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Bnoch: Great stuff, both design and atmosphere wise. There are some serious anatomy issues on both your dragon and the rider variations though mostly on arms and legs.
wow wow wow !!
These are so brilliant ideas, guys @_@"
As usual !
I'll post some sketches in the afternoon : No way I miss this thread !
See ya !
Last edited by chemischemiel; March 28th, 2012 at 08:09 AM.
even though i should be studying, i couldn’t resist doodling this DIRTYDIRTY concept. i wont/shouldnt finish it before the deadline though
This dragon rider utilizes the breath of the dragon to shoot toxic lazorbeams with his gun.
great work so far ppl.
to Derekdedgell and bnoch: just...
@theUnknownSketcher, really like the comp and dragon, the piece has a very nice feel to it. Not sure if the rider would be in that position though.
An update! Just can't fucking figure out how something can have both arms and wings.....NEED REFS!
Edit: would be really nice if somebody can elaborate a bit on this. I'm just thinking that maybe the dragon can have a really long scapula with two sockets in it. Or maybe there's a pair of smaller scapuli further in front and closer to the spine for the wings.
Edit2h wait, didn't see Havoc's post. Now that is a great diagram, think I'll just adopt that design.
Last edited by Aaron_; March 28th, 2012 at 09:21 AM.
In the spirit of paying it forward, voila:
It's on the first page of google though when you search for dragon anatomy
Thanks very much PixelTuner, yeah, that's really useful. And just googling dragon anatomy actually yields some pretty incredible results. Well, now that's a good lesson on how to use the internet xD
So here are some of the better ones I've found, not all of them are really very plausible, but in all fairness, I'm not sure how much better I can do. At least it always helps a lot to see what possibilities other people have come up with.
ahmmmm, remove the *
Last edited by Aaron_; March 28th, 2012 at 09:39 AM.
Landylachs, I like all of the pretty tails on the dragon. I would say it's fine but the brief says 3/4 must be visible, this is just a profile. It's a shame, I quite like it, but we wouldn't want you to finish it and then not be eligible!
Nice topic and nice paintings boys and girls!
some rock n roll for yall (some swearing.)
my initial idea:
So here's a sketch. A Dragon Rider during WW2. Having some trouble with the head.
Some free time coming. Setting things up for a chance at finishing in time.
Playfully dorning the first Shedded skin of her dragon.
This is Steven.
He likes Yorissan. He doesn't like that Yorissan has put on a little weight recently.
I erased his back leg, it was shit. I wanted it to be a horse-like dragon, I will try to render it tonight, although the outcome of how well that will go is in a state of flux. His wings would've obscured the saddle, maybe I will do a picture of Yorissan and Steven in flight.
Amazing, but do we really need to say that at this point? ;-)
I like your composition choice, seems very powerful and the lines of movement are interesting.
Thanks for the tutorial!
Its easy to fall into the trap of just trying to make something out of nothing just because we have an idea of the era. For instance, you could have goggles with the face visible, or goggles with a scarf/gasmask over the face. You could give him a leather flight cap or a plastic helmet. Find a few references instead of just trying to create something out of nothing, its a great exercise, its faster, and keep the ideas flowing!
I like the concept but the anatomy of the figure underneath is really not very readable. I mean, what's that weird thing coming out of his/her chest that looks like a curved piece of wood? Maybe a few quick pose sketches would help you define an easier to work with silhouette.
Some sketches of mine will be forthcoming tonight.
By the way, DO WE NEED TO SHOW 3/4 OF THE DRAGON TOO? I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere and I am wanting to get set up on my composition thumbnails soon... If it was posted somewhere else then call me a buffoon but please give me the answer! THANKS!
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Hey hey I'm going a slightly different direction for mine, just thought I'd post a WiP
Lol. At this point she's just a manequin with a face and dragonskin thrown over. The wood tube is her spine. Hope I can make things more clear in the updates
hello! I wanted to join; was thinking to do next round. but this subject is too awesome to pass up. im way late for starting ofc.
continue- really funny dragon!
ironbyte- starting to look real nice!
chemischemiel = really cute! some perspective issues. keep those vertical lines true vertical. on the table esp.
first0= nice, but thats an awefully small dragon.
theUnknownschetcher = previous was funny! but.. if this follows the brief, the dragon is committing suicide! guess thats why your making a new one.
adrian/ helloo! nice to see you here. it´s looking very good. you just gotto find someway to get that woman to stand on that head confincingly
mah, thats all for now. will do more if I get a chance later!
Here's my WIP, comments and criticism would be appreciated. :-)
This week has just been too busy, we'll see if this goes further I need to add a few satchels of herbs that can control unruly dragons and figure out the details, Here's a quick rough of the dragon as well.
Great feeling in the dragon. Its coming very good.
I like the head design. Perhaps you should extend the canavas. It feels a bit like the canavas limits the dragon.
Overall feeling and composition. Keep on rendering it out. Perhaps have some small color spots.
First thumb is my favorite. Last has an interesting perspective.
Nice character I like the similarities between the rider and the dragon.
well, i did like it better
mouser / dragon is looking great! feel like the rider´s body might be a bit short.
abrazuno/ good concept. dragon is a lil stiff still.
rxmt/ nice inky- some perspective issues. creature´s head feels flat and I think the rider should fall behind the shoulders a bit.
oh right, went right onto picking one so lil time!
so what shall I wear? red or blue?
Last edited by ashess; March 28th, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
Looking good everybody!
Changed the head, I think it looks a bit better now...
Hey guys. I'm still pretty new to character design, having only attempted it a few times. I figure this should be a good way to ease me into it, having both character and creature design in it. Here's my little guys. I like drawing kids being fuckin' rad more than badass adults, most of the time, so I went with a kid rider. I wanted to evoke something dog-like in the dragon, wherein you get a sense of that dogged loyalty to its master. Anyway, tell me what you think. Crits would be very much appreciated.
EDIT: Added my second line pass.
Last edited by Si_Swe; March 28th, 2012 at 07:26 PM.