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Yin Yang Dragons by FalyneVarger Yin Yang Dragons by FalyneVarger
So this is my second entry for the bring your vision to life contest. I still like the concept of my first one but I feel that it was lacking in the visuals department. You can find it here -->[link]
This one is a little bit more generic and I'm not really a dragon artist so I'm sure I'm not going to do very well. (more like I'm going to lose and not place in the top...anything) But I still thought I'd give it another shot because I really want that tablet. And Photoshop. lol I need an update.
The black dragon is something of my own design and the white dragon is based on the Eastern dragons (so he looks better)

I'd love some advice to make this look better. I might come back and adjust some things.

EDIT-
Someone on FAC gave me some good critique. I smoothed some things out and made the black dragon's orb orange so that it will be the opposite of the white dragon's orb. :)

EDIT 2-
I fixed the opposing colors inside of the yin yang. Before they were to small and looked kind of funny. Thanks to ~mello-dramatic for the advice!


20 hours
bamboo fun tablet
photoshop elements 5.0
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:iconinfamousmaster:
infamousmaster Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
the yin yang dragons represent good and evil
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AshTheDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is almost the same concept as my tattoo! ^.^
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful~ <3
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Kara2412 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I absolutely love this!
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:iconfalynevarger:
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful work PLAYA :):beer:.
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Taures-15 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:wow: Beautiful work!! :)
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:iconfalynevarger:
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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AceDragon21 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist
This is beautiful! The black dragon looks more like a bird with the feathers, but I love the huge difference between it and the white traditional Chinese one.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like this!!! :) Yin Yang is a very neat symbol- and I like your take on it. :+favlove:
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :D
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RedSnake1989 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Awesome
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:iconfalynevarger:
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Jubchili Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice pic! I always visualized yin and yang as dragons, sometimes as cats and sometimes as fire and ice.
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avadaxxxkedavra Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconlucasblahblah:
lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love the blue in contrast with the silver. :3
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jocularThespian Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Oh my god this is beautiful!
Would you mind me using this as a sketch for a tattoo?
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:iconfalynevarger:
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not at all. I'd like to see it when it's done if that possible though. :)
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:iconjocularthespian:
jocularThespian Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Thank you! I'll definitely show you in the future:)
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:iconfalynevarger:
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I look forward to it. :)
Good luck with the sketch!
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Obi-Waton Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Holy...This is just beautiful. An amazing peace of work. I have always loved the Yin and Yang, and this is perfect in showing off their different sides. Amazing job. I tip my hat to you.
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nightmare061496 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
great design nice job
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I've always loved the yin yang concept and this is a cool drawing.
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TwelveFingers Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your detail is so amazing. I love this picture.
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:iconsjcommander:
SJCommander Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is so, so beautiful. The time you put in it really shows.
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SticcatheStickGod Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice picture, I love it.

Did you know they represent:

1. push and pull
2. Life and death
3. Good and evil
4. Light and dark
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G-alaxii Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Im a big fan of yin and yang!
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, this is a stunning piece! I love the lighting you've done around both the orbs - it adds to the magical, fantastical feel. You pulled off the flow between opposing elements wonderfully as well! :D
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Doodle-Fish Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really stunning. :) The details pop out very well.
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MrShyRockstar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all this is beyond amazing. :O!!!!!!!!

Second, I would like to beg you to allow me to get this as a tattoo.

I've been looking around for years for a sketch of the idea I've had in my head for a tattoo I've always wanted and put a lot of thought into. I specifically want dragons circling a yin yang symbol, the dragons opposing the colors of the side they are on. It should be obvious the meanings behind each symbol and why I picked them but to clarify I like the idea of peace, and harmony within oneself and outside oneself the yin yang symbol represents, I like the strength, and freedom the dragons represent and I wanted opposing dragon colors to match the yin yang symbol because I wanted them to be showing harmony within the tattoo itself. I could seriously, sit here and go into all the detail I originally wanted but have no idea how to sketch out myself but I'm sure your not interested.

Regardless, I was looking up ideas to start a sketch when I stumbled upon this. Honestly? This isn't only the only 'idea' I found that remotely represented my own inner idea but its the best damn picture I've ever seen representing the idea. I enjoy this picture a lot. I think you did a wonderful job and its whole layout is just fantastic.

Anyways, if I got the tattoo I wouldn't put the background into it, it would strictly be the dragons and yin yang symbol, but still. I would rather ask you for permission to one day get this as a tattoo and not just.. go out there and do so. Ya'know? Let me know :)
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
This might be helpful to you.
[link]
Scroll down to the bottom of the post. Please read my guidelines for use of the tattoo and respect them.
It's over a year old now and the inking is pretty bad, as is the quality. I'd do a lot different now, but this is all I currently have in the form of a tattoo version of this painting.
You're free to take the lines and do with them as you please in order to form them into what you want, or have another artist do so. I'd fix them up myself, but I'm tired of seeing them honestly.

And thank you very much for the compliment to my work.
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MrShyRockstar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its okay its old so I wouldn't ask you to redo somethin if ya didn't have time or such. Thank you so much for even letting me see this so I could form it into a tattoo :D ! you're awesome!

You're welcome. I enjoyed looking at a lot of your art :)
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope it does you more good than it did me. :)
Let me know how it turns out if you do end up using it! I'd love to see a photo.
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MrShyRockstar Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Might be awhile before I get it since I have to save up and such and am not in any real hurry to get the tattoo because I wanna be 100% sure that the end product is Exactly what I want. But this picture is pretty spot on :P I might tweak a little within limits and I will always make sure to give real credit where it is due :P One day, when I do get it (By then.. you'll probably forget haha) I'll make sure to link you photos :)
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nah. I won't forget. :) I have a crazily good memory for things like that.
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MrShyRockstar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D <3
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guds777 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
someone will ink this. it is for sure. LOVE IT... :)
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've actually already translated it into a black and white tattoo. ;) However, I only have it posted on my blog.
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Dragon-Soul-Fury Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did u do that its so good
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Loooooots of practice.
And time. D;
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TrixieMisa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Wowie! If I ever actually finish the book I'm supposed to be writing, I'm going to commission you to do the cover art.
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you do let me know. ;) If nothing else I'd be glad to read it.
Thanks!
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lluukk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome!
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Hyoga1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
cool
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Hues-of-emotion Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool.
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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RyujinOrientalis666 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Very well done and good looking. Your eastern dragon is very well done and the black dragon is pretty good as well.
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:iconfalynevarger:
FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
I like the black in particular since he is an original design.
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Winter-Twilight Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I have to say, this piece is three kinds of awesome. You even managed to make their scales shimmer in the lighting the closer they are to the sphere.
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