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 )
I wish I knew it myself 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
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?
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!
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.