Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Epic :D
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byzumen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So epic! *.* I love it *.*
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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grimmiko88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
woooooow! Amazing! :) /This fight is one of my fav too, and Cobra is my favourite character :D/
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dacadaca Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: Cobra is awesome indeed :lol:
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