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I redrew this like 5 times. It looks really green-tinged on dA sorry. 

Edit: toned down greeness for web use. 
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DarkBachuru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
So pretty. Oddly enough I like the pose. Not seeing the face makes it somewhat mysterious.

How did you get the colors for gold? I know part of it is shading, but I can't get the right starting color when I try gold.
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rice-chex Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the ridiculously late reply. I'm pretty sure for this piece I sampled colors from photographs, when I do that I watch where these colors fall on the spectrum then try to mimic without sampling directly from the photo. Afterward I copy the layer then go to image>adjustments>levels and play around with the sliders to see if I capture better tones. I only used the burn and dodge tools for small high contrast areas. It's very easy to go overboard with burn and dodge tools.
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DarkBachuru Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Oh yeah I've made some disasters with the burn and dodge tools. Thank you for replying even if its a little late. I'll try that when I'm working with gold again. 
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow what a beautiful color combination - scales of pure gold and so shiny.
I really love it :D
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EternityCheck Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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Megeso Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I love the colors you chose for this. Really simple, but very magical and elegant. 
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful. I love the pose, and the hooves on the front feet are very well-drawn. The scales are also incredibly well-rendered, as well as the golden tail. And the way you cannot see the face ... it's really interesting, I love it. Different and interesting, mysterious, liek the creature of the legends. Great job.
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HolyFrap Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy ballllsss those scales are AMAZING!!!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's quite marvelous. Wonderful metallic effect on the scales/hooves.
I like that the figure is facing away, an interesting choice.
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... <3
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Blockbeap Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this looks stunning. I love how vibrant the gold is and what an unusual pose. C:
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rice-chex Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I do try to draw different poses from the usual, I think it makes it more interesting ;)
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Blockbeap Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I would say it does. 
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Arieah Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I've read of this mythical creature in a book I re-read a few days ago! it looks awesome by the way.
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rice-chex Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, this is my take on it ;)
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Cao Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE. C:
That mane and tail... :icondatassplz:
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rice-chex Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Ghostrune Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this it is very elegant  and shiny. I do not see any green though It could just be your monitor.
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rice-chex Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I modified it a bit :)

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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful and Happy new year!
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rice-chex Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and you too!
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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