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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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:iconrvrwalker:
rvrwalker Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like it's almost real 
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:iconkapperbeast:
kapperbeast Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
i want this in a game
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:iconraynetempura:
raynetempura Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Wow, this is really awesome. Amazing work! : ) I love the motion of the piece and the dragon's design!
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:iconbertross:
Bertross Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Awesome work. Love the set you got.
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:iconblackthemplar:
BlackThemplar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
welly nice effakts one the dragon this dragon is my favurite dragon 
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:iconange-ll-os:
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~
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:icontsukitica:
Tsukitica Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
W o w! Speechless...
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:iconhasereh:
Hasereh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awsome! *-*
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:iconseeras:
Seeras Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ein extrem schickes Bild.
Die Farbgebung und die Tiefenwahrnehmung sind ausgezeichnet.
Hut ab. 
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:iconsocqa:
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:
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:iconskeletoune:
Skeletoune Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Your textures and lighting are perfect.. Kudos for you..
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:iconsamdelatorre:
SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Digital Artist
WHOA! This is super awesome! :D 
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:iconzgsstudios:
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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:iconlonedragon155:
lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look who grew up ...
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:iconsouldragonit:
SoulDragonit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!~o.o
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:iconelectrick7:
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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:iconcraywray:
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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:iconlife90:
life90 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Writer
i don't think it's too cocky to say "I like how i did that," I just think it would be cocky to say "what i did is better than everyone else's"
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:icongrialevla:
grialevla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Wow,just wow.
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:iconsharpedg3:
sharpedg3 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Favorited... Love your dragons!
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:iconbahamutdeusmodus:
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy Moses, that is incredible!! :la: That lava in the background is perfect, it looks like a photograph (I've never used fractals or have a program to use them, but that's amazing what you can do with it!) and then the dragon is just awesome. I think I have a thing for lava dragons... :love: Epic!
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Dracorax1224 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Photographer
R U KIDDING?! UR NOT 100% SATISFIED?! DUDE I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH AMZING FLUIDITY IN ARTWORK!!! WOW!
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:iconruffscorp:
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work....
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:iconobsidian-wanderer:
Obsidian-Wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... After seeing this I am truly considering either giving up drawing or working harder than before. Either way, this is one of the best art pieces I have seen up to this point in time. My  sincerest congratulations! :)
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cat-meff Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't give up! You will eventually achieve your goals if you keep working! I know it's easier said that done most of the time, but let me tell you something: I felt like throwing my tablet out of the window just yesterday haha I sometimes think about giving up art altogether but then I find myself working again just a day later. I guess it happens to all of us once in a while. Good luck with everything you do!
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Obsidian-Wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words! You're right and I won't give up. :) Sincere good wishes and salutations from Romania!
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:iconcat-meff:
cat-meff Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! Artists should stick together!
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:iconzosai:
Zosai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Broken Fighting Dome (Aaaaaahhhhh...) woooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww
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:iconpenartrastic:
Penartrastic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Holy eifhhejsjiwidjsjidjd my jwjjfjwjnfjkdjwod AWESOME !
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:iconunknown117:
Unknown117 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is a really well done dragon, so beautiful yet epic!
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:iconartlocker123:
artlocker123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
whoa

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:iconjustjor:
JustJor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Wow.
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:icontopzeekee:
topzeekee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
so beautifull
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:iconalboix56:
alboix56 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Any planned pictures displaying Mr. Lava in flight? Currently, it is difficult for me to imagine this dragon having enough aerodynamic capabilities for such a venture, as his wings look too small and dense to be a veritable method of transportation. However, Mr. Lava may not even have been planned to be a flier at all, so I only request some clarification on the reason for designing his wings in this fashion.
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TomorrowsArchon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
My assumption is that at one point, it could, but the wings have gotten smaller and brittle, or it's still juvenile.
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:iconbrant-loser:
Brant-loser Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way too awesome
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:iconapi-beast:
API-Beast Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy fuck, this is utterly amazing. If 10 is the best possible rating than this is a 20.
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:icontotzamazeballs:
Totzamazeballs Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
The bar has been risen again. Unbelievable. 11/10
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:iconhannahchinchilla:
Hannahchinchilla Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THIS IS SO FREAKING EPIC, MY MIND SIMPLY CANNOT HANDLE THIS
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:icondeadlyilluminati:
DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Wow that is truly epic
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:iconatelinetis:
Atelinetis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me diablo 3 :D 
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:iconwolfenys:
wolfenys Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Artist
arte en alta definicion B)
La la la la 
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:iconmezmere:
Mezmere Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insanely cool and well done!!
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:iconhowietzer:
Howietzer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oooooooooh... that's so cool. :)
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconasratheil:
Asratheil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
This is gorgeous! 
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:iconwesker86:
Wesker86 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Incredible work!
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:iconheavensfrenzy:
heavensfrenzy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
awesome talent!
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:icongorion103:
Gorion103 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaay. Finlay, I've got another cool wallpaper :3. Old one get bored me :d (Where dragons are born).

Awesome job.
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