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Zola by GelangweilterToaster Zola by GelangweilterToaster
A GIANT STRUGGLE! :nuu: But after 3 days of work (and Monster Hunter....*cough cough* ) I finally finished a concept picture of Zola!
She´s a character from my Lore "Flames of Reckoning", and I used her in a few RPs lately, so I wanted to draw a design of her. 
The name is Swahili and means something like "tranquil"

Zola is a very rare half-dragon breed that is called "shimmerscale", the names comes from, obviously, her very bright shimmering scales when light hits them.
Shimmerscales have a very strong Soul element and thus fight with mind-based magic. The chrystal in her head came directly from the soul god Umbra (for whatever reasons....it´s hard to understand those gods XD) and so she got an even higher affinity to her element and thus much stronger magic abilities. When this breed activates magic, a magical aura appears, forming additional horns, wings and very specific markings on their bodies.

She is the adopted daughter of Schattenschleicher, who found her as a hatchling hiding in a cave after her parents were attacked and killed by a fire dragon. 

Art and Character belong to me, GelangweilterToaster
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FrancistheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
She looks amazing! I also really like the description of her character, with a random german name in there Wink/Razz . Does the fact that her adoptive father is called 'Shadowsneaker' have anything to do with Umbra? I'm kinda new here so I don't know. Have a nice day!
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks for the comment^^
Well Schattenschleicher is my main character and a lizard guy who lost his family during an attack of orcs and a human soldier found and adopted him. The name is just a translation from his original name "Nejta-Ta", which means "Silent in the shadows" in my lore's lizardtongue. He just sticks to the humantongue name for reasons he never tells anyone. So he doesn't have anything to do with Umbra. At least not in this context.
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FrancistheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, OK. I thought that because he has shadow in the name he would have Shadow-Powers, and since Umbra also means Shadow I thought there was a connection. And you're welcome!
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nein, der Gute Schleicher hat Feuer-Kräfte :D
Er ist eher der heiße Typ (Höhöhöhö)
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FrancistheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Uhuhuhu ;-P. Hast du ihn auch gemalt?
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, hab ich tatsächlich^^

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Und seine Drachenform:
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FrancistheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Cool! Ich mag seine Drachenform am liebsten, wahrscheinlich weil Drachen meine Lieblingskreaturen sind.
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh kann ich gut verstehen, geht mir auch so. Zumindest im Fantasy Bereich. :D
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Emerald-Thrakena Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Hi, Gelang,

Zola is now uploaded and live on the group's website.  enchantedrealms.atwebpages.com…

I have received several very complimentary email comments from visitors to the site on your artwork. They especially like your artist's description and how you include a part of the story line along with the painting .

It gives the dragon personality and makes it a character in their minds.

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful dragon with the web site community.

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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow I rarely see that people take the time to read through my descriptions, it makes me happy to read that :D
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Dragonoto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful i luv the desing and the colours:)
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you^^
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Dragonoto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You re welcome😊
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TheFalconFighter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Very awesome design man, and I quite like her backstory so far. Hope to see more of her! :D
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks^^ In the RP she´s still a baby so there´s not much of character development of her atm ^^"
I dont think that I´m going to draw her again. I just wanted a design so that everyone knows how she looks like and I´m not eager to go through this struggle with the scale shading again
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TheFalconFighter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Ah okay man. Heh, still, he design is still awesome, and we don't wanna see your hands broken from another scale shading again. :D
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WeisseTigerdame Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Ein wirklich nices Drachen design! ;v;
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vielen Dank, freut mich sehr zu hören :la:
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WeisseTigerdame Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Nichts zu danken :la:
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kaloskalyre Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all the detail in the scales! It must have taken forever Clap 
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks^^ well it took me about ~4 hours to make the shading and 1 hour for the outlines. I also started the shading over and over again because I wasnt satisfied with the shimmer effect at first
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What the beautiful woman!
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Np
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Np
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varjon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wollte schon sagen, den Stil kenn ich ja mittlerweile :D
Design von Zola ist klasse auch mit diesen schönen Schuppen. Schimmer ist dur da sehr gelungen ;)
Ein Kritikpunkt hab ich aber. Die Flügel Membranen. Die wirken a bissle matt im Gegensatz zu allem anderen :)
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naja das mit den innenseiten der flügel is leicht erklärt. zuerst wäre es deitlich zu überladen wenn wirklich alles schimmern würde und das Licht kommt von der Entgegengesetzten Seite, was zur Folge hat, dass die Membranen nicht direkt bestrahlt werden und der schimmer effekt nur bei direktem Licht zustande kommt. Huehuehuehue

Danke dir^^ hat mich ne weile gekostet um das auf die reihe zu kriegen, muss noch etwas dran arbeiten aber eh, die nächsten beiden Drachen suf meiner Liste haben goldene Schuppen, da kann ich das mit dem Schimmern noch etwas ausarbeiten XD
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varjon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Das ist ja gut und schön. Dennoch wirkt es matt. Als würde da dennoch etwas kontrast fehlen :)

Uuuuuh golden... Ich musste meinen goldenen auch mal wieder zeichnen. Meine e-schwinge Seth. Freu mich darauf wie das gold bei dir dann aussehen wird ;)
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....touchè XD ich hasse es sowieso, Flügel zu shaden...die kommen bei mir immer zu kurz. Eh, das Bimd is mir immo aich recht egal, brauchte halt nur das doofe Design für ein RP. (obwohl sie in dem RP noch ein baby is.....eeehhh)

Uhhh würd den gern mal sehen :la:
ich bin auch gespannt, hab ewig kein gold mehr geshaded...wird lustig werden. XD
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varjon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Jajaja rede dich ruhig raus ;P
Was heißt hier plötzlich doofes design. Sie ist hübsch!!!

Also hier mal die damalige Varianten für ba-chans damaligen wb
varjon.deviantart.com/art/In-a…
Gold ist auch knifflig...
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich red mich immer raus weil Toastbrot XD

Gold is eigentlich sehr geil zu shaden wenn man den dreh raus hat. Sieht auch dann dementsprechend geil aus (wenn mans denn kann XD)
Sieht ned schlecht aus. Fette details mit den Muskeln 
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varjon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Toastbrot...
Goooolden Toast... :sing:
statt Golden Eye :XD:

ah sorry, mir war grade mal so.

jap, wenn mans raus hat.
Ich hab mir mit dem die Hände wund gezeichnet -.-
Ocker, Braun und schwarz...
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha das ist a good one, den werd ich mir merken XD
Verdammt....GoldenToast hätt ich mich beim Nintendo network nennen sollen! aaaargh! :nuu:

Kann ich gut nachempfinden.....und jetzt stell dir mal vor, du musst noch 100000 schuppen malen und shaden...spaaaaaß
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Razor-Zyrak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cheese, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love how well the colors are done, the lights and shaded and the beautiful style! Beautiful is written all over this.
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh thank you very much for the nice comment <3
I'm really glad to hear that, as I worked long on that piece and tried out some different shading techniques and stuff.
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Razor-Zyrak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It paid off, it's amazing! This is how the shading of my pictures look in my mind... Not on the actual drawings XDDD

Great great work.
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh I k ow that feeling, bro XD In my mind my pictures also always look like " BOOM LOOK AT THIS MAJESTY!!!" and then "BLURP" happens.. x.x.

nyeh <3
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Razor-Zyrak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loooooool hey! This looks just like that.
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Silverstormwing Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job with the shading!!
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you^^ needed a few approaches until I was partly satisfied with it
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JARK-585 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks absolutely radiant!! :D

I love her scales!
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nyeh thank you <3 
The scales were some hard work I can tell you XD
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JARK-585 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :heart:
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SOMMY-OF-BRERO Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus fuck the colors
THE COLORS
EYECANDYYYY
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup have some bright shining colors IN YUR FACE! 
*throws her into your face and runs away*
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SOMMY-OF-BRERO Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, you threw her into my face??
OH MOTHER OF FUCK I HAVE A MOTHERFUCKING DRAGON STUCK IN MY FACE I NEED TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION RIGHT NOW ARRRGHHH I'M DYING IT'S SO FUCKING PAINFUL WHAT DID I EVER DO AAAHGFRE78GF784 THERE'S BLOOD EVERYWHERE AND MY EYES HAVE STOPPED WORKING AND OH GOD THE DRAGON IS STRUGGLING I THINK ONE IF ITS HORNS IS JAMMED INTO MY BRAIN AND I'M GETTING A FULL-BLOWN LOBOTOMY BY A MOTHERFUCKING DRAGON STUCK IN MY FACIAL CAVITY AND HOW THE FUCK AM I STILL ALIVE
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU TOO NOW BE HAPPY WITH BEING A GHOST AND DO SOME GHOST THINGS!
Or else I´ll pull out HIM....you know who I mean! 
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SOMMY-OF-BRERO Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M FUCKING BLEEDING TO DEATH

hint: I got a better idea and edited the comment and now I'm getting a lobotomy by a dragon stuck in my face
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh well at least you stop suffering from the stupidity around. NOW BE HAPPY WITH THE DRAGON IN YOUR FACE IT WAS A GIFT!!!!
*dances through the wall and disappears*
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