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AtrediesNT
01-30-2007, 08:38 PM
Hi all, I have usually lurked around the Acrylics Forum.

I have had so much trouble "settling/finding" my "ME" style of painitng...
Still life didn't inerest me...I have many unfinnished works sitting here because I think my eagerness outweighs my ability..(for the time being anyway).
I have not painted for a LOOOOOoong time....and discovered that being able to work with my imagination, rather than trying to reproduce a "real" thing ...is my....well...."thing"....

This is a little practise peice that I am doing for my daughter...(The ultimate dragon freak...her words, not mine ).It's only postcard sized,to see how I go..then maybe aim for same thing...but bigger.

i don't know whether to leave it as an underpainting style...or to add colour....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2007/48173-Dragon_Eye2resized.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2007/48173-Dragon_eye3Resized.JPG

Lady Carol
01-30-2007, 09:03 PM
Definitely add colour. The underpainting seems to be a little flat perhaps lacking some detail in the skin too. Well done otherwise. Why don't you ask your daughter what she wants.

dreamz
01-30-2007, 11:41 PM
I like it, but Id like it more in color...

not everyone can be a still life artist or portratist, theres plenty of room for those who let the medium express itself

idcrisis55
01-31-2007, 09:21 AM
I like it but would go for the color too! If you decide to go with color, I hope you share that with us too.

AtrediesNT
01-31-2007, 05:41 PM
Hi all, thanks for your comments.
Daughter has decided she wants a Purple dragon.
Ok....So i will see how I go.

It is a bit flat...and empty i thought.
I have added a few scales and enlarged the "boning" around the eye to fill the pic up a bit.

I will upload as soon as I can.

AtrediesNT
02-01-2007, 05:47 AM
It is a bit flat...and empty i thought.
I have added a few scales and enlarged the "boning" around the eye to fill the pic up a bit.

Here it is....
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2007/48173-Dragon_eye4resized.JPG


And then I did some colour today.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2007/48173-Dragon_eye5resized.JPG


Thoughts?.....

idcrisis55
02-01-2007, 08:48 AM
I think your daughter will love this. It is charming and isn't the least bit frightening which is a good thing.

bionicanaconda
02-01-2007, 02:52 PM
I think that the colour is "very becoming", now that you have done so. I wander what the rest of your dragon looks like?

Tazart
02-01-2007, 08:23 PM
v cool :thumbsup: , I definitely prefer it with colour & would personally keep going with the purples to build up a really deep colour, looks good as it is though - great composition as I too am left wanting to know what the rest of her looks like (she's definitely a she-dragon in my mind :lol: !!!)

AtrediesNT
02-02-2007, 07:34 AM
I have worked more on the shadows today. Also shaping the top eye boning.
next i think i will tackle the lower lid boning and then highlight the scales a little more.
I will leave the defining of the eyball until last I think.
I want to get rid of the pencil marks.
I have great plans for that eyeball....:D
I don't think i should go too much darker.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2007/48173-Dragon_eye6resized.JPG

edit: I can see where I have missed a bit of shadowing in places.

idcrisis55
02-02-2007, 08:58 AM
You are doing a good job building up the depth, the modeling of the dragon. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the eye.

Tazart
02-03-2007, 01:57 AM
this is looking great, very much enjoying watching this piece progress :thumbsup: !!

AtrediesNT
03-05-2007, 05:27 AM
Well....finally it's "done".Actually it's been done for a while...just real life has butt it's head in.

Just have to varnish it.

I used some gold for the eye ball and part of the "boning".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2007/48173-Dragon_eye7resized.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2007/48173-Dragon_eye8resized.JPG

dreamz
03-05-2007, 06:13 AM
This really turned out cool:thumbsup:

idcrisis55
03-05-2007, 07:49 AM
I bet your daughter really likes it. I like the finish!