This is my first time posting here… so here goes.
I started this in real media pencil and I repeatedly scanned it into Photoshop, printed it and worked on it (a bunch of times). I did the color in Photoshop and Painter X, but I got frustrated and printed a color copy on matte paper so that I could use my favorite media: prisma colored pencils. I scanned it back into Photoshop, tweaked it and… VOILA
Oh i like the vibrant colors.
And also, i didnt notice the little child for a bit..that's adorable
"Steering perception? i am.
Inviting contradiction? i am."
I really, really, like the little girl inside as well, she is beautifully drawn and she feels 'alive'. It takes a little while to spot her at a glance though with all that is going on around her, more shadows and contrast would help make her pop more!
It is a great concept and well detailed. But it lacks focus from the first glance. There is not enough depth or contrast. I would try to add falloff highlights from the dragon on the nearby elements, and add deeper shadows to anything that is not directly in the way of its light.