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Camille R. Meyers

"Dragon DNA Revised" by Camille R. Meyers

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I went back and shaded it with photoshop CS 2. The original can be found in my gallery too. Though I am not sure which one I like better.

Deoxyribonucleic Acid, or DNA, contains the genes that code for life. Without this microscopic substance in every cell Earth would be a barren wasteland. Dragons are wise and powerful beasts. Their magical mystery has intrigued people across the land. Both Dragons and DNA have the power to give and take life. Each hide secrets that humans strive to decode. Together they create Dragon DNA. It is within all of us, unseen, unknown and forever waiting for you to unravel its mysteries.

16 May 2006:-) Elina Vähä-Mäkilä
Wow...the new shading is very good. At first I actually thought that this is a 3D-picture (my eyes aren't very sharp right now). Spirals are also excellent, and I have no idea how you made them look so regular.

:-) Camille R. Meyers replies: "Actually I used a ruler and a lot of painstaking measurements to make them look that way. Thanks for the comment!"
9 Aug 200745 Michael Gmirkin
Keeping in mind that the prior comment is just for if you were going to go back to the drawing board, as it were & re-model the image slightly. Actually, I'd think that the majority of the image could be salvaged via tracing, & simply amend the turns (and the mane at the turns), slightly...

But that would probably require a bit of work, and I don't mean to suggest it's necessary. Just for future work. Without being nitpicky I can certainly "suspend disbelief" and enjoy the image as-is.

9 Aug 200745 Michael Gmirkin
Again, very cool image, though it still looks like the dragons are drawn from perspective rather than spiral.

A little constructive criticism:

The left side of the yellow dragon show the body going from foreground to background as you go upward in the image (conveying depth / recession / perspective, rather than spiral), rather than showing the body going from background to foreground on the left (which would show spiral rather than perspective). The turns on the right side of the yellow dragon look fine (as they show recession).

IE, one side should probably be receding while the other side should be approaching (to give a 3D spiral look, whihc I assume is what you were going for?)...

Likewise, the blue/white dragon has the same perspective issue with both sides appearing to recede. In that case, you might wish to reverse the process and have the left side recede and the right side approach the viewer.

Ohh, and as I think about it, when the body "approaches," the mane will probably be hidden behind the approaching portion of the body.

Hope that makes sense. =o] & No offense intended. Just some constructive armchair criticism...

That aside, I think the image is awesome. Love Chinese dragons!
10 Sep 200845 Anon.
That is truly phenomenal. I’m getting a tattoo of a dragon on my back, made out of the double helix of DNA and breathing fire with nucleotides across my shoulder. I love how you incorporated both science and fantasy.
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'Dragon DNA Revised':
 • Created by: :-) Camille R. Meyers
 • Copyright: ©Camille R. Meyers. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Dna, Double, Dragon, Helix
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Computer Program
 • Submitted: 2006-04-22 20:49:06
 • Views: 5824
 • Resolution: 648x1000

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