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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.

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Time: around 8 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS5.1 & graphics tablet
- no video, waaay too long
Art & character 'The Black Arrow' © me *TheBlack-Arrow
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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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:iconxdoglate:
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!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
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! (:
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DarkAmber-Shade Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Oh. Wow. I should walk on "more from" more oftenly. Another incredible artist! ^^
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you (:
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:iconeyecelphil:
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! 
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it and thank you for purchasing it (:
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DragonDescendant Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
WOW
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, i really dig this picture O.o
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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:icontiarashin:
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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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you (:
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:iconbecause-pinkie-pie:
Because-Pinkie-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The wing design reminds me of a Night Fury.
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:iconjambawolfflipnote:
jambawolfflipnote Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
i thought that when i first saw this!
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:iconbecause-pinkie-pie:
Because-Pinkie-Pie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, fellow fan!
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:iconeyecelphil:
Eyecelphil Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This drawing is wonderfull! T_T Could you please, please, please, please, please make this as a print available!? I would fall in love with you. PLEAAAASSE. T_T I got a spot behind me where it would hang perfectly, and I like everything about this drawing. The way the dragon (Arrow?) is in the air, the background.. especially the background! It all fits together so well! The mountains and the plains have the same sort of style and look to it. Sort-of like Skyrim. aswell as the clouds! :)
The dragon looks like he fits there. Like it's really his place where he lives.
Now let's stop fawning over that drawing and ask you again..
Please make this available as a print! I would soooo absolutely buy it as soon as I have enough money!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I wanted to go through all the guidelines and rules for submitting a print before actually submitting one (since I've never done anything like that).
I had to upload a larger version for the print in order to fit the drawing in the 2.50:1 aspect ratio while still keeping the quality high.

Thank you very much for requesting the print, it makes me happy to know that someone out there wants to buy my art (:
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:iconeyecelphil:
Eyecelphil Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hola, thank you for submitting the print! I'll happily buy it! Though, not now, but soon. sooooon! thanks! really, thanks!!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome c:
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconliliumus:
Liliumus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wow, the scenery is simply amazing :love: Great work!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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SzikraTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on your victory!:) well deserved, amazing picture! Wish I could just fly away this free by my liking as this draggie... :o
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
Yeah, I wish I could do that as well, but I'm sticking with drawing for now x)
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Raptor-21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:icondragonnation:
Congratulations! You came 2nd our Autumn Air Contest! Your deviation has been featured in our latest journal! I will contact you by note to arrange your prize!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much :D
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:iconcosmicdragonjazz:
CosmicDragonJazz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful landscape, this is extrodinary!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcosmicdragonjazz:
CosmicDragonJazz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem
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:icon1dragonlover4ever:
1DragonLover4Ever Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One word from me..... Stunning.
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;D
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:icon1dragonlover4ever:
1DragonLover4Ever Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconnight-anders:
Night-Anders Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks beautiful ^^, I love the background and Arrow's wing pose.
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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:iconmrs-yum-yums:
Mrs-Yum-Yums Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow that is amazing:)
Very great job:)
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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:iconmrs-yum-yums:
Mrs-Yum-Yums Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
It was my pleasure:)
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FoXusWorks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
auf, jeeeee$#"a slika stvarno voliš zmajeve ne. sad još samo i neki lik uz to i imaš super stvar.
Samo tako nastavi.
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fala (:
Imam ja tu likova, ali nemam vremena za crtat zbog škole, jedva i ovo stignem D:
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:iconfoxusworks:
FoXusWorks Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah e pa treba se organizirati. jest da je zajebancija al ni kad nećeš imati škole uvijek će biti obaveza. tako je meni i s faksom.
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StephDragonness Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLLY SPECTACULAR!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconsilenttalk:
SilentTalk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I could honestly mistake this for a photo, Sooo much detail! I assume this took awhile?
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you!
And yes, it took a while xD
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:iconlidius-arcanriz:
Lidius-Arcanriz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Arrow looks soo awesome here !! <3 Lovely picture the backround is amazing! and the colour blends beautifully! :D I hope you win the contest <3
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much -hugs-
<3
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SilverwingtheFury Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful dude, just beatiful:)^^
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconodahviing:
Odahviing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, that's beautifully done!!
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:icontheblack-arrow:
TheBlack-Arrow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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