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reconrad40
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:11 am     Reply with quote
I've been working on this for a few weeks off and on... and I really feel i need some feed-back from the art community. Please feel free to critique at your leisure. Of course it's not finished... I am taking a few steps back and looking at it to see where i may improve it. Thanks



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samhell
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:53 am     Reply with quote
Hi and welcome to Sijun!

I'd recommend working on the values of the foreground and the background some more. At the moment, I think the bg is too uniform with the dragon, the foreground could pop out a lot more with more contrast.

Also, the wings of the dragon look a bit flat currently with the lack of shadows/highlights. Some texture on the wings, on the nearest parts to the viewer might also help to provide more depth perception to the painting.

Hope this helps. Smile
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reconrad40
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:10 pm     Reply with quote
Thank you for the advise. I will continue working on value as you mentioned and I'm not happy with the wings as they are. Would really nice if someone wanted to do a paint-over for the wings.

Thanks again for your input.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:34 am     Reply with quote
You are welcome. Smile

And btw, I think that the shape of the wings is good but they might benefit from a bit smoother & looser brushwork. I believe that would help them look more dynamic... but that is only my opinion.

Hope you make some progress soon.

p.s. Whenever I seem to hit a wall I go to the speedpainting thread of Sijun for inspiration. So far, that has never failed to help.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:33 am     Reply with quote
Thanks again Samhell... I feel the wings don't look functional. They need some serious work along with the rest of this painting.
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