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I wanted to try a different style, both for the drawing technique and the dragon body itself. What do you think?
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I like 4 legged dragons better 
and for drawing technique, it is hard to say because....well....the shading seems kinda incomplete? It looks like it needs to be polished up xD
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if it was polished, it would become a normal painting :P
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
so then what was this meant to be if not a normal painting?
xD
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
something different from my typical style :P
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
right lol i see xD
(PS. how do you shade in ambient occlusion? I was bored yesterday so i started reading a bunch of tutorials, and a lot of them used ambient occlusion and they had nice effects, so i want to try it, but i keep failing xD sta.sh/04gnmwfkblq what bit am i doing wrong :iconcryforeverplz:)
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I knew it myself :P I think you should imagine your character as totally flooded with light from every direction, so the shadows are very weak and rare. And you can't use a lineart for it, dark lines will kill it
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
but if it is flooded from every direction, how do I make it  so that there is a definite light source? :?
i feel like an idiot
and ummmmm how do i paint it without a lineart?
or do you mean like just use a sketch and use that as a like guide rather than proper lines?
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you shade your sketch properly, the lines should become useless at one point :)

Imagine an overcast day - almost no shadows, and everything is softly illuminated. That's what you need. Then you can add a directional light, but there's no need for any more shadows after that.
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Jenny42 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never liked having the arms as part of the wings, it freaks me out, but that could be a good thing, it is a good deal more intimidating.  You have such a gift with dragons, I wish I could siphon off a bit!  I think the cartooninst like Treyva was talking about is more coming from a lack of texture more than anything and the hard black lines,  but seeing your other work, you know what you are doing!
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's funny about four-limbed dragons is they're actually the most realistic ones, since there are no six-limbed vertebrates :)
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Jenny42 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know, I have had that conversation with myself when I have drawn them.  My brain just keeps rejecting it, lol!
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Treyva Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
The colors are beautiful and have a watercolor like effect which is neat. The pose has a sense of mass and power, always something a dragon should have.  The only thing that might be off is the underside of the wing. To me it says cartoon and that is at odds with the rest of the coloring.
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're right about the wings, in comparison to the rest of the body they're too simple and flat. I should have added some wrinkles for better effect (I hate drawing wings so much! :P)
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Treyva Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
But that last one with the antlers was really pretty.
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, but he was shiny, shiny things are easy :P
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LunaClare Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RAWR T-REX WYVERN! Looks awesome!
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eggroll-cat Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks great! (as always, but..) i love the pose!
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