I'm kinda losing the fg vs. bg- I'm trying to keep the girl as the focus.
With the level of detail that's in it (which I love, btw - fantastic job) I think the only way to make the girl a stand-out focal point is to change her positioning. Most of her is obscured... perhaps having her standing or straddling the dragon's horn (so that she's more prominent in the piece) would help drive the focus to her?
All I can think of really... hopefully someone with more of an eye for overall design can chime in with a better suggestion?
Cheers though, I think the piece looks great
i did a quick draw over of what i thought would be cool..
opened the mouth..lessend some of the detail noise off the nose gave the dragon a more aggressive look. changed her pose slightly. pushed some things more into the back round..(atmospheric fog) darkend some areas changed the angle of the wing to flow to her..
Last edited by pest3r; October 16th, 2009 at 02:37 AM.
Here is my 2 cents:
1.) I am not sure what is along the top of the dragon snout (hair) but it is not reading well and seems out of place. I would drop it all together.
2.) We can see the connective tissue that runs between the upper and lower jaw on the far side of the dragon's head but not on the closest side. That is incongruent.
3.) The flying man-bat-pig on in the lower right hand corner has some funky stuff going on with his right wing. If his wing is to function like that of a bat or bird then the upper half can nout bend back that way without being broken.
Here come old flattop, he come, grooving up slowly...
great advice guys thanks! that paintover is amazing!