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Orishadaon: to the Ends of the Urth by arvalis Orishadaon: to the Ends of the Urth by arvalis
Just completed this illustration for the cover of brandon-bowling's book.  This one took a mighty long time.  Do you want to learn how I painted scales like this or illustrated the ceratosaurus, just take this handy class!

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Ceratosaurus Process by arvalis


Tumblr Art Blog
PhotoshopCS5: 60ish hours
Designs hereŠbrandon-bowling
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:iconbloodofxeena:
BloodofXeena Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This loks so realistic :0
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:iconthedragonitus:
thedragonitus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   General Artist
Dude looks pretty calm for fighting a t-Rex.
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:icondiloporaptor:
Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, is Urth a reference to what i think it is?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I dont know, didnt read the book that the cover was for.
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:icondiloporaptor:
Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I was wondering if ir referenced Primal Rage in any way.
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:icondabigboss888:
dabigboss888 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Artist
it reminds me the velociprey
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:iconb-lea:
b-lea Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
That's a beautiful Ceratosaur!
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:iconleopoldtwo:
leopoldtwo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing ahha and nice sword
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:iconmrd0d0:
MrD0D0 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Super details!!! Great work! 
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:iconafterdarkfalls:
AfterDarkFalls Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing colors you've chosen for the big baddie on this one. I love the shades and the light, it's so enthralling! 
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:iconzainx57:
ZainX57 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, :iconarvalis:, is your skillshare class still a thing? I would really like to participate. 
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:iconkingofcopper16:
KingOfCopper16 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
looks like a lizardman...can you draw one (they are from warhammer fantasy)
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:iconspookybjorn:
SpookyBjorn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was like "wow the runes on that sword look really cool- wait a second" overall this is a fantastic piece oh my God z@.@ i love all of the detail and texture!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
haha, ya know sometimes you gotta get creative with your watermarks
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:iconfliron:
Fliron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Nice job
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:iconsparklet-rayne:
Sparklet-Rayne Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now You did a beautiful job on that dinosaur.
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:iconzoome3:
zoome3 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
An Epic battle
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:iconpredatorian177:
Predatorian177 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Woah! Just woah!
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:iconlittlelinnemann:
LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do u have a youtube channel where u film ur work?: D 
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:iconlittlelinnemann:
LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god... this is amazing O.O !!! :D 
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:iconmattoosaurus:
Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful simply beautiful 
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:iconcat-s-dragoness:
Cat-S-Dragoness Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the colours. Beautiful design for the ceratosaurus. Stoked 
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LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol does every one of your da art peices comes with a comerical ad saying draw like me for the low low price of actual cash! cause if it does my respect for you went down a bit. Regardless of money i could never draw like that. you have catual talent but instead of selling your art you decide to try and teach people how to draw...On deviant art... a place that has more talented artists then an entire convention.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I worked very hard on making my art class and I think it can help many artists on dA.  Plus I get questions all the time asking how I do this or that, so its just easier to direct them to that.  Not to mention I spent a fortune on my education, so $19 for a lot of the lessons I picked up in art school is a pretty good deal.  Your last bit, are you implying that most people on deviantart are excellent artists?  From my experience most people on dA are still young and learning, and my class is perfect for many of them.
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LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i was implying that putting up a link that asks for people to go to your specific art class and pay money just seems idk... kinda wrong. i mean if i ever poat anything of my wood carvings i would not feel inclined to ask people to pay me for me to show them how i did it. i would probably make a video of me doing said piece and post it on youtube so they can see it. Granted i could never afford to go to collage and i have a job so im not as pressed for money that you might have but still... i mean couldn't you at least make it sound more sincere by saying 'hey if you want to learn how to do this one piece come take a free lesson or watch this video for said piece and if you like what you see come to my class and pay a small price to learn even more art techniques?" instead of like my art? here pay me money so i can show you. and again im sorry i did not know that you were pressed for money and my arrogance got the better of me but aside that my point still stands. granted i know have a better understanding why you do what you do, but im still gonna spout my opinion like an overheated hedgehog.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Look at most of the pro artists, they always link to their prints or something.  I am in no way obligated to give away knowledge for free, I already post my art for free. 
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:iconladarkprophet:
LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
actually your the first artist ive seen thus far to ask for money on da unless someone is saying they can PURCHASE their art. as in you know buy a painting. and that's mighty generous of you to allow people to view your art for free and all. i mean i guess this would be the wrong site for you if you wanted us poor common folk to pay to see your grand art that's just so amazing.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
You're an asshole.
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N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
true dat
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TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
swag
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:icontelpreion:
Telpreion Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Beautiful color
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I only just noticed the writing on the sword.
Pretty sneaky sis XD
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Gotta get creative with those watermarks sometimes ;p
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:iconthanatos1988:
thanatos1988 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
great Ceratosaurus! I've never seen anyone in that colour scheme!
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:icondetectiveanonymous:
DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work, again! Those glistening blue scales are absolutely stunning.
And thanks for providing that fantastic class!
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That blue.... So beautiful....
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:iconnarupit:
narupit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
This is by far, one of the best illustrations on deviantart !! You did some impressive work here !
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
That is quite the compliment, thank you :)
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:iconnarupit:
narupit Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
You're very welcome !! Your skills are truely amazing ! ;)
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:iconrcbass:
RCBass Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Too beautiful!
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:iconspoonful0fcats:
Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I love your dinosaur illustrations and concept art~!
My inner child could not be happier
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:icontracy-williamsart:
Tracy-WilliamsArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work! the contrasting colours are fabulous :D
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:iconmaugryph:
maugryph Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was impress by your painting so I purchased your class. I have high hopes for it. Don't let me down :D
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I hope I didnt :)
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:icongoremaniac:
GoreManiac Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Great. The dinosaur looks amazing.
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:iconmadmadman01:
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconhatpup:
HatPup Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What can I say? I'm a sucker for a big and hungry prehistoric creature.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
you and me both
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