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No words. It looks so amazing, I have no words at all. This is so well-done.
But I do think it needs more work on the originality, it looks like we're watching from a window. Since your art-skills are so away from mine I don't really know what you should do in this case. The buildings need a better painting especially the black one. Speaking of black, next to the creature's wings there is some kind of exhalation which doesn't suit the situation and the painting at all and needs to get off.
Expect for this blue thing, I mean the background; maybe needs more noise probably 0.8 - 2% would work. I meant Photoshop NOISE (FILTERS).
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I first wish to say that your picture is amazing. I love your work, and this drawing is no acceptable. It's simply amazing.

Vision: Your vision is a breath taking. It's very different and makes me think of the world differently. In this picture, it does the same way. I do think the picture is too bright though and the main focus looks blurry. I suggest darkening it just a bit, so the picture isn't so bright. Your vision of the dragon is amazing, and the colors are flawless. They do well together, although they stick out because of the difference in color of the houses. That's mainly why I suggested darkening the picture just slightly. I love the blurs at the bottom and top to make me mainly focus on the main part of the picture. Nicely done.

Originality: I sadly cannot give you a lot of originality points. The town and the dragon has been done a lot. It's not something that is new, but you did twist it through your own way of interpreting the picture, world, and colors differently. The mouth is the mainly part I like. The dragon's head was really what caught my attention. Most people draw these really fancy, fairy like dragons in these types of dragons. Or people may draw snakes, but this dragon had a whole different look. The dragon was a different color, and had a different style that gave it originality points. I do really like the background though. I do think how you did the town, and how you did the houses was very different. It was more of a background, and the houses weren't extremely run down or extremely rich. It was just right. That is what I'm most impressed about. Also, pictures like this are usually during the night or have people in them. Both were not in this picture. I loved the focus. It's almost like a symbol of spirits watching over us or being with us even if we don't know it. At least in my mind.

Technique: There isn't much else I can say besides what I've mentioned before. I would like to have seen the picture be darker mainly. I also suggest working on the eye. The eye seems to stick out, and doesn't really fit. If it was a night time picture, I could understand. However, the eye looks a bit weird. Other than that, I loved it and I thought you did pretty good.

Impact: I simply loved it. While it had some flaws, it's an amazing picture. I hope to see many more.
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HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just love this. First, those buildings make me think of Italy or something, maybe it's the color scheme, but I love those bright warm colors you used to paint them with! And then that dragon coming up; the blue contrasts nicely and makes him stand out more, and I love his design. :love:
It's really well put together, a wonderful painting! :la:
AgentCharles Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAA omg omg
ok the background detail is absolutely wonderful

especially those roof shingles. Those are driving me up a wall with how nice they look. I love artists who pay attention to tiny details.
Museofink Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
i honestly thought you were doing a scene from Attack on Titan and just added a blue dragon. It's still beautiful though. 
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Looks very nice!
Corrupted-Mirror Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Cool! I really like the lighting on the buildings and the creature 8)
NDLevett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
canthegodsfall Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dragon/town thing is new to me. Actually passive dragons are't all that used, but when they are it isn't like this. You did a great job.
ArtAtDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the stark contrast between the creature and its surroundings. Is the blurriness along the perimeter because the viewer is seeing this through a hole with jagged gauze? As one of the critiques mention, usually the closer the object, the sharper the details
akreon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I was going for a tilt shift photography effect. That's why the front is blurred. Nonetheless thank you so much for your input :D I really appreciate it!
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