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Humanoid Dragon


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This painting has been driving me crazy. this is my second revision of the Humanoid Dragon.

Update: fojap gave me some useful suggestions on some goof ups i did with the lighting, uploaded new version with fixes applied.

Update 2: right hand was completing for focal point,  I put arm down to restore to focal point towards the head.

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11 thoughts on “Humanoid Dragon

  1. Nice! What program do you use these days? Recall you using ipads at one point. You have come on a long way in a year! Keep it up!

    • Thank you so much for such a encouraging comment :D. Nowadays I stick to my computer now and use a Wacom tablet.For software I mainly use Photoshop for my paintings, and Sketchbook Pro for sketches. I sometimes use Sketchup to create simple 3d models of buildings and rooms as references if I am experimenting, as it helps me visualize things better. Those are the main ones. I just bought Artrage Studio Pro not too long ago but haven’t used it much.

  2. The side lighting is really dramatic. That’s a really good job on the shading coming from your imagination. That’s not easy.

    I hope you don’t take it as too presumptuous if I make a couple of suggestions. I’ve worked as a trompe l’oeil muralist and have taken more than my fair share of painting classes. I think the left arm might be casting a shadow on the torso and the torso might be casting a shadow on the right arm. Also, you might want to look at the consistency of the reflected light. I know you need it to be able to make the edge of his body visible in the shadow, so you probably want to exaggerate it a bit. Still, I’d be tempted to make it a bit less hard edged and bright.

    Anyway, that’s just my opinion, take it if it’s useful and ignore it if it isn’t.

    Nice job. I like the way you’re exploring the dramatic possibilities of the light.

    • Thank you so much for the critique. I don’t mind it at all, your suggestions where very helpful.I will mess around with it a little more and try to improve it with your suggestions. Thanks again :D

  3. I saw you like Sketchbook Pro. I have it as we’ll, but find it really tough to get detailed with lines. You’re stuff is awesome, so I wanted to ask how you use SBPro. Stylus? Also, do you any physical media? I can’t get away from physically holding a pencil or conte, etc.

    Awesome stuff!

    • Yes I use a wacom tablet. It is the best investment a digital artist can make. I just make sure you get one with a decent drawing field like a intros or a bamboo create

    • thank you :). In the pc version If you need more detail in your picture there is a option in the menu bar to increase the image size. Double the pixels of your image and you should be set. I found out that some brush only get so small so I always start a canvas round the size or 3000×2000 pixels. I nice to see a fellow sketchbook user on wordless :)

  4. I LOVE how you did the lighting. Super cool!

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