I know I may seem unqualified, but I am simply trying to help. You can disregard this critique if you don't like it. Ü
This is one of the most moving pieces I have seen in quite a while, regarding to dragons. As I consider myself to be a "dragonologist," I consider the way you captured the movement in this to be exquisite. He is leaping from the flames... simply marvelous.
However, I have a few complaints.
Although the dragon itself is obviously the focus of the artwork, the fire detracts from it. That yellow fire at the right-hand bottom corner- that is good, as it adds to the majesty of the great beast. The orange fire surrounding it, however, does not do it justice. If by the head there were less or no flames, his fiery gaze would be much more moving- almost as if he were leaping from the painting.
Lastly, I would slim down the neck slightly. This may be your style, however, so disregard my foolish complaints. (*-*)
I realize this was only a speedpaint, and isn't a crucial piece to you. Or maybe it is, but once again ignore my dumb behavior.
He's so brilliant! I love the way his head is angled just so, like he's just noticed someone watching him and he's deciding whether or not to eat them. And the way the fire surrounds him, it's like he was asleep within it until someone made the mistake of waking him. I particularly like his horns, they're very impressive. He's just magnificent, I love it!
aww thankies soo much, truly that means a lot unto me XD I had soo much fun with this experiment. I was playing with a new painting technique to see if I could try something new and have come to quite enjoy it, It has been quite the lil success.
background does not give the dragon the justice it needs. backgrounds, usually, help your character stand out. I do know its just a doodle so I guess its great for what you pulled off in an hour and a half, which looks like a LOT of work. great job!