Digital Art by JowyAnderson - The Red Dragon

in steem-cartoon •  last year

Hi Guys, I am back with a new painting. This time I AM DRAWING A DRAGON !!!!

Its a mythical creature and its really a tough one to paint. Nonetheless, I finished it !

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The result somehow looked a little bit different from my initial sketches. xD

I actually started off with 3 different sketches.

Sketch 1

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Sketch 2

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Sketch 3

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And I finally decided on sketch 3. As you can see, Sketch 3 pose is really dynamic, plus I really like the close up look of the head. But as the progress went, it turned out the pose is sketch 3 was a bit harder to paint. The problem , I think, is because I lack understanding in perspective and foreshortening.

Thus, I hope I could work better in these two criteria . >< Everyone is learning and I am learning very slowly. Its always good to compare your initial sketch and your final product .

I also decided to make my dragon a lot larger and fatter .

As you can see, I made my background that way using filter > blur > motion blur. This is to indicate that the dragon is travelling in high speed and you only got to capture it in a fleeting moment, with a high shutter speed setting, you notice his jaws widely open, preparing to fire catastrophe at any moment. That is the nature I intended to capture. The fierceness of a beast. An undefeated legend. A dragon.

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Amazing. Keep up the good work.

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thank you !! ^^

I think it looks brilliant. How long did it take you to make this?

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thank you ^^
Its took me around 3 days , approximately 6 hours in total .

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It's worth the time :-)
I love how the wings are sorta lucent/transparent. Reallly cool!

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thank you !! Im glad you like it ^^

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On another subject, i just posted a short story i made today and i'm very curious what you think about it.
If it's not too much trouble, could you take a look at it and tell me if it's any good?

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Thank you very much !

This is incredible! I also struggle with perspective, foreshortening is always a difficult task. Practice indeed makes perfect though! Great piece :) Very bold and dynamic - lots of action, beautiful light sources! Lovely!

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IKR !!! Foreshortening is a real pain in the a*8 . My friend recommended me to learn from Krenz master. You can google image "krenz cushart perspective" . There are lots of tutorial on pers and foreshortening.

Thank you so much for liking this piece !! Let's learn and work hard together !! ^^

nice work on the textures - love those scales!!

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Thank you !!! You can find textures like these on reptiles. As I think dragon itself is a form of reptiles. You can get textures on animals' skin image and adjust the setting till you feel like it. (photobash technique)

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yes totally! I'm always adding textures in my stuff, lol - but you definitely managed to find some that look legit on that dragon, so great job :D

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OMG !!! Im really honored !!! You are the real MASTER David !!!! All your works are amazing !!

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Very ferocious and majestic <3 Really good looking dragon!!! well done~

I love dragons <3 There's something just super high fantasy about them and I think you captured that very well with this piece :)

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Amazing dragon artwork! I love it!