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greendragon
06-15-2004, 02:25 PM
Here's a new digital art piece I just 'finished' (you know, they're never really finished!)

I drew the tree and the dragon in pencil, and scanned them in, then colored them in Photoshop.

The background I made with Terrain...

What do you think? Critiques?

Michael
06-15-2004, 02:36 PM
Oi! Long time no see...welcome back!

I like the piece..I would make the tree leaves a much lighter green though, so they don't compete with the dragon...but all in all...nicely done!

Elvira
06-15-2004, 02:39 PM
This is a fun image, the only thing I might change would be to desaturate the mountian plane a bit to drive it further back and give the image a bit more depth, the first impression I got was it was , it was tonally flat but on a closer look that maybe just the compression. All in all it is verynicely done.
Edie

Cronious
06-15-2004, 03:07 PM
Great dragon, I would give him a hug but I fear I might end up as toast... or his next meal :D

lemonbird
06-15-2004, 04:15 PM
Aww.... poor little sad dragon. :( Great job! :)

themanda
06-15-2004, 05:02 PM
i agree that the colors are bit too flat. i'd like to see some more contrast to bring out that great dragon and the tree. wonderful detail, here! i like this a lot...and my son's gonna love it. :)

greendragon
06-15-2004, 10:28 PM
Perhaps if I make the leaves fall colors -- reds and browns and yellows -- that would pop the green out more, and give me more shades to play with at the same time? :rolleyes:

Michael
06-15-2004, 10:42 PM
That would definately give you more contrast through the whole piece :D

greendragon
06-17-2004, 02:57 PM
This is an updated version -- I selected all the leaves and pushed it towards a more autumn hue, and then added some highlights and shading to both the leaves and the dragon to help tie together the lighting a bit more...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2004/34576-Dragons-Despair.jpg

Michael
06-17-2004, 03:29 PM
This is MUCH better..the poor, sad dragon really stands out now.

lemonbird
06-17-2004, 03:45 PM
I agree, it looks a lot better now. :) Great job!

greendragon
06-17-2004, 04:02 PM
THANKEE!! I really think the variation in tones works much better now -- it all sort of washed together in the first one. THis is much more vibrant, while still being sad...

Michael
06-17-2004, 04:06 PM
:crying: I want to know why a dragon would cry :crying:

greendragon
06-17-2004, 04:13 PM
Well, you see, there was this really butch maiden, right? And she had a HUGE lance...
:evil:

Michael
06-17-2004, 04:17 PM
Well, you see, there was this really butch maiden, right? And she had a HUGE lance...
:evil:

I HAD to ask???? :rolleyes:

cadence57
06-17-2004, 05:12 PM
:crying: I want to know why a dragon would cry :crying:

He probably heard something about what you guys do to goats... :evil:

Elvira
06-17-2004, 05:42 PM
Much, much better, but I would still desaturate the mountian range area a touch to flatten the prespective and give more depth to the image.
Edie

Jet
06-17-2004, 05:43 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2004/27782-prostar.jpg
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The last one i LOVE.

no more comments on the picture

But ...Congratulations on posting the procedure, that lets our brain free for concentrating on the picture itself. :clap:


Regards

Michael
06-17-2004, 05:44 PM
He probably heard something about what you guys do to goats... :evil:

Just to clarify, I bbq, and shred the meat...yummy :D

Jorge eats the tongue and eyballs...LOL :evil:

Jet
06-17-2004, 05:48 PM
Just to clarify, I bbq, and shred the meat...yummy :D

Jorge eats the tongue and eyballs...LOL :evil:

Clarify that..
Jorge eats the tongue and the brain ---no eyeballs. :D

Yummy!!
:cool:

kyrospeare
06-17-2004, 07:20 PM
I like the updated version...Nice Work!....I feel sorry for that dragon - is that okay?

greendragon
06-17-2004, 09:55 PM
Yeah, you can feel sorry for him! I think I'm going to tone down the orange, and take advice and fade out the mountains a bit. I did blur them a bit, but I like atmospheric intervention :D

greendragon
06-18-2004, 01:02 PM
Latest update:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2004/34576-DragonsDespair2.jpg

Michael
06-18-2004, 01:26 PM
:clap: That poor dragon :(

themanda
06-18-2004, 01:45 PM
i think i like the brighter version better, tho both are a great improvement. great work!