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Technology's Rising by SamuraiDragon Technology's Rising by SamuraiDragon
I didn't win the contest I entered this into, but eh, who cares, it was fun.


When I was doing the bg... I re sized to show my parents.. and

didn't re size back.

This is the highest res file I've got of in its finished state now. *crys* Its was at least 4 times the size before!! All my precious details ....

Time taken: Alot of hours.
Programs and things Used: PS CS2, Wacom School Tablet.
The original dragon was a sketch I did on paper 8D


Nanodragons are (c) to ME and only me >D Same as with that city.
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:iconblu3wolf:
blu3wolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
note to self, samuraidragon; save a backup. ALWAYS....
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Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I love this dragon very much. Will you put a description of it?
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

Basically, it is a dragon created by nano-technology. It's speeds are capable of beyond super-sonic. It's power is regenerative and ferocious.

Sorry I can't put a full description, I don't have the time right now :c
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Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks! And don't worry, I know the feeling very well. Put the description when you have time ;)
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Canvasian Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awrsome x3 I like how you have wires / cables running through to power the suit :3 We've added it to our favorites at dragontechlabs.deviantart.com ^.=.^
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey! Thanks so much! C:
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:iconcanvasian:
Canvasian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem c:
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oldschoolreject Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
completely awesome
love it
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seltaya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Love it, definitely one of my all time fave pics. So sad about the resize, would have made a kick ass wallpaper.
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Resizing has become my worst nightmare when working on a high res pic x3 Thankyou!
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seltaya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
You're welcome! I have that nightmare too, so I periodically save, in a separate file each time, my progress so far. That way if I screw up and save the screw up, I'm not overwriting what I did want to keep.
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I think I'll start doing that to. x3 Its such an obvious solution, but it never crosses my mind while I'm drawing D:
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:iconseltaya:
seltaya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
good idea lol
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The-Lone-Predator Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Very nice!!! I was wondering, how do you do your colouring and shading? :)
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

Ooh that's actually a hard question x3

With this one, I got the base colours down, then did the basic block shading. I then went on to a bit more detailed shading then the details. I think after that I even added a bit of a shadow layer over the top of some, and did the highlights in the same way.

Some things I think I even shaded as I went, such as parts of the background.
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The-Lone-Predator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
your welcome!!! and thanks for telling me, i was wondering about that!! X3 :icongoofygrinplz:
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:3 Not quite sure how attempting the explanation helped at all, I still got HEAPS to learn about this style of coloring. But you're welcome anyhows! x3
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that you lost the original size, but I think it's still awesome! I just love his design. Well done :clap:
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Tis a mistake I'm certainly not making again x3

Thanks a bunch! And for the fav also :3
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear :D

You're welcome! :heart:
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Limity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Awsome o.o
You are a really good artist! :)
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thankyooou!! :glomp: It took forever to get done x3

Fear time consuming art! D:!
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pendragonvamp Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Writer
Very nice. The detail is astounding and I love the color theory you chose.
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou!
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Khezix Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
ZOMFGlssd, that is so awesome. I love sci-fi-type stuff. sklf, the wings are so awesome.
:+fav:, fo sho.
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a heap!

phwwaaa Sorry for the dooms-day long reply >.> I'm hideous at keeping up with messages >.>

Thanks for the favs to! :3
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Khezix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
I know how you feel. I'm gone for just a couple days and it takes me forever to catch up with my messages. x_x It wouldn't be so hard if I weren't a lazy procrastinator... but I am.
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apox0n Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow! those wings are amazing! they must have taken forever! and you've done a lovely job on the background too! :D
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
haha they DID take forever xD At least, it felt like it. Thanks~! :D
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DarkTwilightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student General Artist
*jaw drop*
:ohnoes:
it's. total. omgthisisamazingness.
I love everything about this dragon! Sorry about the details lol.
<.<
>.>
:+fav:
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
8D Thankyooou~! Yey! :3

Details will always take forever D: *has given in to this sad fact*
xD

Guess what...

18 days and I will finally have a copy of SSBB!!! It's finally being released here! Oh yessssss :drool:
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DarkTwilightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student General Artist
hehe np :)

OMG
AND I GOT MY WII ON THE INTERNET SO WE CAN PLAY WHEN U GET URS!!!!!! :ohnoes:
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
OMG!!!

We have our Wii online toooo!! *runs in exited circles*

Yesssshhh!! We shall!!!
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DarkTwilightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student General Artist
:omg:
TOTAL AWESOMENESS

*tell me when u have brawl and we shall battle te hee*
But I kinda brawl with all secret charas so....is that ok? (if not I'll improvise lol):D
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Booyeah!! Totally!! I shall tell theee~ !

It seems then.. that I shall have to unlock some secret characters then....

*muhahahahah*

For 'secret' has a nice ring to it, I to would probably want to Brawl with at least one of them.... >D
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008   General Artist
wow, this dragon rocks!!! Just awesome details and concept. Great work!
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
If only details didn't take so long xD Thanks!!
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zukomyprince Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
unFRIKINbelieveable!
omg thats incrediable!
love the light bouncing off the bladed wings!
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thankyoooou~~ 8D Yey~ bouncy lights! It's why I love metal so~
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Wolf-fx Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Looks amazing, you did such a great job with the detail, especially on the dragon. Absolutely awesome:) Good luck:D
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!! : D Ooh detail... :faint: The only bad thing about it is the time it takes xD
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lollienet Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
WOOOO fav
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Yay! 8D Tankyaw
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Ardengrail Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
O_o soooooo good!!

I really love this picture!! I hope u get first place!
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thankyoooussss!
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Ardengrail Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh it's my pleasure!!
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I shudder to think how long the other people who put even more details than that in take to finish a picture >.>

Thankyou!
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SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
hehe thanks! :iconpyroaxel: made it for me :3 I like your avvie to, though its not new, I still think it looks great! :D
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