Hey there all, this is my first time participating in a ChoW rather than lurking. This topic just so happens to be irresistible. ;P
Here's my dragon and rider so far:
Just a heads up, this goes to the functionality of some of the designs happening, I'm seeing alot of saddles directly between wings, this could pose a problem, while hindering the dragons ability to fly i think there are going to be a lot of unconscious frequent flyer miles adding up from gigantic wings smacking the rider everytime there is a flap of the wings.
Thumbs up to those whose saddle is on the neck, not inbetween the wings.
Garkudion besides the previous statement, i think you should rework this a bit, while i like the approach of your design, taking it to a different place than the traditional look of the dragon, his wings, for the bulk of this mammoth tubby guy, are quite small and as of the moment completely useless for flight and by the position of his legs... hes in mid flight.
just my 2 cents, take it as you will, wish i had time to join you this week
P.S. Rob, is that 1st design Pyramid Head from Silent Hill??? ....like the 2nd dragon concept, its got a dragon meets griffon vibe
Last edited by DoctorDigits; March 26th, 2012 at 11:59 PM.
mmm, got a wedding this weekend so I don't think I can finish but here's a quick portrait sketch and the beginnings of the character study, going to try and keep the armor as organic as possible. Going for the Grizzled veteran rider who trains upstart rookies. The dragon will come later >.<
Tired, quick Wip: the dragon Aristocrat.
Don' know if i'll continue on this route, maybe i'll switch to something more traditional.
Will post something more substantial and comment on all the other designs tomorrow.
A creative artist works on his next composition because he is not satisfied with his previous one. When he loses a critical attitude toward his own work, he ceases to be an artist. - Dmitri Shostakovich
Tired of looking at it for now. I'll continue with it tomorrow after some sleep! That, and a character sheet. Thanks for your help, Doctor!
Edit: So my bro just informed me that I didn't follow the brief. Oops.
Last edited by Garkudion; March 27th, 2012 at 04:34 AM.
Getting there with this, still got to do the figure study.
My Sketchbook Please have a lookie...
a little more deets before off to work, made him a little thicker and the lost of his arm is the main reason why he retired. Still working out the armor/scales. Dragons should do most of the fighting, but I figured a little backup dirk freely given by the dragon can't hurt to have. Will see what else happens later tonight
Nice update pixelturner but think a little bit of the seat on the dragon, if his head is gonna be that big its gonna cover the view of the rider, try to put the seat a bit higher or make the neck longer.
Man I love this idea, wish we had more time ><
Anyways give me your thoughts - trying to get the castle on fire to look like a castle on fire...this is such a great concept idea!
Striving to be the best that is possible before I conk into the grave.
My Sketchbook! Critique EVERYTHING!!
@pixeltuner: not bad, I like your dragon but your rider's proportions and face need some more work imo
I already did a concept for a dragon rider earlier this year, posting it for some inspiration
and no, this is not avatar-inspired. it just happened to look a bit like that
Well, I picked the one I like the most and the type of dragon I have in mind is going to have a more serpent-like body, so it will have a narrow-ish and aerodynamic head. I have been getting a lot of references and looking up general anatomy of them. I've learned so much already!
Edit: Forgot to re-save when I made changes. Here is where I actually left off.
Last edited by Havok Reed; March 27th, 2012 at 11:35 AM.
Dragon update. Almost done.
Cameli: Yeah I know. I'll be putting the seat either a bit higher upon the back or maybe make the dragonskull a bit transparent like a motorcycle.
@Shorinji_Knight You used coffee? That's a cool idea! I like the color it gives off.
still very rought, ehhh, i'm afraid i won't have time to finish it
and not really shure about the colors
Probably should've done more today, oh well.
Made some progress on the rider and I may post critiques later this week.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Woops, a friend of mine just pointed out that the anatomy on my dragon is actually impossible with how the wings connect... So there's some fixing to be done
My Sketchbook Please have a lookie...
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