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Thunderstorm

Building in tempo
Cymbals crash in crescendo
Quiet then applause

Dark sky dropping low
Garish light flashing within
Rumble dies away

Black bodies of cloud
Pierced by swords of purest light
Bellowing their strength

~Haiku by an unknown author.

I really let loose and belted my freaky colors out there! And I loved it! :love:

Here, the god of lightning (the dragon) and the god of thunder (the wolf) are locked in their never-ending combat in the clouds. It is said that claps of thunder and bolts of lighting are the result of these two gods battling it out in the sky. This little mytho is my own concept, just for fun. =P

Illustration, concept, and characters all belong to me. Please do not repost, use, or imitate without my permission.
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my favorites 
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Shamsiel-Grimoire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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PuppyLion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauty!
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KanaletCastle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is by far my favorite.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, buddy! :D If you stay tuned, I actually have a sort of
"part 2" piece for this one coming up; I finished the sketch stage in class yesterday.
(IF PEOPLE WANT ME TO PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS THEY SHOULD BE INTERESTING.) :lol:
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KanaletCastle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I concur. That guy who sits behind me mumbles to himself.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
OH GOSH Matt? XD
Aww he's such a sweetheart, but I think he has some sort of social disorder? I don;t know if he can help it~ he's very bright and kind though!
He was in my ENV class two semesters ago. :)
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KanaletCastle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jade seems really cool albeit a little shy. I assume you and her are old friends, correct?
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, LOL I've known her since 8th grade!! We hang out all the time, she's like. my sister. XD
But yeah she's kinda shy sometimes, so it's good she has my bouncy assertiveness to even things out. :rofl:
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KanaletCastle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool cool. I'd like to know the both of you more.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, that's awesome! :D You seem friendly~!
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Kryzilla Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful that blue just takes my breathe away.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you~! :D
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ornithea Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the colors are beautiful! wow
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:iconmokinzi:
Mokinzi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   General Artist
This is such a wonderful piece - like a beautiful dream :heart:
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Stormchaser-Thorne Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Fantastic colours :)
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:iconmyaru:
myaru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Very cool. I love what you did with the color, and the designs are awesome!
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artbybluedaisy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This was particularly effective since I was listening to Vagner(The Valkyrie) while browsing. :)
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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Ovoids Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
My gosh, this is so pretty! :'D
I love the colors and textures.
It's just too awesome ;n;
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Very beautiful!
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:iconnettlebeast:
nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you~! :D
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:iconjenjacat:
jenjacat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :kitty:
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem, thanks! :D
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data-not-found Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I love the colours!
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SnowySMT Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Absolutely captivating. I adore those colors.
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:iconnettlebeast:
nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you~! I love combining lots of bright and old colors fro different ends of the spectrum and see what happens! :lol:
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:icononalew:
Onalew Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Drop dead amazing. I can't keep my eyes off!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
waaah!
Thank you!
:blush:
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CheeseVision Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
amazing detail and colors in this!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm glad you think so~! :love:
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Danielsk5 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
This is beautiful. The clouds in the background remind me of clouds around sunset after a thunderstorm.
I hope that doesn't sound too weird.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Doesn't sound weird at all, in fact I can see that perfectly! :D
Thank you~! :hug:
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SnappleFacts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Beautiful.
Just beautiful.
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:iconnettlebeast:
nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
why thank you! :love:
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Skaralett Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the blend of colors here really caught my attention XD such an epic scene, beautiful details!
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:iconnettlebeast:
nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks, dear I appreciate it! :D
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Sulking-Deity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I listen to okami every time I view your art.

AND I LOVE HOW I WANNA MAKE THAT "OOI" SOUND THAT OLD JAPANESE GAI MAKES.

Beautiful work my friend, and one day, itll be IN A ARTSEUM.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So interesting, that you should use dragon and wolf... though in the legends I know, the wolf is the companion of the dragon. *smiles*
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours of this one. The oranges and purples look great together!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you very much, dear! :love:
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I need to get more textures, these are incredible :| Whenever I use them they look so fake, this looks tangible, like it was done on REAL paper with REAL ink and colors...... hnnf

I love it, (a-duh.) :heart:
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
I find it's not so much what textures you use, but HOW you use them; it takes a long time to get used to relaxing, and trying to get that traditional look in a digital setting; but it's worth it! :D
Thank you! :iconiluplz:
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
FNWOIEGHERH I will keep trying :I

Anytime! 8D
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YahMii Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! The scene, the colors, everything !! I love it!
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:iconnettlebeast:
nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much~! :love:
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TheKidIsGreen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
One-eyed hell dragon?
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
HELL YES.
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akopan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
just wow :iconloveheartplz:
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