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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 fractalforums.com, 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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Seeras Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ein extrem schickes Bild.
Die Farbgebung und die Tiefenwahrnehmung sind ausgezeichnet.
Hut ab. 
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SocQA Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Dein Artwork sieht einfach nur damn epic aus :D Einfach nur awesome, du solltest eine DD dafür bekommen :nod:
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Skeletoune Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Your textures and lighting are perfect.. Kudos for you..
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SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Digital Artist
WHOA! This is super awesome! :D 
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ZGSStudios Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will butter your biscuits if you make a logo for this esports organization. twitter.com/VasAviGaming
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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look who grew up ...
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SoulDragonit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!~o.o
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Electrick7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Oh my god o_o
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DizziFish1997 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
please i want to see more of this dragon it goes so well with my computer i based my new pc around this image, i had the baby one as my background for so long when my girlfriend went to Poland she got me a grey and red dragon that looks like the baby dragon i had nowhere to put my dragon toy around the same time you released this picture i got my new pc i had based the colors off the baby dragon with grey and red and now with my new more powerful computer comes this background and my little baby toy sits inside the computer being able to be seen through the window resembling a baby version of this absolutely love this dragon and i hope to see more of him.
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CrayWray Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i love this just as much as the baby one, if not more! Majestic :3
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