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- Hunt - by neylica - Hunt - by neylica
Hey there!

This is a project for school I've been working on for the past months. My goal was to create two fantasy illustrations that were telling a story, and this is the first one in the small series!

I'd love to hear what you think of it... :D What is good about the image and what is not so good? Does it makes you wonder about what happened before and after the scene?

So, I have a small story in my head of course, but I don't want to write it down here, so I'm leaving it to the viewer. :3 There's another image coming after this one in the story, and here it is! : [link] :eager:

Oh yeah, it's a huge file, but I recomment downloading for all the details! ^^

I hope you like it, and remember that comments are much appreciated! :love:

update: Did some minor edits, fixed the horn and some details. :>
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maugryph Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice picture. good comp.  Since you have have two focal points, the person jumping over the branch could use more detail as well as the branch below her. the dragon's back leg looks odd to me. I don't know why.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Nice work, the choise colors look very natural to me and you went for a not-so-overused pose in this one. (As opposed to the many pictures of dragons just standing/flying around I've seen here) I like people who dare to take some risks and go with it. Nice ammount of detail too, especially the dragon's head is gorgeously done. I think the rest of the dragon's scales can use some improvement, here's someone who can better explain what I think is wrong with it and how to improve it then I: [link]
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neylica Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your comment, it's much appreciated! ^^ And thanks for linking the tutorial, will definitely check it out :D
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
My pleasure. :)
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, it seems I misread this, and you were looking for lighting and composition critique, whOOPS, I'm really sorry about that,,,
Those sorts of things are actually my weak point, while anatomy and lineart are my strong point, so I'm sorry I wound up not really providing anything helpful.. ^^'
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neylica Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh no no no the lightning/composition was just examples of what I wanted people to critique, your comment was really helpful so don't feel sorry! :huggle: :3
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good, I was so worried I just provided needless text, haha ^^'
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alrighty, since you're asking for a critique, I will do my best to provide anything remotely helpful!
Before I start, I have to say, this piece is gorgeous; I just love the movement of everything, it all really seems alive!
Though, a few anatomical parts throw me off a bit. The dragon's left eye ridge/horn (the right horn in viewer perspective) looks as if it doesn't quite match up with the way the other horn is going. I think shifting it down and tilting it outward from the base a smidge would help out a lot with that (and make it so it doesn't look so much "fatter" than the other horn). The base of the neck is also a bit concerning, particularly where it meets the base of the wings and travels back into the rest of the spine. It looks like much too smooth of a transition, and I feel there should be more muscle definition to separate the neck and the back/torso (Googling up some quadruped anatomy would help a bunch, such as this possibly helpful pic [link] ). The base of the dragon's right wing (left wing in viewer perspective) looks as if it isn't properly attached to the dragon, but I mostly attribute that to how smooth the spine is, so I think creating a more realistic curve in the spine would help a lot in figuring out the placement of wing pecs, deltoids, traps, etc. The last thing I could say is that the hand of the wing looks to be missing, making the wing look extremely flimsy. I do know that bats kind of lack the "palm" of the wing, the metacarpals instead becoming extra phalanges, but with such a light body, the bat can pull it off, while (in my personal opinion, of course), big, bulky dragons such as yours are much too dense to pull it off. That last bit is, of course, more personal taste than anything, so I wouldn't take it TOO much to heart, but I thought it would be helpful to mention it anyways.
Overall, this is a fantastic piece; there's no way I could pull off any of the skill you display with light and shadow, or environmental detail, and I just really love this piece! Great work! UvU
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neylica Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your criticism!! :love:
I really hadn't seen most of the things you mentioned until now, so I'm really glad you could help my brain pointing it out! xD Especially with the horn and neck - you're absolutely right, I'm so glad I have the possibility of getting other people's views on my painting to notice these things! ^^ I just hope I get the time to do some corrections as well, before printing it out! Thank you so much again for your comment! :D
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad I could give some helpful input! I really do think this whole piece looks great, with or without corrections, so if you don't get the time for any touch-ups, I wouldn't worry about it; it already looks AWESOME ^u^
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