I honestly have no idea how long this took me altogether... I spent over a week drawing this, few hours per night. That's the best estimation I can give. You're not the first person asking this so maybe I actually have to clock next time when I draw a traditional piece in this size.
I am really slow drawer and I like to give my pieces time. I also often let them sit on my table and just look at them from distance to see which areas still need work or which colors would fit best. I am just enjoying the whole drawing process!
Again i just love the colors and all the details especially on the dragon *_* You did just a great job will al those scales! Just breathtaking! I also love how you drew the feathers this time. Damn! I don't know what to write. I'm so impressed by this piece. Every picture you upload is better then the last one. I'm glad you've uploaded so many pics recently Even if i need some time to comment on them xD Just keep up your aweseome work :3
Did you use watercolors for the clouds and a whitegel pen?
Thank you very much; I really appreciate your feedback! Yep, I painted the clouds with watercolors and added those white edges with gel pen.
I am also happy that I have managed to be so productive lately. I try to keep up the pace because - well - drawing just makes me happy. And it is also nice to get comments for these "older" pieces (and this is not even that old yet) so no need to feel bad even if you don't have a chance to comment right away. I am glad to receive your comments whenever you have time to write them!
Look at all those feathers!!!!!!!!!!!!!So fluffy and perky, and the happy pose! The only thing I kind of find distracting that the dragon kind of melts in the sea of the clorfull background which is beautifully executed but just a bit too strong for such a happy fella.^^ All in all I will always love what you draw.
Yeah, background ended up having too similar colors than the character has... I made same mistake earlier [link] and people mentioned me about that back then but for some unknown reason I did it again here. Hopefully the third time is a charm and in next dragon drawing there will be more varying colors.
By the way, now that you mentioned a word traditional: I grabbed my dusty drawing tablet and tried if I still can do any digital art. It has been more than a year since have painted digitally and I found out that my skills are really really rusty. But it was fun for a change so probably there will also be some digital pieces from me this year.
Whoa. This is bursting with awesomeness. So much details - you took care to attend to each individual scale, every single feather...your dedication truly shows in this piece! Beautiful colors, too! And the overall design of the dragon is mind-blowingly stunning. Great work!!! I totally love this!
I guess I haven't done as much scales in one picture earlier but it actually wasn't as horrible job as it might look. Or actually maybe that's the reason: there was certain novelty coloring them. With feathers I remember wishing that there was somekind of copy-paste method also in traditional art.
Lol. Making traditional art would be so much easier if there was a copy-paste button, or an undo button, or an escape button. Or if you could save it before trying something, and if it fails, hit the close button and choose not to save the changes.
Upea työ ja hienot yksityiskohdat Ja otuksen desing on tosi hieno Mut yksi parannusehdotus olisi: Otuksessa ja taustassa on niin paljon samoja värejä ja hässäkkää, että olento hukkuu taustaansa. Suoraan sanoen olisi ehkä hyvä lisätä varjostuksia ja uskaltautua käyttämään voimakkaampia kontrasteja. Silloin katse työssä hakeutuu helpommin pääasiaan eikä taustaan
Mulla olikin alunperin tarkoitus, että hahmo ois erottunut paremmin taustasta (sain nimittäin samanlaista palautetta tästä kuvasta [link]) mutta sitten jotenkin matkan varrella kaikki värit alkoi muistuttaa toisiaan. Ehkä kolmas kerta toden sanoo ja seuraavassa loharikuvassa otuksen voi jopa erottaa taustasta!
Totta, itse ainakin arvostan tosi paljon sitä, että joku sanoo missä kohti ois voinut tehdä paremmin. Aina ei välttämättä mene neuvot heti perille, mutta toivon mukaan joskus tulevaisuudessa kehitystä tapahtuu. Ei sillä, etteikö kaikki kehutkin lämmittäis mieltä, mutta ne ei samalla tavalla auta kehittymään.