En Route

Posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:40:32 AM

My part for an art exchange in a group. This cute boy belongs to alari1234 from deviantart, and his name is Yue.  When I saw him, I thought he was such a sweet looking dragon, he has a great design, the silver and various violets were so much fun to work with and look grea

When brain storming for what to do, I thought about doing something at night, but then I remembered that I still need practice with night scenes so it would probably end up with Yue being close to unseeable, so I backed it up to sunset. I imagine he's off to a party and is contributing some candy, that's what's with the lights in the trees. I feel pretty good about the background in this, I like how the water came out for the most part- the movement and definition is where I want it to be, but it's too murky and brown for my liking. I know what to do next time though, so good progress was made in my book!

Yue belongs to alari1234, art belongs to me. Don't steal or repost~

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  • Jan 23, 2018
    Yue is super cute! Nice job on the pose.
    • Jan 23, 2018
      Yeah, he is! I find it adorable when someone skips over river stones, so I wanted to work the pose well~
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  • Jan 25, 2018
    Oooooh a feathered dragon!

    This is really pretty. The flora in the background is gorgeous, and Yue himself looks great. I *love* the prominence of the river and twin waterfalls in the piece. The water may be a little murky, but I think it fits the time of day you drew it in?

    As you can probably guess by my username, I love sunset, twilight, and dusk when it comes to time of day, so I may be biased, but I really love this piece.
    • Jan 30, 2018
      Yeah, feathery and furred dragons are interesting, there are way less of them than the ol' scaley ones!

      Thank you! I'm constantly trying to improve on the flora aspects of my pieces, especially when it comes to forest floors, but I don't get the chance to go to actual forests often, and references only get you so far, so it's a challenge. Purple and silver is a lovely combination, and purple is complimentary to yellow/gold, so the time of day is really working with him here, though he is a good looking boy Smile I can see why you like sunsets and the like, the colors are so intense and contrast gets strong and super lovely!

      The waterfall wasn't originally planned, but I'm glad I included it, good practice and it brought the horizon up, which helped tie the piece together~ I can see what you mean about the water, though it needs some darker spots for me to be happy with it- but hey, that just means I know what I'll be doing at some point in the future Smile
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Wow- you put a lot of time into this! Great work ^^
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Aw, looks like a sweetheart. <3
    I like the evening lighting, and *adore* all the tiny little details you worked into the feathers.
    • Jan 30, 2018
      I was originally going to keep the wings simpler, but then I got carried away and am glad I did :> The lighting was a bunch of fun too, I'm glad you enjoy ti!
      • Jan 30, 2018
        Gotta love it when something runs away with you and it all turns out well in the end. ^_^