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Dragon Embrace by rockgem Dragon Embrace by rockgem
well today i was delighted to have a power outage grr! but whilst i had not much else to do in the dark i decided to tinker around with some candle photographs this originally started life as a picture of 4 taper candles similar to the images that can be found in my gallery here [link] and here [link] but in this instance rather than having the flames disturbed by breeze they were straight - i decided to take the image into photoshop and play with it some using the liquefy filter - the result is this kind of abstract dragon pair
after much deliberation on the colour - where i decided that this looked good in every colour that i tried out it drove me a little nuts so in the end i left it in its original colours i might update it with a different variation eventually but for now its this colour

the title just comes from the way that the dragons in the piece here seem to be hugging or cuddling


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also uploaded here [link]
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:icon1redgirl1:
1redgirl1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cool and beautiful
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so very much for the compliment :aww:
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:icon1redgirl1:
1redgirl1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you is welcome ^^ (speaking in bad grammar is fun lol)
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: as most the time i seem to throw grammar out the window that works for me :P
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1redgirl1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol
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:iconk47454k1:
K47454k1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Writer
I love this. I wish I could make a firefox theme out of it and see it all the time XD

I like the black/white dragon one but this is awesome ^^
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou for the compliment - and umm i did make a fox in as similar manner [link] :hug:
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:iconk47454k1:
K47454k1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Writer
I know ^^
That's how I got here XD
I like this one better. The firefox part was about Mozilla firefox- the browser. you can add themes to it and make it personal! XD
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ah i see i forget which of my work i have linked to others at times - i really ought sort it out but alas i so rare have time of late :faint: so my apologies for sounding a complete dimwit :doh:
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:iconk47454k1:
K47454k1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh no worries: I didn't comment on the other one, so how could you know? :P
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol ok. valid point :hug:
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:iconcyberfox99:
cyberfox99 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
This is very beautiful work8-)
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :aw: i was so lucky with the shapes in this one it was originally a photograph of some candles in the dark and i photoshopped it to make an abstract picture but i saw the dragon shapes in it instead :giggle:
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:iconguytakashi73:
GuyTakashi73 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:icondragonwant: "The lines are so confusing"
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: tehy are meant to be - think of it as one dragon embracing the other with its wings so you're not quite sure where one begins and the other ends
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:iconguytakashi73:
GuyTakashi73 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
mmm... sounds nice

:icondragonhug:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: yah i guess it is kinda cute
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:iconcarana0:
Carana0 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Writer
I can't believe thisstarted out as candles! It looks like you did this on purpose by doing... I'm not sure something like carving out of a pumkin. It's really cool. :D
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: a lot of people say that about this piece, as to how i did it - photoshop and the liquefy tool i was getting frustrated as i had no inspiration so i just sort of scribbled over the photograph i had of 4 candles though when i looekd back i realised i could see dragon shapes and then decided to continue using the liquefy and smudge tools to finish this off
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:iconcarana0:
Carana0 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Writer
Wow. That's either a lot of luck, a lot of skill, or both. I'm going with both. :D
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol i think luck and imagination :giggle:
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:iconcarana0:
Carana0 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Writer
I like that. Lets go with that. :nod:
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:iconmyc-chan:
MyC-chan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww so cute a dragon cuple<3
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou for the compliment this was originally as photograph of a group of 4 candles before i went a little crazy with photoshop with it lol
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:iconerana85:
Erana85 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
aaww! Cute! Couple in love!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: i must admit i love how this one turned out - i was trying to do something else but messed it up so i just scribbedl allover htis picture of candles in photoshop in frustration with the smudge tool - lol then i saw the dragon shapes and was all :dance: :giggle:
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:iconerana85:
Erana85 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
You do know how to do a good looking dragon
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:iconjazzman1989:
Jazzman1989 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Writer
Very beautiful and very impressive. Absolutely adore this piece gem :heart:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: thankyou so much for the copliment i'm so glad you like how iit turned out
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:iconjazzman1989:
Jazzman1989 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Writer
You're so very very welcome :hug::)
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:iconclarisaponcedeleon:
clarisaponcedeleon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I love it! those colors are fantastic.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :D it was one of those pieces wher i was all argh!! what colour shall i do this!? i tried out so many and it s one ohose images where it just looked good in every shade i tried - so admitting defeat i left the colours in the original colours of the photograph of the candles that i took guess that decision paid off though i was tempted by the red or green =P
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Sunsetflames25 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I want to carve this into a pumpkin so much. XD

Awesome piece ^^
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou for the compliment and i never thought of that - howit might look ina pumpkin! thats a briliant idea!
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:iconallyndupe:
AllynDupe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. :heart: I love it.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much - i thinkit was more lick than anything i was jsut playign with teh liquify filter ona pic of a group of 4 candles and my random squiggles looekd to me liekadragon or apaor of dragsn so i attempted to emphaises the shapes some :heart: so glad you likes it
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AllynDupe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you made it. :D
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KuBo88 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
This is really pretty. If I may, can I use this for stock for a possible future work? :D
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
NO!.....:O lol! well ya know i'm only kidding there :giggle: course you can use it :heart:
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:iconkubo88:
KuBo88 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Lol you're so cute when you try to be mean. But it's not in your nature to be such. :)
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i knwo i dislike being mean - times i have to be but don;t mean i like it
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:iconknotcarver:
knotcarver Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the sharp shapes adn wonderful color composition, later
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliments and for the fave - and for agreeing with my colour options - though as stated in the comments it did look great in so many other different variations - though when i get that i usually revert back to my original choice as i did here
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PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
This is really cool Gem :heart: It's really awesome! ^-^

~Josh~
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:giggl: thankyou so much ! :glomp:
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:iconpyroshadow18:
PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Welcome^-^ :heart: :glomp: ^^

~Josh~
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jendorfski Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
WOW! My five kids are all in the room with me right now and they really like this one, too! (A whole family of fave ninjas!! :heart:!!!!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: then we are all doomed to sneaky fave attackings when they are old enough to have their own DA pages and such! :lmao: i'm absolutely delighted that they like this as well :hug: and hugs to all of them too! :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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:iconjendorfski:
jendorfski Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
The three oldest ones do have their own galleries! :)
[link] [link] [link]
:giggle:!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:O they're invading!!! :giggle: andi jsut realised i was not watching you - why was i not watching you i thoughtsi was!! :O either way it si corrected now ! :glomp: nd i shall go take a peek at the madness they create also :D
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