Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts

    Fire Dragon for the Dragon Thread WIP

    Fire Dragon I posted on the Dragon thread here...

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42312

    I am still working on it, and thought I'd post it here and see if I could get any input, crits, and/or suggestions. I like it so far, but I'm still learning to paint in Painter and Photoshop. I like how the eye turned out too.

    Fire Dragon for the Dragon Thread WIP

    Fire Dragon for the Dragon Thread WIP
    "It is ten percent how you draw, and ninety percent what you draw." - Andrew Loomis

    Artastic's Sketchbook

    Visit my new username and sketchbook at Thor's Hammer


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
    I also have this version....

    Fire Dragon for the Dragon Thread WIP
    "It is ten percent how you draw, and ninety percent what you draw." - Andrew Loomis

    Artastic's Sketchbook

    Visit my new username and sketchbook at Thor's Hammer

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
    Decided to add more darks to the shaded areas by adjusting the brightness and contrast of the image...I think it looks better now. Any opinions?

    Fire Dragon for the Dragon Thread WIP
    "It is ten percent how you draw, and ninety percent what you draw." - Andrew Loomis

    Artastic's Sketchbook

    Visit my new username and sketchbook at Thor's Hammer

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Troglodite city, USA
    Posts
    630
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Well, I think that doing the dark/light adjustment to that degree is not working. I think you would have a MUCH better peice if you go back in and develope your shadow area's naturally. Maybe use some greens and browns in the shadow's, with some dark blue in the deepest shadow's. Pay attention to the different shadow types (depending on the actual effect that you want), however, as it is now, I do not think that dark/light adjustment is the answer..........THAT is just a quick fix.
    Honest, I don't try to be an asshole, it just happens!

    http://evildragonfire.blogspot.com

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
    evildragonfire - Thank you for the advice. I did feel kind of cheap using the Brightness/Contrast controls to do the last rendition. But I have the painting in all phases, so i'm going to try what you suggested. I really want this piece to contrast light and dark heavily. I want it to be brooding and pissed off. Thank you for the input. I'll update as soon as I work on it some more later today after I get some sleep.
    "It is ten percent how you draw, and ninety percent what you draw." - Andrew Loomis

    Artastic's Sketchbook

    Visit my new username and sketchbook at Thor's Hammer

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Troglodite city, USA
    Posts
    630
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Hehe........kool. I do think using the brightness/contrast button in this way is a severe shortcut. The shadows should allways be developed naturally to create a strong peice, especially in the emotion you are trying to convey. Good luck, and keep us posted.

    Check out this thread to see what I am talking about with the shadows

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=65805
    Last edited by evildragonfire; May 2nd, 2006 at 12:05 PM.
    Honest, I don't try to be an asshole, it just happens!

    http://evildragonfire.blogspot.com

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,023
    Thanks
    2,164
    Thanked 3,345 Times in 1,120 Posts
    I know it's a bit late now, but the profile and dead-on view of a face or body is usually the least exiting and has a greater chance of becoming quite flat.

Similar Threads

  1. Dragon(s) - (Fire)
    By DefiledVisions in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: February 22nd, 2010, 09:02 PM
  2. Fire Dragon
    By lizclarke in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 4th, 2009, 03:05 AM
  3. Fire dragon
    By lizclarke in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 21st, 2009, 04:35 AM
  4. Art: fire & ice dragon help
    By sculptingmonsters610 in forum 3D Art, Sculpture & Toy Art
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 2nd, 2008, 07:30 PM
  5. fire & ice dragon
    By sculptingmonsters610 in forum Challenge & Collaboration Area
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 31st, 2008, 10:20 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast