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Dragons!

M2tMM2tM Registered User regular
I wanted to share and get feedback good and bad, comments, critiques welcome. I'm super rusty and haven't painted or drawn anything in months, I also suck at backgrounds and did my best to practice drawing one this time.

The story is this:
I drew this as an art trade for a friend of mine (she wanted to draw my character so I offered to trade) who has a character named Mouri. She's adorable.

Mouri is about the size of a doberman. Dervacor was relaxing in the sun and she jumps on his belly and wants to go for a walk. Dragons don't need leashes, she is being a goof.

walk_color_text_web.jpg

The full resolution image is here: http://m2tm.net/art/walk_color_text.png
Without text: http://m2tm.net/art/walk_color.png

"We can be richer than industry as long as we know that there are things that we don't really need." -Willy Mason

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Welww9Welcome to the forums!

    It looks like you have a good base of skill, its easier to give a general critique if you post multiple images. Judging from this one, it looks like you still have some work to do where light/color theory is concerned.

    You may want to check out this book: http://www.amazon.com/Color-Light-Guide-Realist-Painter/dp/0740797719

    The main thing is right now the rendering is not looking confident. The rocks look fuzzy, the ground looks very digital, and the shadows on the characters are a bit inconsistent.

    I'll try for a Paint over tomorrow to illustrate some points.

    M2tM
  • M2tMM2tM Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Thanks! Yeah, I'm not terribly confident. Very out-of-practice, and I work too slowly for the output I get (this took like 20-25 hours). But I want to get better and take myself from having a "good base of skill" (accurate) to something closer to professional level.

    I'll absolutely check out that book! I think a good color-theory book would help a lot. This is actually my first whole-hearted attempt at moving beyond line-work. Basically painting right over the lines, destroying them, and not keeping them as a foundation. I am not at all practiced with backgrounds and struggled a lot on figuring out setting. I learned a lot painting these rocks, even though I think I just got a bit impatient with them and didn't push the rendering to something less sloppy (making them appear inconsistent with the characters.)

    I'd love a paint-over.

    I'm actually a super old forum user, but I haven't been around in like 7 years! :)

    I will post more images when I finish more. I haven't picked up my tablet in several months so I don't have other current work.

    I can show you where I've come from though with some of my older images. I am already aware these are all problematic in various ways, but at least it'll give you an idea as to where I -was- and my current trajectory:
    559256_10151043536498734_2106276980_n.jpg from 2011
    https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/406315_10151043533083734_85575970_n.jpg from 2011 (45 minute speed painting)

    I'm not a huge fan of how this one turned out. Both rendering and character design bug me, but it's another friend's character, not my design:
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/741316_10151348589943734_610781292_o.jpg from like 8 months ago I think I spent 4 hours on it? I'm not sure. I remember getting kind of disheartened with how the character turned out, but wanting to finish and rushing through it and slapping in a background.

    These all represent baby steps into the current piece I posted.

    M2tM on
    "We can be richer than industry as long as we know that there are things that we don't really need." -Willy Mason
  • M2tMM2tM Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Ah, I'll post some unrelated sculpture stuff too, separate comments on this are fine, I can't promise I'll be able to do too much with feedback unless it's super solid and something that can be done without ruining all the scale texture. This is WIP stuff too, so it's still being worked on:
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    1383946_10151989909873734_145156154_n.jpg
    1450101_10151989902398734_1052373519_n.jpg

    M2tM on
    "We can be richer than industry as long as we know that there are things that we don't really need." -Willy Mason
    mully
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