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Lightning Dragon by phoenixfyre6967 Lightning Dragon by phoenixfyre6967
Like this, but made better :D. I'm not sure how long I took...but those scales drove me crazy... [link]

By the way, I would really appreciate critiques, especially on how to make the perspective better, or the anatomy fit the perspective.
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Dj--Vixxen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, very nice.
The Lightning is very well done, but the dragon's anatomy could be better. The mouth is oddly shaped and the legs aren't quite right. The wings could use a tad bit of work aswell.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow. all those scales. XD They're definitely worth it though - my favorite part!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Thanks :D, and yeah definitely, didn't look right without the awesome scales :D
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LissyH Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
wow fantastic work
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CharlieRenwick Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Woah, all those scales must've taken ages! Nice work
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
They did, took forever to make the scales and the shading for them :(
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yansetiawan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
good job
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Night-Sky13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I think you may want to start looking into dragon anatomy (just because it's a fantasy creature doesn't mean it has fantasy anatomy ;D )
The tail looks a bit too short and the arms and legs are too close together on the torso.

You did do an amazing job on the scales, though!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I'm starting to get really tired of these comments no offense to you but I was trying for perspective except it turned out completely out of whack and too cartoonish. I really wish someone would try to help me figure out how to make the perspective look better than the anatomy...
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Night-Sky13 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Shading would help. As it stands right now, there doesn't seem to be much perspective going on and I think shading would help add some depth to the piece. The legs are farther away so why are they the same color as the rest of the body?
Anatomy would really help you with the perspective. If you practice drawing the dragon straight on, you'll get the correct anatomy down. Knowing how the body looks straight on will help you be able to morph the body in your mind and see how it should look at different angle. Foreshortening would happen in this perspective but you did not do it right. You made the torso too small and I see that you're trying to do that with the neck but the way it looks now, it just looks wonky.


And just a word of advice, if you want a specific bit of critique or help, why not actually ask for it instead of assuming people will know what you want and then getting upset when you don't get what you want?
You really should have added something to your artist's comments like "This was a practice in perspective but I don't think it came out right. Any suggestions on how to fix the perspective would be greatly appreciated."
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