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Posted May 5, 2020, 8:45:51 PM

Hi! I\'m back at the attempt to be active on here again, don\'t mind me~ This is a piece I made to show a significant character that made his appearance in a literary piece I made titled after him- I\'ll be posting that piece here today also, I\'ll likely update this with a link. Specifically I made this so I could tuck it into the piece and give a visual of him to any readers. Typically I don’t put so much into scale work, but it was a fun experiment, plus I’m pretty proud of the leather on the door knob. As a warning, I\'ll be retconning the piece soon to replace the mc with an OC of my own. The owner of the current mc is no longer active, and since I refuse to use a person\'s OC without their permission, I need to swap it out before I can make a sequel... no story elements will be changed however.


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Don’t copy, recolor, trace, recrop, alter, or otherwise use without permission, thanks~

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  • May 23, 2020
    The scales turned out lovely! I really like the sense of form you've conveyed with your shading, and I'm a sucker for teal+copper color palettes. You've also captured the sunset/sunrise lighting beautifully, even with only a tiny patch of visible sky. Beautiful!
    • May 25, 2020
      Shading and texturing is my drug, I love that part of art to pieces and it shows! Grin It's delightful watching things pop out with the right tones. I can very much relate about the teal and copper combo, for me it can be generalized to a nice combo of several blues with orange but it is satisfying to look at (I have plans to paint my room a pastel orange and blue actually, haha).

      It's actually sunset here, sunrises tend to have whiter light for some reason, where sunsets have very saturated colors in general. I'm not as practiced with sunrises as I'd hope to be, but that might make for a good goal for some future pieces actually. Thank you!
  • May 9, 2020
    Hey there! I love this! The anatomy is so strong in this! A lot of times art of dragons with multiple heads just feels so flat because they never bother figuring out how a physical body could carry more than one head.
    This looks great, though!!
    • May 11, 2020
      I know that exact feeling, it bothers me when people don't think through how multiple necks connect to the body without being wonky, I see it all the time when people draw hydras so it made me think about it pretty hard when I wanted to draw this guy! He's built for flight too, so he's got to have a build to compensate for the air drag that having an additional head would cause.

      Thank you! If you'd like, there's a written piece I put up here just recently that involves him, I don't think most people on the site visit the written section often but it certainly adds to the take-away this piece has.
      • May 29, 2020
        I'll take a look at that!

        And YES! HYDRAS, lmao! They pack so many heads on, and either the heads and necks would have to be paper thin to fit them all, or they basically make an impossible creature that's nothing but spine and neck, lol!


        I like the way you approach dragons. Makes me happy. ^_^
  • May 7, 2020
    This is very pretty. I love the anatomy you done with this and the lovely texture you gave them as well.
    • May 11, 2020
      Texture is probably my favorite aspect about art, its a lot of fun and produces a lovely effect~ Thanks!
  • May 7, 2020
    Oh i love this! the scale detail is gorgeous and the overall soft feel is really nice. Kind of calming.
    • May 11, 2020
      That calm feel is what I was aiming for in this, thanks! The scales were mostly an experimental touch, but it worked out better than I thought it would haha.