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DK: Purple Forest by byakurai1313 DK: Purple Forest by byakurai1313
This is my entry for the 2014 Dreamkeepers Halloween contest. This idea came to me pretty late, but I really like how this one ended up. Actually, this is one of the few things I've ever drawn that came out almost exactly how I imagined it, start to finish. I am especially pleased with the lighting from the jack-o-lanterns. 

I really wish I had more time to draw fanarts like this. 

Dreamkeepers does NOT belong to me, this is a fanart. Dreamkeepers is Copyright :icondreamkeepers: , all rights reserved. 

Original drawing drawn on 2 sheets of 300-weight bristol, inked with Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2 sable brush, colored in Adobe CS5.
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:icontheravensbastard39:
TheRavensBastard39 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
all it needs now is Jack Skellington
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
OMG it does, doesn't it!??!
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Foxer480 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hnnng, wish I could draw like that ;_;
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I recommend practice... lots and lots of practice. ;)
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Foxer480 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never got used to the digital medium. The only thing I can draw on the computer is mah pixel art ships for Citadel, which I would hardly call digital art. So yeah, I guess lots of practice would do it..
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Well this was drawn traditionally, only the colors are digital. I don't like drawing things digitally either. =)
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white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I love those trees!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Thanks!!! Those were really hard to ink and color, especially where the branches cross on the left side!
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:iconwhite-tigress-12158:
white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Well it was worth it!
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BlakGarde Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats on your win!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Thank you so much! =)
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ZxyonRhysivz Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There's so much detail. It's marvelous!

A little closer look reveals dark Dreamkeepers. Thought it was suppose to be like a nice stroll through the woods at night. Guess not. :P
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thanks so much!!! :hug:
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niloc1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
once again you did an awsome job this year ^^
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you so much!
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SuperflatPsychosis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful work here - this forest seems so calm and mysterious until you start noticing all of the villains lurking in the shadows. This is one shortcut our heroes are going to regret!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I'm glad you like it! :hug: I had all kinds of fun coloring this one.... not to mention drawing in all the villains creeping around. ;)
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SuperflatPsychosis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, congrats on winning a grand prize!

Actually, is Tinsel in the background, too? I couldn't spot her.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thanks!!! 

You know what? There is no Tinsel. I considered putting her in there, but because her hair is shiny I was afraid it would have thrown off the mood and lighting. :hmm:
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SuperflatPsychosis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, perhaps! She is very glitzy - might've turned the whole forest into a disco XD
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Funny how quickly it changes from an awe inspiring sense of discovery to a "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!" moment!
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh,oh,oooh!Very moody shading with the trees and the somewhat mystified expressions on our loveable cast are rather nice;Fits the main group's tone of discovery and danger in equal measures though with all the baddies encompassing them I imagine it's going to quickly go back to being one of the "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE" moments,hehe though I daresay they are getting in plenty of exercise( I know it's a pain getting mine in with my schedule and other pleasure things competing for my time like painting my minis ).

Anyways overall really awesome work and I always enjoy seeing what you've drawn and conversing with you;Keep on rocking and have a spooky Halloween!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! The mood came out just about right for what I was shooting for... and yes I reckon in no time at all they'll be running as fast as their fuzzy legs can carry them! 

As always, thanks for the feedback! :hug:
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student General Artist
You're quite welcome! Alas though they might get themselves into some deep doody our main group is fairly astute and resourceful so I've no doubt they'd ought to be able to make a clean getaway !;)

You've always been an excellent friend and I wish you a pleasant Halloween!
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Great job!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks! =)
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Welcome
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Kafelnikov Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I love the coloring on this Caitlin! Absolutely beautiful
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
LOL thanks! I'm glad you like it! I also really enjoyed the coloring. ;)
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I see that you hid White Dildo, Tendril, Ravot, and some other nightmare in the background.  This is nicely detailed, kinda fun to look at.

You say this is traditional, but it looks digital.  did you not upload the traditional version?
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Haha yep! Nabonidus, Tendril, Ravat, and that fourth one is the Mokoi (based on a concept sketch I found online). I know we haven't seen the Mokoi in the books yet... but I think it's going to be one of the coolest nightmares and I keep drawing it because I REALLY want to see it in action! 

The original drawing is done traditionally, yes. The coloring was done in Photoshop, but that's traditional inking there. If you want I can upload the drawing before the coloring happens to my Stash or something. I've never been good at digital inking, it comes out really awkward and wonky whenever I try. 
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Actually the Mokoi shows up on the second issue, its that moth thing.  The redesign makes more since since it would be more mobile and can get to places swiftly as a moth of that size.

Oh that's what you mean.  I do the same exact thing.  I draw it traditionally, and ink it traditionally, and then color it digitally.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I mean, right, we saw the moth part of it, but what I want to see is what happens when that moth thing connects to the body with all the swords attached to it. 8D
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Ravot?Mecha Ravat would totally be called that!
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I am not good with spelling all the names
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks!
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ya welcome
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Jessica-Rae-3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. :O
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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