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Cie's Escape by PaleDrow Cie's Escape by PaleDrow
My first work painted entirely on my digital Graphire tablet. :D

The two dragon-bat mounts I sculpted in clay before sketching them so I could study them in different lighting.

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Escape from the Nach Drow City

Deep within the depths of Faerūn under the nation of Rashemen, lays the Living City, the central layer of the Nach‘Ilythiir or white skinned drow also known as the Pale Drow. The Living City, named so due to the massive and powerful underground creature that permeates the entire city, is little known on the surface. This is due mainly because no disloyal creature or slave has ever escaped, except that is for the human, Cie Tallaskyl.

Cie, as you can see here is on the back of a half breed dragon-bat, another of Midiuth’s many bio-magical creation experiments.

Cie was a promising Thayan red wizard’s apprentice captured and enslaved by the Nach Drow almost a decade ago in the Rashemen hills. They were mostly interested in his knowledge of the
Thayan wizards.

The Nach still search for Cie on the surface of Faerūn to this day, even within the dangerous halls of Thay itself. The Nach Drow can accomplish this due to their ability to change their skin tone at will from bone white all the way to ebony black giving them the ability to appear as drow or surface elf.

In the background of this picture you can see the prime central cavern to the Living City, its centerpiece being the great Castle Scorn, the residence of the creator of the Nach and the only route to the main body of the creature that lends the city its name.
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There is a lot of dragon work in the Paintings & Airbrushing gallery, but I haven't seen quite like Cie's Escape by *PaleDrow before. This deviants gallery is captivating, glorious, and so fantastic. Be sure to stop on by! ( Suggested by DailyDeviants and Featured by cosmosue )
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Huldrefolk Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Cool
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:iconthe-chronicler-croi:
The-Chronicler-Croi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work I'm still having issues with digital media
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Death-Auror Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Wow this is the most amazing art done on a graphic tablet i've seen so far. Keep up the good work I hope you do more!8D

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‘" My wings, they melted, from the shining sun.
God doesn't care, Satan rejected me.
It hurts till the end of my worthless life."’
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
This is awesome, plain and simple. Love everything about this piece. Fantasy at it's best. Outstanding talent and artistic vision
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ShaunJoyce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this really caught my eye.

amazing work.
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brammy7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconskitone:
Skitone Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I like it very much... :+fav:
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:iconblasianonna:
blasianonna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job!
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:iconphotoboy1002001:
photoboy1002001 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Photographer
most awesome way to go
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconfrisiandude:
FrisianDude Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Damn, man, that's awesome.
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Thank you bro :manhug:
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
good motion;) well done for the highlights!
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Thank you :)
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:iconexile767:
exile767 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
this is one really awesome pic, really far out!
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Thank you! sorry for the late reply :)
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:iconiliana-tabi-cat:
Iliana-Tabi-CAt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
DUDE....WICKED!!!! >.<
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Thank you :)
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Iliana-Tabi-CAt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Your welcome :D
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Demon-Eye Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Whoa, awesome! Was this all photoshop, or a more painting-oriented program?
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Thanks,
It was done in photoshop using a wacom tablet to paint with
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:iconellenjanuary:
ellenjanuary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Writer
:faint:
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
:hug:
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:iconcerena:
cerena Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Very impressive! I'll be sure to feature you in my next journal!!
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconangrymikko:
angrymikko Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is nice and speedy.
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:iconphotoboy1002001:
photoboy1002001 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007   Photographer
i love the color depth and detail. way to bro.
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Sorry for late reply. Comp has been down for months.

Thank you :)
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:iconphotoboy1002001:
photoboy1002001 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008   Photographer
how you doing, i have missed you. welcome back.
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:iconlikingthat:
likingthat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
dats awsome love how you actually made them then drew it then CG'd it
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Sorry for WAY late reply...had no comp for a long while..

Thank you for youe comments :) I do enjoy the process of making the creation and studying it before rendering it. I find it can bring life even to an over done subject. :)
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FirenSephir Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A truly amazing work! ^^
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:iconorphen316:
orphen316 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
amazing colours and contrast
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Thanks :D
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:iconpeppermint-tea:
Peppermint-Tea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Totally on your tablet? Now I definately gotta get one! :giggle:

Seriously though, this is breath taking. It's like the fantasy art you always wished you could do but never could XD Truly inspiring stuff.
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Thank you :D Once I got the tablet I went wild...it has become a great tool for me.
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:iconherejeanarko:
herejeanarko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
Escelente work, I love the shading and your use of colour is great, i definatelly like this one
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AlexDewain Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Oh well... Now I see why you got your DD! Congratulations for an excellent work! :+fav:
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Thank you!

Sorry for late reply. My comp has been down for months...
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AlexDewain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Haha don't worry.
I just came back to dA after 3 months inactive.
So we've been in the same situation, kinda... ^^'
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skullhuntre Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
love the colors, damn, i cant draw for shit but this must of have taken forever, but anyways, this really is amazing, faving :thumbsup:
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Thank you :D
This one took a couple weeks :)
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skullhuntre Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
heh ill just stick to photography lol
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KidCartoonist1994 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
nice i love the magic effects u used makes it look all the more realistic:omfg:=D
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Thank you :)
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ikkitousennomusha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Holy... I'd be tearing my hair by the time I'd made half of all those little details and all the light- and shadows o.o
One of the most impressive pics I've seen in a long time
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Thank you :D
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:iconmclaranium:
mclaranium Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
I don't know what do you expect from the mortals like me. :confused: ya know your art is amazing, very impressing and qith quality :D

do you want get a million of FAVS??? :slow:
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:iconpaledrow:
PaleDrow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Thanks :) A million would be a good start...but I would prefere feedback :D :hug:
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:iconmclaranium:
mclaranium Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
:D Estás loco
:handhsake:

Feedback?

You apply the colour and "illumination" so deep, so good, excellent and very attactive. :)
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