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I had this really cool idea from my favorite flower, the Snapdragon, and it just seemed too cool not to just go with it. So the idea was, if you don't get it from the image already, that there are loads of insects and lizards and stuff that mimic plants too catch insects right? So drawing on my love of mini-dragons and macro stuff, I figured that out there somewhere, hidding amongst the daisies, or in this case rare Orchids, there must be equally rare 'Orchid Snapdragons', right?
heh, mini-dragons in camo gear LOL.
I did a little searching for reference flowers, originally wanting Snapdragons (seemed sensible LOL) but the orchids seemed so much better. So a quick mock up in Photoshop and some sketching later and wham, there ya go. It pretty much did itself in the first hour LOL. Most of the original idea stuck, but the focal flowers and the dragon I repainted and blended more. At one point I did regret picking a plant with spots :shock: cos I had to paint in each of the little beggars. But after setting up a custom brush that i dubbed the 'splodger' I just kinda, well, sploged the texture in
This is probably quite a change from my last dragon pic
hopefully people will appreciate this. More over I hope people get past the thumbnail and dont just go 'oh, some flowers how gHey'. Look closer and be rewarded