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November 24, 2013
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comm: Denali by HelmiP comm: Denali by HelmiP
commission for :iconenaxn:
phew this took me a good while
I absolutely love this character and was really happy to be able to draw him!
I hope I did him justice

paint tool SAI, photoshop cs4, tablet

character: :iconenaxn:
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Natoli Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this picture :) 
Soffesen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
amazing and gorgeous!
SMX117 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
This is gorgeous! I love the level of detail you've put into this; the ripples in the water, all of his lovely scales, and the snowflakes in the foreground. Nice one (:
Enaxn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY GOD THIS TURNED OUT SO WELL!! I don't even know AHHH I love it so much!!! You have the neatest style and everything you touch turns into PERFECTION and ahhh okay okay. Where to begin I don't knooooooooooooooow

THE BACKGROUND IS JUST GODLY.  I love snowy places so much. Whenever I draw them, they're always these crazy colorful winter sunrises and sometimes it's easy for me to forget how gray and stormy and powerful it really is.  And this brings that aspect out so well! It looks so gray and stormy and delightful and COLD.  And like WINTER.  I LOVE it so much!  I love all the different crazy rocks and mountains you have going on here. It's so delightful and natural-looking.  I love all those gray dreary misty clouds in the back and those GORGEOUS snowy mountains. You have a really nice amount of atmospheric perspective going on too.  I love those big square rocky things that dance into the foreground omg.  The details on them is stunning! And I love how naturally the snow drifts up on them.  It seriously looks real. Ahhh I love it!  The way the snow's either REALLY DEEP or the rocks are totally bare shows how windy and bitter it must be there.  I'm glad I'm snuggled up inside ahaha.  I love that damn lake too.  It's so gray and I bet it's SO SO COLD LOL.  I love all the tiny little ripple shinies and all the rocks under the surface.  And I LOVE love the reflected reds on both the water and the snow near Denali.  That was SUCH a neat touch! Ahhh most perfect background.

AND DENALI OH MY GOD.  He looks so GOOD!!!! You got all his details PERFECTLY.  Right from the scales to the whiskers to the fact that he likes snow and fish. My LORD you're good!  I love the shape of his face and his lovely stance and how his tail curls away like that and those lovely-ass WINGS!!! My GOD they're pretty.  I love how delicately he folds them and how articulate those little tiny wing-tine-finger-claw thingies are at the end with those lovely rounded sharp claws.   I love how the wings' colors are dulled by the surroundings too.  I mean, all of him is, but it's extra noticeable in the wings.  Ugh that fur too is just *magnificent*.  The details in it are just CRAZY.  Omg all those fluffy swirlies and swishies.  On his head AND his beard.  Man it must have taken you forever!  And I love how his beard gets a little red when it gets closer to his legs.  You're the best with reflected lighting.  That's so COOL!  And my god you did ALL THE SCALES.  Omg they're everywhere!  And they interlock so nicely and flow so naturally with his body.  I love how they're not crazy-highlighted too, because there's like no light there.  Just dull gray winterness.  Ahhh his scales look so GOOD.  Omg the lines for this must be crazy detailed!  if you ever do lineart commissions I'd LOVE to get some lines done if you ever want to draw Denali again or any of my other characters!.  Plus THE FISH IS SO SHINY AND NEAT!!! I love that he's like LOOK I HAVE A FISH!! Ahhh I can see this happening so perfectly.  He fits so well in this environment.  A++ with the choice here.  So good.

Ahhhhhh I love this I love you so much LOVE I HAVE FOR THIS.  If it comes any bigger than the download you have here, I'd LOVE to have it!  Ahhhh it was such an honor to be able to commission you! Thank you for all the time and care you put into this!  It really shows and I REALLY appreciate! Thank you SO so much! :heart:!!
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work!
Your artistic skill & style is amazing and it really shows here. 
Vionnes30 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist

It's awesome! OMG!
HelmiP Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! cc:
haha yesyes! some of the effects were added with photoshop though
Vionnes30 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Man, you did a GREAT work on that ;D you're welcome
Dark-Dragon-13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Nice Work :-)
HelmiP Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! cc:
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