This is brilliant, could be a bit more defined overall. Love the lil stache.
Oh hey! You're the bloke who scouts me! Nice to finally meet (well, not really since you probably won't see this message xp). Thank you very much!
And I agree- I rushed through this and left it a bit too watery. I might fix the flowers and a few details one day when I'm not working on another project.
This is hilarious; love the squirrel and the fish!
You've got some great depth in this drawing, but it doesn't really come across. I'd say the mountain in front of the dragon should be as defined as the dragon itself give it sharper outlines. I'd have probably put some of the dark you have below the dragon now behind him too, to set him apart from the mountains behind him.
You digitally colored the sky right? no big fan of that; I like the pencil shading on the mountain on the left, would have preferred that in the entire piece.
yeah i was meaning to outline the mountain in front of him with slightly thicker outlines but i ran out of time and had to get it scaned while my neighbor was still home. I was trying to make those mountains look "atmospheric perspective-e" didn't quite work out that those mountains were a bit further away.
not really digitally color but more of like smudging because the sky didnt look much of a sky when it was scanned you can see all the pencil scribbles in it, didnt look like that when it wasnt scanned but i wanted it to look more like a sky, sorry your not a fan.
awesome but unclear.
This has some great aspects too it, but imo it lacks definition and clarity. Don't be afraid to use some sharper contrasts eg. where the kraken comes out of the water. Slimy smooth things like the kraken's skin have edge lighting, that is to say; the edges where it bends away from the viewer are very shiny, so give them some hard highlights.
Contrast: the background is the same colour as the dragon's head and the kraken's suction cups... this makes everything blend in together... A good way to check the read of your drawings is to zoom out really far till you've only got a thumbnail sized image... If you can still make out what it's supposed to be, or where the areas of importance are it's okay. In your drawing the eye is drawn to the kraken's head, the dragon's hair and the tentacles around the dragons head. the dragon's head itself get's lost.
I like how you tried to use a bit of fog, but if you had drawn the fog behind the dragons horns and hair you could have made those stand out some more.
Anways, really cool drawing, just doesn't really work very well for me.
I forgot about hard highlights D:, maybe because I was worried it might not fit in the foggy scenario. The dragon head color is white which is forced to look blue-ish and I understand what you mean since it blends with the color of the background. That zooming out idea is neat, but I've been working on it for so long, everything look alright to me lol, so I easily fooled myself. Either way, thanks for the critique :3
I'd have liked to see especially his face quite a bit more refined. The guitar looks good, would have been nice if you had drawn his entire wings instead of cutting them short.
Nice drawing, his foot looks a bit mangled but otherwise the anatomy is nice... I strongly dislike wingflaps on the front his arms, but I guess that's just opinion. The head of the dragon isn't the strongest spot; his lower jaw is probably too big if we're looking at him from above, but apart from that the head could have a bit more character... some spikes or whatever; it is after all (one of) the most important parts of the dragon.
Composition wise I'd have created a lot less space behind the dragon and more space in front of him; that way the viewer can see what the dragon sees, makes it a bit more interesting.
biggest point of critique would be that it looks unfinished, which makes sense, since it is just that. I don't really get what's going on with the dude's face.
The dragon seems to have two spines? (one where the spikes are, the other right next to the guys hand)
might be cool to put some more emphasis on the water and boat, lighten them up a bit... is the dragon coming out of the water?
My fav out of the bunch
this has to be my favourite entry this flood. Great detailing on the rocks, the perspective seems a bit off though, as if the dragon is sitting behind (next to) the cliff rather than on it. We're looking at the dragon slightly from above (his back is visible) so we'd usually be able to see some of the rocks behind him. I get that you did it this way to avoid drawing his feet, but if you're gonna take a shortcut at least make sure poeple don't notice it ;)
Nice design on the dragon, although I'm no big fan of the derpy face, and his wings seem a bit stiff; the way you can see partly through them is well done though. I'd personally have made his skin a bit smoother, now it looks as if we're looking at naked muscles.
Lastly you could have maybe had a bit more contrast in the environment.
cute dragon, great job on the body and way cool that you incorporated the thumbnail. I'm not so big a fan of the head; the "mask" isn't shaded as well as the rest of him, and the eye doesnt really blend in with the rest, it seems pasted on there.
Finally; slapping the japanese (?) sign in there is a bit cheap, it doesn't really have a connection with the rest of the drawing, and doesn't really do anything for it as a whole.
I totally agree with you. Too be honest I was quite buried under with college work in the last week or so that I slightly rushed the shading on the head, I think with more shade around the eye it wouldn't have looked so false as well. I truly believe that this is one of the weakest of my latest art works and bearly worth submitting, I'll try and produce something better for the next flood.
nice drawing, quite atmospheric. My fav part is Alduins head. Ridley is a bit hard to make out; I initially didn't see his head and though it was all part of the same dragon. Personally I'd have put ridleys tail and leg above the flames. All in all good work though.
Yeah, Ridley's whole composition is a bit iffy. Just kind of happened, you know?
And thanks! I really do plan to get better at making these kinds of paintings.
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