Very good proportions and colors.
I think what would help in some of those artworks is picking one spot and giving it much more sharpness than the in the rest of the image. Some studies have too much soft edges in areas where they could attract more attention. Also you can try using Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp mask after you finish painting. It really makes big difference beacause you can see easier those more subtle textures.
Farvus: Thankyou! And big thanks on that unsharp mask tip. Tried it and loved it
I have read all the books published so far...but...my lips are sealed.
Hes speach was awesome. Well..Tyrion is always awesome. As is Bronn.
GabrielVerdon: That's really encouraging to hear. Thankyou!
Quick Seago study.
So tired, but hey...I still painted something!
Edit: Added concept sketches for a possible dragon sculpt.
My big sis saw my dragon bust sculpt and asked if I could make one fo her from sculpey...some brainstorming ensued.
Last edited by Ville_S; May 29th, 2012 at 03:21 PM.
Nice work in here man!
You're busy. Good. I have a feeling you're getting faster.. more efficient.
Great to see the progress first hand Keep it up!
Oh and please finish that balerion the dread..
Can't help but wonder how you can imitate canvas texture and branch pattern at the same time so well... The trees, the ripples in the water and the light hitting the mountains on that Bierstadt study look ridiculously good! So does the last sketch, the colors and the silhouette of the dragon work really well. The mammoth so far on the edge, facing left takes the eye out of the picture though but the pic really catches a mood and moment, hope you'll continue it!
Harmageddon: Thanks. I will.
Smuli: Lots of swipes of stylus pen and repeated smashing of ctrl+z
And big thanks on the mammoth comment. It's the classic composition mistake, and I ran right into it.
I really need that mammoth silhouette there for exposition purposes, but I tried to tone it down by leveling the contrast between it and the smoky environment. Also tried to soften it edges so it wouldn't be such attention .
Last update for today. Really having good feeling about this painting. Keep them critiques coming peeps!
I absolutely love that landscape with the house and pathway, its really beautiful how little strokes you used to get it all together.
The dragon is also coming together nicely, good work mate
Andre-Sutherland: Thanks! All glory to Seago. If one ever wanted to learn how to suggest things with loose brush strokes and textures one should definately study Edward Seagos work.
Speaking of which, another Seago study.
Study of the day done. Back to painting the dragon...
Wonderful textures and light, man! Seriously impressed, love it when work so good looks so simple and effortless.
Keep at it!
The_Flying_Dutchman: Wow, Thankyou sir. Will do.
Dragon updates. I have come to the point again where I feel somethings off, but don't quite know what.
I feel like it's too busy at the moment. Too much texture and separate pieces. Gotta simplify stuff. Large masses and all that jazz, but before I go into it I think it's best to take a break.
Nice updates man!, that Bierstadt came out amazing, nice ideas you got on the busts, i may suggest something, for good or for bad i don't know, but wouldn't that dragon look more dragon-ish with some horns on its head, it seems to me that the dragons head looks more like a dinosaur than a dragons, but anyways, great work, keep them coming!
Last edited by Gpozzo; May 31st, 2012 at 09:25 PM.
I like the increasing depth, the fallen mammoth and the details you added on the face and neck. Excellent work so far but I think it could be pushed a bit more by working on the edges of the dragon and putting more surface detail on the body and tail. The left part of the pic looks awesome (apart from a bit fuzzy contours of the dragon head in focus), the right part a bit too sketchy for a finished painting to me. You've done all the hard work but a few more hours and it'll be even more awesome.
Gpozzo: Suggestions comments and critiques are always welcome.
I tried adding some horns, but somehow they don't quite fit. I think they somehow disturb the silhouette. Still, I think the dragon needs some details.
Thanks for your comment!
Smuli: I see what you mean. On it. I also noticed that while the corners have very nice depth, having clear foreground,middleground and backround, the mid of the pic does not.
So the most important part of the pic falls flat. Gotta get some backround there. Also the foreground is full of horizontal lines and none that would lead towards the scene.
Daily study: Another Seago. This one came out quite nicely I think.
dragon piece is looking rad.
You have really nice rendering skills.
Keep it loose though, dont tighten them up too much they look good like that.
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Great stuff cant wait to see the dragon in the flames finished
Umbravita: Thanks. It's encouraging to hear thatmy stuff looks painterly. It's something I have been trying to achieve for some time now.
Kambei: Thanks! Agreed with looseness.
Cricketts: Thanks. I doubt I take the dragon painting much further in regards of details. As Kambei said, sometimes looseness can be a virtue.
Dino sketch/speedpaint.: Protoceratops
Good progress here, Ville.
I like the mood in the dragon piece alot but right now the perspective's bit off. I'd change the facing of dragons the head and put it in correct perspective. Maybe make him look at the running mammoths or add an extra mammoth in the foreground and make him eyeball that. Some extra love on those little trees in the foreground would be nice too.
"You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try"
What I personally love about your sketchbook , besides the GoT pictures , is that you always do studies from artists that I haven't heard of
Ismo: Thanks for the critique! Much apreciated. Could you possibly do a quick draw over to pinpoint the perspective problem?
I can feel that something is off, but I'm having hard time fixing it.
frankfrank: Always glad to be educational.
Environment piece. Really want to put dinosaur there somewhere.
Last edited by Ville_S; June 2nd, 2012 at 03:59 PM.