I draw Chris every so often and I always make such dramatic changes with every revision. I think I have finally found a design that is substantial. This current design would allow him to walk upright and walk like a cat. Kept the scarf but might replace it with a bandana. Made Chris much more dragon like with the exception of his human like eyes (Chris was once a human in my story, he needs human like expressions with his eyes). I removed the eyebrows, it’s hard to take a dragon seriously with eyebrows, even if it’s a lung. Replaced eyebrows with eyebrow like nubs. Apparently when I get below the torso, I start to get hasty with the rendering. The tail, drop shadow and feet could use some more attention. I added some scale details. Let me know what you think. I have the most fun value painting (or tonal painting). Value painting is awesome. I enjoy rendering light and shadows. I enjoy doing those lighted sphere exercises they teach you in art class, yes I am strange. I going to do value paintings daily. No time limits, no themes, no speed painting.
1- treat below the torso with as much attention as the rest of the painting if doing a figure.
2- be more clean with your line work
3-work on adding details to enhance the image and bump it to a professional painting
4- take your time. take breaks from a painting. It’s not a race.
5-Easy on the dragons. Try all sorts of characters and environments.
1- try rendering the highlights first instead of the shadows.
2- render interesting backgrounds
3-try compositions with more then 1 to 3 figures.