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    Snow Dragon

    Hey,
    Im back with another drawing. The previous drawing I posted got alot better with the help of people here and I learned alot. So I hope to learn even more with this drawing.

    Im afraid the dragon is not the focus anymore. Its going to be a white/purple-ish dragon. I'm hoping to get some critique on the anatomy or any other mistakes there may be. Not sure if its important but it's a evil dragon
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    Well...
    - you could remove the pillar and make the dragon bigger.
    - you could place the sun behind him to point out a focus.
    - you could change the format to cut off some of the empty space on the left.
    - you could change the form of the wings and the tail.
    - you could put clouds or other dragons in the midground to connect for-and background.

    My thoughts on it.

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    Pretty cool idea. I like the setting. Definitely agree that there are some composition elements you can tweak to give the image more oomph. Definitely lower the placement of the beast. You're squeezing him in at the top of the canvas, and it appears sorta awkward and small. Give the dragon some prominence and power. Possibly a longer neck to balance out that big tail?? Also, consider giving him some motion. Right now he exists in one plane.

    Please Sir, I'd like some more.

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    The line of the wings and the line of his body/tail are following the same path, and so confusing the silhouette a bit.

    In most dragon designs, the wings are instead of the front legs. If you want both arms and wings on yours, that's fine, but you're going to face having to explain it anatomically. It's been done (angels, for example) but it's a harder sell.

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    maybe another dragon on the left side flying around would help balance the composition. The dragon on the pillar definitely needs to be bigger and moved down so he's not so high on the page

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    I agree with @shockowaffel on composition. I also agree with @Stoat that the wing is currently confusing, raise it higher or lower to make it clear how does it look. Also, atm this guy looks like a big lizard or a young dragon, definitely not an adult one. Is this your intentention?

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    Push your dynamic more and give us more information to tell the story.
    Why is it on that pillar? - perhaps like Eagles he surveys his range and returns to feed there - lots of bones littered below would help give us some scale for the dragon.
    Push your design a little more, get some character in there.
    Make him (/her/it) bigger in the frame if it's is our primary focus.
    Use your surrounding environment to helps guide our eyes to your primary focus (the shape of the mountains, foreground elements, all that kind of thing.)

    Quick OP, it would be something like this if it were my picture (which doesn't make it 100% right):
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    Nothing to add to whats already been said, so I'll just add a thanks to Venger's paint over and watch to see how the picture develops.

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    because of the rock where the dragon stands the dragon seems A bit small, Deff should make the dragon bigger,

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    Thank you all!
    Venger's paintover made me realize how boring my drawing is. I tried to follow the advice given and make it more dynamic, bigger dragon, cut off empty space.
    This is what I have so far, I hope I went into the right direction.

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    damn! that looks a lot better.

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    That does look a lot better! Just try to make the structure of the dragon really convincing to make him pop.

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    It is much better, I like the siluette in the background.

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    Looking good!

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