A children's book illustration for Alison Baird's The Dragon's Egg. This is definitely the result of a few too many hours spent rendering in Photoshop.
The character studies are superb, with an unusual Oriental - influenced dragon, and the colors are so warm and magical. The overall piece is just beautifully rendered, and you can tell alot of effort and heart went into their work.
The Dragon Palace by ~ovibos (
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It definitely helps to keep the picture as large as possible and zoom in while painting. I find that having at least one dimension at 3000 pixels and setting it to 300 dpi works well. That's about as big as I can go without making Photoshop and my poor old laptop lag too much, but I imagine other artists go even bigger :3