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Between Sky and Earth by AlectorFencer Between Sky and Earth by AlectorFencer
Before the Earth was formed the genderless Creator God, named Nana-Buluku by the Fon people of Dahomey, created a companion dragon called Aido Hwedo who was both male and female.

It was a dragon able to move with ease between Heaven and Earth who carried the Creator in its mouth.
They travelled together into the physical realms to create the world as we know it.

This is an interpretation and depiction of the Aido Hwedo of which Bloodhound-Omega created the concept and lineart and I did the colouring.

Colouring this was one of the biggest fights I've ever had with pictures and took me five days. Beginning with the paper which didn't like my rough method of colouring, you first could see every single brush stroke on the delicate background. The dryer the brush of course, the more visible the strokes, so I actually had to use a lot of more water which caused the original lines to blend into the paint, making them nearly invisible.

After drying I carefully redrew the original lines with a darker pencil and planned to paint the background using the airbrush. It started spitting even though we cleaned it thoroughly using really hard chemicals and brushes. >>
After painting several hours, it lead to this result.
I used the airbrush once more with, of course spitting issues again (never going to use that type of acrylic ink again) and fixed the big splatter that the airbrish left on the dragon's face. x)

I was too lazy painting scars on the actual sky so I simply interpreted the Aido's ability to wander between sky and eart simply by painting the stars directly on its back.

Here are some photos of the original because the iridescent paint I used to colour the Aido's scales with always gives a different colour tone depending how much you tilt it. :]


Oh that was a fight I tell you... but I hope you like it. =]

Mixed Media on C4 bristol board.
This painting will be available at Eurofurence artshow.

Thank you so much for looking. :blowkiss:

Again, it was a collaborative work:

Bloodhound-Omega did the lineart and I did the colouring. Please don't only credit me for this work. <3
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work & cheers for the tale
oozsinfered Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Writer
Congratulations! :party: Your piece has received an LDD! [link] :clap: Thank you so much for making such a beautiful piece!
Mizz-Diamonds Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Really cool I am Yoruba and we call the rainbow/serpent dragon Oshunmare. I love what you did here so cool and the monkeys look oh so cute
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't say how much I love it. Your works are just marvellous!
Lalupi Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
what a beautiful snake, dragon ...thing! I love it and the peacefull feling over the pic
Cheezay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wundervoll :) Soviel Geduld mit einem Bild zu haben xD
Find ich klasse mit dieser irisierenden Farbe, darf ich fragen wo man so eine herbekommt?
Und ich hab noch ne Frage *noob* was ist eigentlich bristol board? Leinwand oder sowas?
Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love it! the dragon is so great! That's really impressive!
DemonFreeze Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Giant snakey dragon!! 8D Awesoooome! >w< I'd so pet it *o*
BloodhoundOmega Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Nyahhh, copy n paste.

Hrmm... ok... the "more decent" comment ended up comming _way_ later than anticipated. XD

Even if I still can't shake off the fuiling of guilt completely, the happyness about the result of our joinedventure surmounts.

This has turned out amazing in so many different ways and I am overwhelmed by what you made out of my sketch. I know what I would have done out of it and while surely it wouldn't have been bad, your version manages to shine through the power of colour and light and öave a far greater impression that way.

Simply amazing and I hope, not our last collaboration. *hugs* :love:
Motte-rockt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
So, ich hab gelesen, dass du aus Deutschland bist, also kann ich eeeendlich mal deutsch schreiben ;)
Also, ich mache ein Projekt über die australische Mythologie und wenn du nichts dagegen hast, werde ich dein Bild in meinem Projekt einbauen. :)
Ich hoffe, es ist dir recht, da ich dein Bild wirklich sehr schön finde :D
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