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'One of these days, dragon...' by NicGiraffe 'One of these days, dragon...' by NicGiraffe
Mythical creature confrontation.
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Comickook Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Not much I can say other than excellent job on the artwork. :-D
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Eli-J-Brony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Is the lady dragon on the right suppose to be Dulcy?
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's her. I just tweaked her design a bit.
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Eli-J-Brony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Who is that other dragon?
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a unicorn and one of my OCs.
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Eli-J-Brony Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Oh. My bad on mistaking him to be a dragon. What is his name?
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! His name's Stormblaze Oakrune. Basically he was created to be a best friend/mentor for Antoine.
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cakelesspixels Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
The expressions are perfect! I love how you draw Dulcy. :D And, as you already know, I'm a huge Stormblaze fan so any art with him is always great! I feel so bad for Dulcy though. Great job on this.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, poor Dulce has really stepped in it this time... XD
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Cyanidesaliva Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Hahaha, this is fantastic!
I love your expressions, as always.  You are sooo good at them, and I am forever envious of your skills.
I also feel a bit worried for Dulcy because, STORMBLAZE GON MESS YOU UP, GURL.
Be cool stormblae it's okay, ssh ssh.  Calm down!
He's looking great here though btw.  I always love seeing pictures of him.  ^^
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Expressions are my first love, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how decent Dulcy's hands turned out too. LOL, in spite of his expression here he'd never actually attack her or anything. The worst he'd do is maybe spank her.

Aw thanks! Admittedly I spent a lot of time looking at artists who draws semi-realistic horses to figure out how to draw him better. I'm still very interested in getting some commissions of him and his friends done.
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Cyanidesaliva Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Her hands turned out really well, they really did! And hands are such pains in the butts, but you made it look almost easy.  and LOL he just gets super angry and scary looking! Well okay then Stormblaze, a light punishment if she gets out of line is okay.   But still man, breathe, it'll be okayy.  No super stress levels, that's bad for you!

Hey references like that are awesome.  I need to use references more often for the stuff I want to do.  And ooh you should! The groups I watch, there are a lot of people who do anthro art.   And several of the are really, REALLY good at anthro art.  I can see if I can dig up some of them and link you?  A lot are expensive, but..eh, the price of quality hahah.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate hands so much, so I'm glad to hear these look normal and not like... fingers that were slammed in the door, LOL. Someone needs to get in there and start massaging his shoulders. XD

Yeah, I will attempt to draw the real animal first, but it just was't working for me in this case, so I said screw it, let me see those Disney/Spirit-looking horses. XD I've always envisioned Stormblaze in that style anyways. Oh would you? I appreciate. I've been closely looking at several artists who offer commissions. I'd love to get one in time for Christmas, but I don't know how realistic that is.
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Cyanidesaliva Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Ugh, hands are another one of those terrible things to draw.  They do look normal, and you did a really good job with the nervous twiddling too.  You should be totally proud of them, because you did an amazing job on them.  ANTOINE GET ON IT, BECAUSE YOU'RE HIS CLOSEST FRIEND RIGHT NOW. XD

Yeah, I like the disney/spirit-looking horses anyway.  There's just something better about them, y'know?  I can see him in that style too, looking like a bamf.  I will! What kind of anthros are you looking for, though?  I've passed by a lot of anthro artists, but I can look through the commission groups if I know the styles you're up for.  (the only problem is some of the best don't come cheap.  But, from what I remember seeing, they do good art).   Yeah unfortunately it'll be hard to get one in time for Christmas.  DX  It seems like you had to order it in november to get it in time. 

Or, to commission an artist who is known to put out good work fast.   I know one I've commissioned several times, but she doesn't do anthros.  Otherwise I would have linked you to her already.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! LOL. XD

Yeah. Horses are weird in that they can look freaky one moment and majestic and cool the next, lol. At least you don't get that with cartoony horses. =D Hmm, well, I'm not really into the ones that look like people with tails and animal ears. Definitely not SEGA style ones. I mainly prefer a style that's semi-realistic and the characters have more animal features but are expressive. But I'd be open to seeing my characters/or those I like drawn in various styles.  I need to talk some more about commissions at ISV, since I have some more questions about them. Ah yeah, I suspected as much.

True. I figure you would've, but thanks for the thought anyways!
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Cyanidesaliva Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
You're welcome! XD

Right? That is definitely the way I would describe them, from the years of horseback riding I took.  Although some were freakier and more majestic than others. XD  But of course, this is also just how horses are.  Silly, weird creatures.  And that's true! Fortunately cartoony they can look however you'd like in whatever style.  And okay, so no overly human anthro.   And no Sega style LOL.  I saw something like that ages ago on a journal, but because I wasn't interested in anthro art, I didn't fave it and moved on.  Gah, now I wish I had! ;;

I still watch a lot of commission groups though and there have to be anthro ones out there somewhere.  I'll still keep my eyes open and if I find anything semi-realistic but still expressive, I'll let you know! (the one I passed even had not as popular animals, like a boar anthro.  UGHHHH now I'm kicking myself for losing track of it.  I'm so sorry!)
Dooo it.  I've done enough commission hunting now, that I can answer at least some of your questions. XD

Yeah I hear you there, but I know that everybody has a particular style they prefer seeing their characters in,  Some just feel right while others are cute or cool, but don't really fit the character in your mind.

I WILL HOPE AND PRAY THAT ONE APPEARS AGAIN SO I CAN LINK YOU.  Or many, so you have more choices.  I know somewhere in my people i would love to commission faves there is somebody who does don bluth style, but IDK if that's your thing or not.  I'm still trying to figure out what I'd commission from them hahah.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
hah! Love the expressions here. :XD:
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Welcome. :)
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Flammifleure Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Goodness. xD Stormblaze sure looks mad. Good job, as always! I wonder what the story behind this is.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like he'd have little patience for Dulcy (ironic since she has some of the same faults Antoine does -- the klutziness, big mouth, naivete). Knowing her, she probably crashed into him and Antoine or accidentally set something on fire.
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Flammifleure Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
xD Oh dear. Those would be annoying happenings. And hey, he had little enough patience for Antoine's boasting! So it's not too hypocritical.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. xD
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Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
PFFFT HAHA! Their expressions are hilarious! I say that you've captured their emotions spot on. The confrontation between the two of them is clear to see and you did a great job catching it. :D
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Haus42 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I never would have imagined Stormblaze with a ponytail (huehuehue) and a goatee, but I am loving these designs. Also, Dulcy is awesome with hair instead of a crest, period.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL. Equine pun, I approve. :D Sometimes he wears his mane in a braid to keep it out of the way. Also, Stormblaze is based on a classical unicorn, which have beards like goats.

As for Dulcy's hair, this is kind of funny, but all these years I assumed she always had hair, but looking more closely at the official art, apparently it is a crest like what a reptile would have. themoreyouknow.jpeg Well, I want to play around with her design a bit anyways. XD
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