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Calorath by jeddibub Calorath by jeddibub
A commissioned piece of the character Calorath.

I adored illustrating this image, particularly since the client gave me freedom to go nuts without restraints. I'm really proud of this, I've always found fire particularly challenging and to have completed an image where the fire is particularly important is an achievement for me.

I think this is a breakthrough in my rendering and lighting. Please feel free to comment/critique but don't burst my bubble too much eh? :D

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:iconjames-silverwolf:
James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow... That's Awesome!!
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:icondrimwalkr:
Drimwalkr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
T-T it's so perfect, your work is amazing
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:icongerardway156:
gerardway156 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
That's amazing!
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Extremely colorful and vibrant colors.
Out of all the fire I've seen, THIS is the most realistic.
Spectacular, ten thumbs up.... :o
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:icontehfluffeh:
tehfluffeh Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Nicely done :D
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:iconrafalligator:
Rafalligator Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
this is awesome man!
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:iconravenshadows08:
ravenshadows08 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
its awsome I love the flames for the dragons fur on its back and the character his self reminds me of the Prince of Persia except this guys dressed like a Samurai and the tones of dark red and bright orange and yellow gives the picture an amazing look.
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:iconzero1235:
zero1235 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Too Freakin awesome for words.
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:iconbambo399:
bambo399 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
awesome detail. I love the colors you display.
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:icondragonmanmike:
Dragonmanmike Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing! its so full of motion and life. Very very nice!
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:iconcskazaam:
CSKazaam Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Wow! Love the detail! The fire is great, and I love the way you did the eyes.

-Kazaam
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:iconkarpourighn:
karpourighn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
woah ! thats awesome - love it ! XD
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:iconphoenixskylar:
PhoenixSkylar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
oh so frakkin awesome
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:iconbornpessimist:
BornPessimist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fire effects. :-)
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:iconozwot:
ozwot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
grate googaly moogaly!...
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:iconpunakettu:
Punakettu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic. Your choice of colors couldn't have been better for the theme. Fav for sure. :)
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:iconteh-big-p:
Teh-Big-P Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Badass mate. The pose, atmosphere, and flamin' goodness all exude it. Keep the grand work comin'.
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:iconallisongrl:
allisongrl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
The detail in this piece is great. The backround is nice, and it doesn't distract from the action. I like this a lot.
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:iconpurple-twilek:
Purple-Twilek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
You always make such lovely, beautiful art.
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:iconcorranfett:
CorranFett Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Just... WOW!!!
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:iconcar-fan:
car-fan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Sweet=D

Great job:clap:
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:iconbrokenfeather-san:
Brokenfeather-san Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Student General Artist
I'm speechless. It's too good to be expressed in words.
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:iconnotveryathletic:
notveryathletic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowies =3
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:iconkhaossilva:
KhaosSilva Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
I need more arts from you now... o_o;;

Very nice!
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
LOL :D As if five pieces isn't enough! :glomp: I do appreciate my repeat customers!

Thanks for the comment, I appreciate the support
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think anyone could critique this unless they were being jerks :D This is gorgous! So alive and animated. The details are wonderful!
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:iconbwaddog:
Bwaddog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
o.o Wow. Now THATS a commission!
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:iconketharin:
Ketharin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
I don't think I COULD critique, it's so far above my level! Must fave! Wonderful work! I can tell you enjoyed it.
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:iconfeathered-feline:
feathered-feline Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Awesome. I like how you managed to get the flames to still look like fur. The character's expression is wunnerful!
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh wow!!! Amazing! Incredible action, color and theme!
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:iconyoulootamax:
youlootamax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!! I love all the detail in this :D The fire looks awesome :heart:
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:iconcryingpain:
cryingpain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Wow this is amazing so much detail and i just love the colors you used :+favlove:
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:iconrileylaroux:
rileylaroux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
dA ate my reply. :/

I was saying: You know in Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time there's this big flaming dragon with a jewel embedded in its head that plays some weird Whack-a-Mole game with you? I'd commision you big bucks to draw that guy for me, baby. That's how much I like your fire.

I actually really like how it's not shapeless. It looks very cool to me.
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Whack a mole witha dragon? A little odd... ;P

I'm glad you like my fire, I really worked long on this thing. Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it heaps!

And if you ever do want to commission me just say and I'll send you a price list if you like. :)

I haven't played Zelda in years, the last time was on a Super Nintendo! LOL No school like old school!
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:iconrileylaroux:
rileylaroux Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Tsk tsk. I'm guessing you played "Link to the Past". I have that on my Gameboy Advance SP, now! And actually. Yes. I'd like a price list ;P There's two people I think I'd like you to draw (together) and I've got quite a bit of money to make it happen, so. We'll see.

Yeah ... this fiery dragon sort of pops out of small circular pits of lava and you have to run up and hit it with the mythic goron hammer before it launches into the air and attempts to burn you to a crisp/crush you. :/
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:icondustmeat:
Dustmeat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
So true. When artists are given free reign, they do their best work.
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:icontorakhan:
Torakhan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
I've gotta agree with Concept on this.. fantastic!.. but I'd like to see some illumination on the dragon and Cal from the flames... They are very fancy and nice... but they don't really seem to be glowing other than in the air around them. Behind the horns on the dragon, off of the rock, etc. Then again, maybe it's an illusion... ^.^

Fantastic work here! Really!
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:iconhazrak:
Hazrak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
There's nothing to critique! You did an incredible job, and I just love how you did the dragon!
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:iconcalorath:
Calorath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Nothing more satisfying than turning an artist loose and letting them do what they do best. I couldn't be more happy with this.

Thanks again :)
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Thanks for the chance to work on such an epic pic! I hope you enjoy it! :glomp:
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:icontelem-kam:
Telem-Kam Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy Shit that is amazing @_@
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! The detail is wonderful, and the background, however simple, is awesome! very vibrant and full of great action :)
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:iconmttw-artistic1:
mttw-artistic1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
i love the dragons tongue and back. it looks like real flames :). great job.
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:iconlunar-epitaph:
Lunar-Epitaph Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
The full-view is amazing! You've really outdone yourself this time! ;)
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Thank you! Oh and I'm starting on your commission shortly! I can't wait. :) I'm thinking some cool backlighting, always makes characters look angry. :D
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:iconlunar-epitaph:
Lunar-Epitaph Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
I can't wait! :excited:
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:iconshawnleroy:
ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The way you even have the fire fade at the ends like real fire is fantastic. It seems to me that he is sliding down the face of some surface, using the serpent as some sort of flaming toboggan/sled. Is this the intent, or am I just crazy? ...
No, I'm crazy. He's standing on a rock. Ok, then. The flaming toboggan is my idea. Cha-ching! lol
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very nicely done! Love the fire effect... it seems like the serpent is just a living inferno barely contained by its own skin. Great detail work on the outfit as well. The pose is cool and I like the way you did the swords as well. Um... was looking for something bad about the pic, but couldn't find anything! ;) Great work!
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Thank you! I appreciate your kind words about my pic. :) With the dragon you got the idea exactly! I wanted to seem as if the flame mane is bursting from its skin and cracks between scales are barely holding together.

Thanks again!
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:icongypsfulvus:
GypsFulvus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Oh god... :wow:
In my opinin every single part of this image is - simply said - flawless :clap::+fav:
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