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People say that the nature gave the intelect to the dragons, and Gods gave them the greed. This dragon has stolen something unusually valuable and he will pay a lot for this act. :/
it looks really good, but there are a few tangencies between the bomb and the river that bother me. the tail does it too. maybe break a few edges. right now the bomb and river are at the same angle, and line up in such a way that neither one stands out as well as they would otherwise.
- Dan Dos Santos
What he said.Originally Posted by DSillustration
You'd have a more dynamic piece if the bomb was tilted, and the dragon was struggling with it just a bit. Cant the hips more so it's not just hanging there. The tail curving in, and under is really creating a static spot were you could use more dynamism. The dragons left forefoot/hand could be better placed as well.
A nice concept. I like it when planes and flying dragons go head to head!
I'm just worried about the physics of the thing. I just don't think he could fly with the bomb hanging way down there. It would be swinging about, pulling him off balance. I know it's a fantasy image but for the viewer to really connect with the image I think you still have to play within some of the rules of reality.
I would be more inclined to have him clutching the bomb with his front limbs, holding it closer to his body, closer to his center of gravity. I think he would have needed to use his legs to escape from wherever he stole the bomb from and to give him the necessary run up to take off. I always imagine dragons needing a run up before taking off...I don't see them being able just to flap their wings and take off from a standing start especially carrying a heavy object. I think his tail would be straighter out behind him due to his forward motion too.
You might want to give the bomb a bit of color variation to define the shape like a checkerboard strip around it or some stencilled millitary numbers. I googled for some images like that but couldn't find anything, but hey, this is supposed to be a fantasy image!!
Hope you don't mind my crits. If you do rework it I'd love to see the results...