Dragon calling WIP

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02 February 2005   #1
Dragon calling WIP

A mage/man calling a dragon. (there will be glow in his hand maybe)
Comments and suggestions are welcome.

__________________
My Dominance War IV Thread
 
Old 02 February 2005   #2
its pretty nice,would it be better to show the guy along with the hand,i mean just a half body.composition wise,it looks alil weired with just the hand.just a thought thoughi'd love to see the translucent effect on the dragon wings infront of the moon.keep it going friend
 
Old 02 February 2005   #3
Thanks for the input. The original composition was a little different. A man, standing on a cliff, was 'calling' the dragon. Then I thougth of giving the observer the idea of 'being' the caller or see through his eyes. I'll try a variation anyway...

Do you have any suggestion on what type of brushes to use to render materials ? I used chalk to suggest a 'grainy' look at the dragon skin, the glow brush for the moon, airbrush for the hand. I think I'm going to airbrush the wings to give a more skinny look. What do you suggest for background ? Far mountains ? Forest ? A city ? Do you have any idea on how to produce fast 'scales' (for the dragon skin) ?. Any ideas on color scheme ?? ... A lot of questions indeed and I just have to get back to chemistry....DOH!!
__________________
My Dominance War IV Thread
 
Old 02 February 2005   #4
I like the dragon. I think it could become ellegant.

But i'm doubtful about the composition - that all main objects are in the left of the image. It looks to static in my opinion.
__________________
Yeah - excuse me for my English. It isn't the best.
and... hm... hello.
 
Old 02 February 2005   #5
This is another version with a new character and 'some' detail added and shown to the right. I'll put a background on the right black part.
....suggestions 'about everything' are welcome...
need to work out the hands and dragon body... what do you think of my attempt at rendering the left wing ?

__________________
My Dominance War IV Thread

Last edited by Xillion : 02 February 2005 at 12:47 AM.
 
Old 02 February 2005   #6
hmm,i'd take a low angle to show the person summoning the dragon,
a higher cliff or rocks on the right portion of the image,alil futher behind the dragon to equalize the weight of the composition maybe?i like the 1st piece but with the comments i made above.having the tail of the dragon slightly brush against the water would be great.nite blueish purple moonlit setting perhaps?i've not tried painting a dragon though,i think it would be a pain to paint the scale.i recalled a painting did by steven stalhberg,a gal zaping a dragon with a massive lazer guns?i kinda like the texture he did for the dragon as well as the color setting.maybe u could apply the similar technique to it?
the piece i mentioned can be found here: www.androidblues.com/gallery3.html
 
Old 02 February 2005   #7
This piece has lots of potential, can't wait to see it finished. And love the hair by the way.
__________________
Online Portfolio
www.brandonanimation.com
 
Old 02 February 2005   #8
Pixelcritter: thanks I' usually am the 'incomplete' kind...but I really am here to produce something finished so...stay tuned!

ms@zx: I'm not sure I understood...you suggest water under the dragon (sea / lake), and putting the figure on the right on a cliff with the eye level high above the man, is it right ? I'm upping some concept soon...
__________________
My Dominance War IV Thread
 
Old 02 February 2005   #9
some quickie... and a few questions...:
which kind of format ? Vertical o horizontal ?? do you think I need to lower the man more ? Or put it lower and a bit left ? (the dragon is looking in that direction and I'm too lazy to redraw his head...)

__________________
My Dominance War IV Thread

Last edited by Xillion : 02 February 2005 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 02 February 2005   #10
hmm..this is what i thought of.just alil rough idea i made.dont really know how to describe so i guess it'll be better if i visualize it
im pretty sux at drawing dragon.lol


hopefully this'll help
sorry, as english is not my mother tongue
 
Old 02 February 2005   #11
It's quite dynamic drawn this way...I'll experiment...thanks again
__________________
My Dominance War IV Thread
 
Old 05 May 2005   #12
dragon Wip

If you were perhaps to move the moon to upstage right center and dip the head to be centered on the moon the back lighting effect wiuld increase the erieness and allow us to see the wings. you mentioned an airbrush were you to air brush the wings the transparency would be seen. as to the first person idea buth hands raised palms up one place upon the other might solve the out of body sort of thing. I have but one queatain to ask you where is the center of interest is it the caller or the called? once you make that choice the composition should square it self away by its self. this has extrodinary promise. the man called a dragon what a book title. Tawneycocker
 
Old 05 May 2005   #13
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.