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Forbidden Friendship by Stalcry Forbidden Friendship by Stalcry
I draw Hiccup drawing Toothless a lot XD
This is from a few months ago when I went to visit ~lenkea in Boston.

Photoshop, which I've been neglecting lately haha. I love Krita so much.
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I like this piece. At first glance, its well-drawn, constructionally dynamic, and thematically clear.

The strongest aspect is the color, especially in the shadows. You moved from warm colors in the highlights to cool colors in the shade making the forms really pop. I can't stress this enough; most digital works omit this technique.
Other than that, Toothless and Hiccup's physiology are pitch perfect. All of the piece's elements lead the eye to other points of interest.

One minor problem I have with the work is the water. Water is usually drawn with either reflectivity, transparency, or a healthy combination of both. This has neither making the water look opaque and milky. I would suggest drawing the water to show the stream's floor or the surrounding objects near the bottom third of the composition.
I could go on about how there isn't enough clutter for my taste but that notion is silenced by how beautiful this is. Fine job.
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Ray-Ken Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! How did I not discover it until now! The background is really well done. And Toothless is very accurate. :)
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DayDreamer5891 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome drawing!
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Prototype-LQ Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Cuuuuute!:3
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Beautiful piece!
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DreamCloudDragon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
II think its AWESOME!!! I love the shadow detail! Your art is always Amazing but this time you've really outdone yourself
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skullettez Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is awesome.
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FlyingFreedom13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You did such a fantastic job on creating Toothless, the shadows and texture really give it a feel. Good job and keep it up! ;)
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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XCreeperReaperX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I love this one too.
It shows how curious toothless is :3
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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LoveLeeKiss Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is done really well! I love the contrast of the greens and blues!
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Astounding!
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
YW!
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PurpleMistPepper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Totally splendid ^^
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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PurpleMistPepper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem ^^
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Spaddobird Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Awesome as always.
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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DarkChocaholic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:icontoothlessishappyplz:
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOD XD
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DarkChocaholic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Just... seaweed. :iconarielplz:
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love you so freakin much omg lolol
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DarkChocaholic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
well i love you so freakin MORE >8D HA HA!
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carrot-cat17 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i am so intrigued by this picture.... how the crap did you do that!? i LOVE this!
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :3
I guess its standard digital painting technique, start with a base color, work in light and shadow, and then details
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carrot-cat17 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
geez! you made it look so... easy! or maybe hard? i don't even know. either way it turned out great!
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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saywhatproductions Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
STALCRY!! <3 It's either I haven't been paying attention or you've been gone. I've miiiisssssed you!
and your work :b
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah ive been awol for a bit XD <3 Hi!
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saywhatproductions Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
haha I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'RE BAAACCCK <3<3<3
*huggles*
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javavenos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome! Could you give me some tips?
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! What kind of tips? I would suggest following the digital painting and environment painting tutorials on this website, thats where I learned a lot actually :3
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javavenos Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
could you send me the link?
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There are like...hundreds actually XD Just try searching "Digital painting tutorial" or "environment tutorial" on dA or speed paints on youtube :)
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MagicArt1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow awesome and also wow some ones still alive. :)
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks XD and yes
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DragonriderSC Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
dude this was my fav scene/ song nice work
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Aww. that scene was so cute :3 Is Krita a nice programme to use? I'm looking for something new. Advancer than ms paint but photoshop is a bit too complex for a newby I think XD
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Hmmm
Krita can actually be a bit confusing at the beginning. Even I had some trouble, and I've used quite a few programs, including Photoshop. If you have a drawing tablet, I would suggest a program called MyPaint [link] . Its free, and pretty simple to use, but its powerful. Its starting to gain lots of new complex features that you can use in time, but its user friendly enough to use right away, and I believe there are several starter tutorials on youtube. I would never have a computer without it :) It has layers and a nice color picker, and some wonderful brushes. The only major issue is it doesn't work so well if you don't have a tablet :( Theres lots of other great free and cheap programs out there though, so I'm sure you'll find the right one for you n_n
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Losijana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol I was listening to this when I found this lol.
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Such a nice song :3
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Losijana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed~=u=
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe its time for one of Toothless drawing Hiccup.
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:iconstalcry:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Maybe XD Toothless seems to share his creative streak
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mebbee
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SilverwingtheFury Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the part when Hiccup carefully puts his hand on Toothless! It was so amazing when he did it! Nice work on this type of artwork! Love the background and the details by the way! XD
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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