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The Ways We See Things

Posted Oct 25, 2019, 4:47:42 AM

A lot of my gallery is full of pituresque summer weather I noticed, which is a little bothersome. I only have a couple pictures where the weather isn't peachy, and in those its raining, which by itself isn't usually bad. Therefore, I'm aiming to make more with extreme weather conditions, like this windstorm here! Its also a great chance to make art of Beah, because she really needs more to show her current design. Here, she's watching Ikadi teach Thamiiu practice how to handle turbulent wind, which seems to be making slow progress, while she herself hides in the canopy below to wait the storm out.

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  • Nov 11, 2019
    Another beautiful dragon piece! you captured the feeling of a storm well.

    i see you requested a critique. one thing that I think might make this piece stronger is more contrast. right now you have a lot of mid tones. one technique you could try that would help give you a stronger composition is to make foreground elements darker (such as the tree branches and the dragon in the forground). This would help it feel even more dramatic.

    Another suggestion for you is to observe the shapes that the negative space of the branches is creating to add more interest to the composition.

    Nice job!
    • Nov 11, 2019
      i went ahead and did a mockup for you of what a darker foreground could look like. see attached. notice that it creates a lot more depth
      Image attached
    • Nov 11, 2019
      here's what i meant about the negative shapes. see attached think about the negative shapes that are created with the tree branches. next time you could try adding more branches and look at the negative shapes being created and add more interest to them.
      Image attached
  • Nov 22, 2019
    The Storm is beautifully conveyed here through the combination of the sky and the motion shown in the trees and the subjects. Beah's design is lovely, the scattered blue markings look really neat.
    • May 25, 2020
      I just realized I never replied to this, my apologies! I'm glad the sense of force came through as intended in this piece, it reinforces the impact and the quieter meanings of it. The blue markings have always been a part of her design, though in this version they're used in a stronger design sense, I'm glad you like it Smile
  • May 23, 2020
    Gorgeous! I love how you draw your dragons, and the sense of motion you've conveyed in a still image is impressive. I can hear the wind in the trees when I look at this.
    • May 25, 2020
      I've always been huge about dragons, so I've had some time to practice with them, haha! It helps that I usually sink a solid 5 hours into the designs of each of my significant characters too, I'm glad my attention to detail is appreciated :>

      I don't get much in the way of strong winds where I'm from, but I can still imagine the wind in this would sound *very* angry.