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The Journey by TheBlack-Arrow The Journey by TheBlack-Arrow
“Failure is not the end but the beginning of a beautiful journey."
~Jade Youssef

Contest entry for the Autumn Air contest held by :icondragonnation:

My little journey was the time I spent drawing this. It had it's ups and downs but I never stopped to look back on my mistakes, instead I looked forward to learning new things. c:

I'm so happy I uploaded this in time. I had a drawing ready a week before but I made a last moment decision to change the sky, which led to changing the ground and in the end changing Arrow's position xD
And I am glad that I made that decision because after all those references, painting, textures, refining, balancing the colours I was finally able to call it finished. I am very pleased with the end result. I don't think I ever spent so much time refining any drawing before this x)

I learned a lot during the drawing process, and if I may call this: a major improvement in my backgrounds. It took quite some time to do but after this, I'll surely get faster (:
And I think this will now classify as a full colour image.

I hope you like it! c:

Edit: added the author name
I have no idea to who the quote belongs to because I found it some years ago and wrote it in my notebook, but if you do please tell me.

Time: around 8 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS5.1 & graphics tablet
- no video, waaay too long
Art & character 'The Black Arrow' © me *TheBlack-Arrow
You are not authorized to copy, trace, reuse, redistribute, alter, or use in any way, shape or form without my permission!
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The clouds, wow, they're incredible and so unique! I never thought about drawings those kinds of clouds and I haven't see it on hardly any other art pieces. Everything else is also phenomenally done, truly!
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't even think of drawing these kinds of clouds, my first idea were the typical fluffy ones but for some reason they never turned out good. Later I had to do the laundry and I happened to look up at the clouds and there was this type so I thought "Eh, why not give it a try." x3
And thank you very much! (:
DarkAmber-Shade Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Oh. Wow. I should walk on "more from" more oftenly. Another incredible artist! ^^
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you (:
Eyecelphil Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have this hanging on my wall, and I still look at it everyday and be happy :) 
thank you! 
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it and thank you for purchasing it (:
DragonDescendant Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Sunima Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, i really dig this picture O.o
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
TiaraShin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing view, love the colours, awesome design of the dragon.:wow:
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