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Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Look who's growing up! Mr. Lava McSharkdragon here is one of the few projects I managed to finish recently. The dragon was by far the most time-consuming part. I am still not 100% satisfied but I think it's a step in the right direction. I hope I don't come of as too cocky when I say that I'm a little bit proud of the background because the lava-like structure is entirely computer-generated. I only did a few tweaks afterwards in PS to make it more atmospheric, adjusted lighting and added minor details + the dragon. In case you were wondering what it needs to create such a structure, I'll gladly tell you that "Mandelbulb 3D" is a fine and highly underestimated piece of freeware that lets you create 3D fractals. I've been using it since march this year and wow, it just enriched my work flow so much! So after playing around with some random formulas I
eventually stumbled across these really awesome parameters. (If you want to check them out, feel free to send me a note.)

TL;DR Go and get Mandelbulb 3D on, it's free and in combination with Photoshop the most awesome creativity boost for digital artists!

More to come!

Tiny little baby dragons:
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BlackThemplar Featured By Owner 6 days ago
welly nice effakts one the dragon this dragon is my favurite dragon 
Ange-ll-os Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing I'm at a loss of words gosh the amount of detail is just breathtaking, especially all the lava cracks on the dragon! The lightning and colours are so nice too I just always love the combo of blue and orange lighting at the same time~
Tsukitica Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  New member
W o w! Speechless...
Hasereh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awsome! *-*
Seeras Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ein extrem schickes Bild.
Die Farbgebung und die Tiefenwahrnehmung sind ausgezeichnet.
Hut ab. 
SocQA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Dein Artwork sieht einfach nur damn epic aus :D Einfach nur awesome, du solltest eine DD dafür bekommen :nod:
Skeletoune Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Your textures and lighting are perfect.. Kudos for you..
SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Digital Artist
WHOA! This is super awesome! :D 
ZGSStudios Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will butter your biscuits if you make a logo for this esports organization.
lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look who grew up ...
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