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    WIP Reign of Fire

    Hello everybody...

    I was thinking about a dragon's scene just like reign of fire.. a character facing a dragon and I made this sketch in PS!
    It took me around 45 minutes to complete the hole idea.
    Feel free in comments and critics, I wanna paint something really cool and hope you guys can help me!

    Cya!!!

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    Ahhhh ok ok take it a little farther so we can see where you're headed. that's about all the advice I can give man (I'm such a noob!). Other than that LETS GOOOOOOO!!

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    Okay this can be a really cool piece. Make sure to have lots of smoke in the background and little fires burning everywhere. I might also tweek the head. It looks more wolf like than reptilian dragon.

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    Hey nicehighs.. thanks for comment man.. I'm trying to focus now, sketching the light and improving it!!! SOOO LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! (:

    Duman, you're right about smoke, fires, I'll put some.. now? The head looks like a damn wolf.. go for references now! Thanks bro!

    Maybe an update later!

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    Looking better. I would try to slim down the head and make it a little spikier. I also believe the wings are attacked to the wrists on these dragons, if you did that it would also cover up some of the back half and help with perspective. Any thought on if the human has a weapon?

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    Hey Duman.. I didn't understand what you want me to do with its head.. about the wings I know they are attached to the wrists but it was my intention to paint them this way! (:
    And Yes, the human has a rifle!

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    Poor chaps out of his league. I just suggested the wings be attached to his hands because that would cover the majority of his rear half. As you have it now, you can see the underside, but no legs, like his back half disappears.
    Oh, and I just meant to slim the head down. Yours looks more akin to a dinosaur, slimmer heads are often associated with dragons.

    Yes I know they are bad sketches. Its late.

    And I suck.

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    Thanks again Duman.. now I understand your point.. I made some changes and I think it's really better than before.. You're right again my friend, about the dinossaur head.. Thanks my friend.

    Here's another UP!

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    Well maybe its just me, but it does seem that the dragon isnt looking at the person in the front. I understand that he is looking in that direction, but it might be the perspective is off a little. I think it would be easier to move the human into the background a little more since you rendered the dragon a lot all ready.

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    I think its coming along pretty nicely. Remember that it looks like the dragons eyes are alined near the side so he does not need to be looking right at the guy to see him. I think its about time to start defining this.

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    SaintFuse.. thanks for comment my friend.. I think the perspective has some wrong points.. I'm a noob in digital painting.. it's been two months studying and practicing and now I am starting to paint things that I want to.. specially things in my mind and that's the point.. So, I don't know what to do to improve my drawing here.. about the human.. in the background.. maybe if I decrease his size and put it a little more to the left.. I'll try something.. thanks again. (:

    Hey Duman.. thanks my friend... I'm enjoying this and sharing with you guys was my point to have a nice painting in the end.. and I think i'ts working pretty well! (: So, do you think I can start defining from that sketch? As I wrote to SaintFuse, I'll make some changes and I'll put it here in another UP later. Thanks again! (:

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    Yes, I think its time to start the defining process and popping some rudimentary colors in.

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    Another UP!

    Much better, in my opinion.. (:

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    whats up man. Just try not to run into too much black in your paintings. If you love how colors pop on top of black look at tinfoils work. He uses black a lot but does it right! Will start helping more when I learn more.

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    Hey nicehighs.. whats up dude.. I've noticed my paintings have a lot of black.. as I said, I'm new and I'm trying to find my style in painting, sketching.. and I'm sure I'll improve my drawing practincing more and more.. about tinfoil works, I didnt understand that.. "He uses black" but who is He? If it's possible please leave some links or maybe some sites where I can learn more about it, ok?
    Cya my friend, thanks for comments! (:

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    Hey..

    I sketched this one using an image from the movie.. that is what I was thinking since the beginning! C & C are welcome!

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    Whats up man! I'm sorry man I forgot how new you are here is tinfoil(Daniel Dociu) http://conceptart.org/?artist=Tinfoil. he uses a lot of black and his work beautifully saturated! You might want to look up flaptraps work as well. Search flaptraps in the forums here. Also go here http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=108591. Good for a good kick in the ass. But more than anything keep learning and keep going I had a rough time with art last night and realized I need to build up my art off of the basics I tried jumping in there without establishing my cubes in space first BIG MISTAKE! but anyway, You're doing good! LETS GOOOOOO!!!!

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    Hey NiceHighs.. thanks man.. you really helped me with those links.. and I'm sure they will show me a new direction to learn and improve my drawings! LETSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! rsssss

    Here it's another up.. lightning sketch! (:

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    Now you know it doesn't look like the dragon is looking at the dude, right?
    Smoke! Add it! Fire, that too!
    (I guess I'll run with it)
    Lets GOOOOOOOOO!
    I feel ridiculous.

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    Hey Dumann.. yes I know.. but no problems related that I think.. I'll add smoke and fire in the scene! Thanks for reminding me! (:
    Ridiculous??? NOOO.. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO!! hahahahaa

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    UP! Improving the light!

    After lightning sketch I started to "render" my scene. I don't know if I'm doing right the process.. cause I really want this painting to be more realistic! C & C are welcome, and help me to create my first realistic digital painting! (:

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    Try not to go overkill with the blacks. I feel like the dragon's head will look much better if it were looking at the man on the left.

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    That, or you could make sure we understand the man is intentionally hiding. I think making the dragon a little darker is okay, I remember them being very dark in the movie. Will this be colored? It might look really cool with just the fire colored.

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    Havic-DM.. thanks for comment, I'll not go overkill with the blacks.. and about the dragon's head I think its position is right.. it's far away from the human, so the dragon can see him from long distance without turning its head.. but something is not giving this sensation!!! Lets try something to improve that. (:

    Duman my friend, thanks again.. the human is intentionally hiding and when the dragons comes nearly he crosses the street to make the dragon paying attention on him.. something like that! I intend to color this one, but your idea is really nice.. but I'll not color it yet, I intend to create a black & white painting first! (:

    Any tips for dragon's skin? Is it time to use brushes? how can I make this painting to be very realistic? I'm such a newbie, need some help! And thanks for all those friends visiting the thread and for all those ones helping me!
    Cya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newton_Br View Post
    about the dragon's head I think its position is right.. it's far away from the human, so the dragon can see him from long distance without turning its head.. but something is not giving this sensation!!!
    Sounds like a good plan. However, the problem isn't that the dragon isn't looking at the human, it's more about how the dragon is looking directly at the viewer. It makes it seem like the dragon is completely unaware of the human because he's focused on us, you know?

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    Yes, you're right about that Havoc.. but even so the dragon can see the human from where it is.. I don't intend to change the position of its head, maybe when I can paint its eyes we'll have a new interpretation.
    So.. letsss gooooooooo! hahaa

    Any tips to start painting a realistic dragon's skin, environment, human??

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    Cool, looking good man! the compositions not bad. I guess you want to start adding color? It looks like the dragon is looking at the gunman imo. but anyway about painting enviornments and such go grab reference but don't copy it just use it to guide your vision. You could mess around with the color balance in photoshop, you might see something you like. Its no different than sketching out different colors with traditional paint so don't feel like its cheating ha ha.

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    Hey NiceHighs.. man, I intend to color it but not now.. I want to paint it in black & white first.. and make of it the more realistic I can!
    Only after that I'll try to put some colors! (:
    Thanks again and keep your comments up! hahaha

    So, I've started to paint it and I don't know if I'm doing right!
    Here it is!!!

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