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Old 01 January 2002   #1
Post [Update] Dragon painting finished

I've been reading these forums for a long time (the new look is clear, I like it), and even registered weeks ago so I thought it's time to post somethin, better late than never

I have several paintings (I always have ) under progress.. and after working an hour or two (a total of about 4 hours) today on this. I'm satisfied enough to post it. I cropped the most unfinished parts away, you'll see them when the whole thing is done.

This is what I've got so far, slightly inspired by LoTR:

The sketch should give you a hunch of how the painting should look ready:

Online Portfolio: TimoVihola.com
Mountain Sheep: www.MountainSheep.net

Last edited by timovihola : 02 February 2002 at 08:39 AM.
Old 01 January 2002   #2
don't think I'm weird, but I like it just as it is. A great character portrait of a dragon. Nice work. Let's see more pieces too. ok, I am wierd, but that has nothing to do with my liking this image... -don
Old 01 January 2002   #3
nice work so far. It'd be nice to see some bands of light like you have in the background washing over the dragon as well. It looks like you have started to. It would be cool to see one silouhetted and one lit more.
Old 02 February 2002   #4
aikasta magee !!
Old 02 February 2002   #5
It's (95%) ready, take a look above. Thanks for the comments, keep 'em coming, especially if you think something sucks in it and you have an idea how to make it better

illustr8rX: Thanks, there's more paintings on my website.

Muckywetnoodle: How do you like it now, any better? (I moved the lights over the head)

TKD: Kiitos
Online Portfolio: TimoVihola.com
Mountain Sheep: www.MountainSheep.net

Old 02 February 2002   #6
I really like the mood of the first one.
Good work
Observation is the key
Old 02 February 2002   #7
Very nice! The light brings out your form better now too. One other thing that might help the red in the background is to hint at an entranceway or window/hole of some sort that the light is coming from. Just an idea but it's really cool as is.
Old 02 February 2002   #8

That's nice pic of dragon.....the way it fades out is nicely done. Ed--
Old 02 February 2002   #9
impressive.........most impressive......
and your online portfolio is beautiful.
Old 02 February 2002   #10
The ripper and loganarts: Thanks a lot guys!

Muckywetnoodle: Glad you like the new version better than the old. Putting an entranceway is a good idea, but I think I don't have enough time to work on this piece.. there's so much I need to do, I really appreciate your help!

Eddie: Thanks Usually when I'm doing a pic for something I just shade everything nicely and keep the picture clean. The result looks unrealistic and takes 10 hours to do
So now I'm trying to develop a style that has as little rendering as possible (if I can get single value, texture or gradient to look good I'm very happy) and yet it should look realistic.. saves a lot of time and is hard to learn.
Online Portfolio: TimoVihola.com
Mountain Sheep: www.MountainSheep.net

Old 02 February 2002   #11
Very nice painting!!

It would be cool to see some more rays of light in the background, do your dragons have arms? (just an idea)

I also saw you site, very nice work, oil or acrylic?

'Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.' - Michelangelo Buonarroti
Old 02 February 2002   #12
wow, to cool
Old 02 February 2002   #13
morally intact in 3d space
and as homer once said: DOH!
Old 02 February 2002   #14
Nick: He's like bat: the wings are arms, there's fingers and all .. the art on the website is all Photoshop.

Here's a newer image inspired by LoTR, this time it's an actual location of the book:

Online Portfolio: TimoVihola.com
Mountain Sheep: www.MountainSheep.net

Old 02 February 2002   #15
Photoshop... cool!! Very impressive, keep up the good work!

Ever try any traditional painting? (oil/acrylic on canvas?)

'Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.' - Michelangelo Buonarroti
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