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28 Apr 2020 09:44 #28789 by Atto
That’s fantastic CG! Really love the way the hand sits over the fire and smoke in the background, almost as if he’s holding the destruction of the far away city in his fist. The shadowed leg is really subtle but still evident and as Val said the light that hits the front of his shoe is a really cool little touch.
There’s just enough detail in his ripped shirt and trousers to keep the eye interested without detracting from the style and there’s a logic to the rocks that surround him that suggests they were actually part of a structure and not just placed haphazardly for dramatic effect (though they accomplish that as well).
I think this is my favourite piece of yours I’ve seen.
Excellent stuff!

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04 May 2020 13:18 #28895 by cgmythology
Atto: Thank you, glad to hear you enjoy those subtle lighting effects! Really positive feedback you gave me, thank you kindly!

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Starting on a new painting, something a bit more classical and Fantasy themed. I spent quite some time on the sketch, wanted to get some input before I begin the painting process, however. Here is the sketch:



Any input is appreciated and welcome as always!
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04 May 2020 13:29 #28897 by Charlotte
Looking nice and classical :)

The one thing that struck me is the eye of the dragon. It seems to be a classical western dragon with the eye ono the side of the head yet the eye is drawn as if it's forward facing. I think it'd look more natural if we saw more of the tear duct side of it, so to speak. (And currently the dragon seem to enjoy looking at the girl's toes, too - perhaps make him look her in the eyes?)

The girl has a very sweet face, though compared to the pretty circlet her dress looks rather plain. Unless that's on purpose, perhaps an ornate belt or some such would make a nice addition?

Looking forward to seeing it coloured up :)
and PS - very well done hand ;)

Any an all misspellings are henceforth blamed on the cat.

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10 May 2020 15:32 #28999 by cgmythology
Charlotte: Thanks, that's the vibe I'm going for! :D Great point regarding the dragon, decided to close it along with the woman's to help make the image more emotional. I agree about the dress, refined it a bit and planning to detail it with delicate patterns and such as it progresses, great suggestion!

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I reworked the sketch a bit based on the suggestions, decided to have them embracing more and have their eyes closed, which makes the image a bit more intimate. I'm pleased with the sketch so I went ahead and began the painting process, here is the current preview:



Any input is always welcome as always :)
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10 May 2020 20:39 #29002 by Valence
That looks nice now. The change in expression has given the image a much more interesting mood.
Keep it going. :)

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16 May 2020 07:44 #29096 by cgmythology
Valence: Thanks, glad you like the new expression!

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Continued to work on the image, spent a lot of time on the Dragon especially. Pretty happy with how it's turning out, here is the current progress:



Feedback appreciated as always!
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