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Scalf Dragon by dczanik Scalf Dragon by dczanik
My attempt to replicate the technique of Chris Scalf. I basically paused his youtube video here: [link]

And tried to draw the thing just like he did. Not quite the same, and he's obviously the better artist. But I'm still pretty proud of my knockoff.

Chris Scalf's Deviant Art page:
[link]

Chris Scalf's website:
[link]

As a fan of his stuff, I've bought prints of his work and any comics he's made. So, I hope he's okay with the fan art :)
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Tera11 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
hehe its a great knockoff dont worry :)
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OH-GOD-ITS-MY-MOM Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be proud this is amazing!
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SweetAsArtz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love it chris your vids are great!
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dczanik Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Hi there! Sorry, I'm just a fan of Chris Scalf's artwork like yourself. Though the fact that you confused me with him, I'll take as a great compliment :) Here's his Deviant art page: [link]
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SweetAsArtz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah np i did realise after i posted that but yes your version is very very good 8_)
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BlueDragonART Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's a really good attempt, they look so simliar
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mootchmonster Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I thought you ripped off Scalf at first. You've done a great job on this one, looks much like his. Keep it up!
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VikseVR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Really nice! (;

- Good job :3
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait how old are you, cuase im 13 yeah i dont care what words i type like f@#$
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but still uuuurgh how the f@#*
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i will be able to do that its just i dont have f@#$ing photoshop all i have is adobe and that realy pi**es me off
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dczanik Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Gimp is free alternative to Photoshop. [link] I did this: [link] with nothing more than a 8.5x11 sheet of regular xerox paper, and the cheapest bic pen. And unlike pencil... I couldn't erase any mistakes I made. It's practice that makes the artist, not the tools my friend.
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what did you draw the dragon or not becuase if you did
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dczanik Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I used Photoshop 7.0. It's not the latest so it goes for about $50 on ebay. I just prefer Photoshop over gimp because I'm used to it. A lot of other artists have done some amazing artwork using Gimp: [link] I also used a drawing tablet. You can find a drawing tablet as cheap as $50. The tablet lets you make digital art quicker than using a mouse. Some people do amazing art using nothing but mspaint [link] or even common everyday stuff like ketchup [link]
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pltnXghost Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hey!! that looks nice
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dczanik Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Thanks!! Chris Scalf has some really cool ones you can watch being drawn on his youtube channel. [link] Watching them has helped me become a better artist.
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man that crisscalf has got some talent
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dczanik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Agreed! You can check out his website here: [link] I also want to point out that what many people consider 'talent' by artists is really because the artist put in a lot of hard work. It's really practice, practice, practice. Chris Scalf has put in thousands of hours into his art. The whole purpose of this piece was practice for me. That being said, my brother and I are huge Terminator fans. So, you automatically rock for the username alone ;) Take Care!
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aah well you know how doesnt like terminator :) :'( ill never be free f@#$ing school is killing me yeah, but plz check out my new werewolf sceth
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dczanik Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Woops forgot this comment was on my dragon. I thought the comment was from my Terminator drawing:[link] I guess the name threw me off. ;) I made a comment on your art referencing this pic. LOL! You got some really cool art potential. Nice anatomy, some decent shading there too. Can't wait to see more of your stuff. :)
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terminator7000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh dont you worry ive got a brand new pic im gonna puplish its goona be called sea monster so just type it in
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Drageline Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Azt a mindenit! Valami lélegzetelállító munka, nagyon valósághű :)
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Cranberries500 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Vary snazzy dragon
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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Passacaglia28 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the lighting in this and, of course, the detail!
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks Passacaglia! If you like this you might enjoy my God of War painting: [link] Your traditional art is amazing. I love it!
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Passacaglia28 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I checked it out. You are very skilled!
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Ditto! And Thanks! :)
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leseraphin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Great painting my friend
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you leseraphin! I love your Neytiri painting.
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OniricSkull Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very impresive, I saw the video your's is really good.
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks NightEmissary! If you like this, you might like my God of War painting too. [link] I love your Harry Potter painting. Keep up the good work! :)
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Ivyel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010   General Artist
I saw chris scalf's videos.. they are so amazing! and your pictrue too :D for a momenti thought it was the original :D
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I think that's about the best compliment I could get! Thanks! Love your art by the way. You do a great job at hair. Awesome stuff :)
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Ivyel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010   General Artist
:D :hug:
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vsurprise Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Artist
awesomeness
are you going to remove the outline around the teeth?
hmmmm and a hint of pure white in the start of the flame would be wow
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thank you! I may do that! I'll probably finish up my God of War painting first though. [link] This was just one of those drawing exercises where you are just trying to learn, but it turned out much better than I ever anticipated. I'm glad you like it :)
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joeytheberzerker Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice work man! Looks great!!! I love Scalf's work, this just looks awesome!

-Joey-
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Nice to meet another fan! Thanks Joey! I really appreciate it! If you like this, You might like my God of War painting.[link]
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joeytheberzerker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice to meet you too! There's nothing to thank man, I checked out your kratos vs giant serpent, grrreat man!!! I'm WATCHing! Cheers!!!

-Joey-
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lordmep Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That is just badass.
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks lordmep! Being a gamer, you might also enjoy my God of War painting too. [link]
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lordmep Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
As a gamer, have you ever played Gears of War, Halo, Mass Effect, and or Resistance Fall of Man?
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I've played both the Gears of War games, all the Halo games (except the new Reach). I've got Mass Effect, but haven't had the time to play it much since I've been working on making my own game. I've tried the demo for Resistance:Fall of Man but wasn't too impressed with it. Most of my gaming time lately is playing PC games: Starcraft 2, Amnesia:The Dark Descent, Minecraft, and my game "Project 6014".
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lordmep Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Each of these are little theories, articles, etc… I have written about these various games. View as you see fit.
Halo
[link]
Gears and Mass Effect
[link]
Resistance
[link]
[link]
[link]
Resistance FoM and R2 are both great games with enticing mystery and atmosphere. Definitely give them a play some time.
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Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I don't know the artist you are trying to replicate. But you did a great Dragon.
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you so much Ravenwolfe. I'm really glad you like it :)
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Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I love Dragons, and you did a great job of drawing one.:)
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dgLari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a great job! This looks awesome!
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks GhostGirl :)I read your latest blog. Craziness. :)
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