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 Post subject: Zooie's Artwork for Critiquing
PostPosted: July 14th, 2011, 9:06 pm 
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Hey all! Newbie here. I go by Zooie - a knickname my sister gave me years ago that I still answer to, lol.

Dragons are my favorite animal and a number of years ago I decided that I wanted to do a colored pencil drawing with a dragon perched on top of a guitar. I got much of the guitar sketched out and a vague sketching of the dragon. I began to draw a small corner of the picture, but could never get the dragon to look right, so it ended up getting placed on the back burner. And it stayed there. Until I found NeonDragon's books. :yahoo:

The biggest obstacle of the drawing is that what is already drawn is permanent, which caused me a bit of grief trying to get the dragon positioned properly. I finally found one I could live with. This is my first dragon drawing (yeah, I know) and I want it to look right. That's where I would love you to come in!

I would appreciate any honest and helpful critique you can give to help me get this right. Easy, tough, red lined, written - it's all good stuff. I have included a picture of the sketch (which is still very much a sketch) along with the piece of colored pencil work I have already started so you can get an idea of which areas are completely permanent.

Dragon with guitar pencil sketch

Starting corner of colored pencil drawing

Thanks much!


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 Post subject: Re: Zooie's Artwork for Critiquing
PostPosted: July 14th, 2011, 9:53 pm 
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That dragon on the guitar looks cuuuuuuute :wiii:

I don't think there are any major problems in the pencil sketch, at least as far as I can see.


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 Post subject: Re: Zooie's Artwork for Critiquing
PostPosted: July 15th, 2011, 9:22 pm 
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That's your first dragon?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?! :surprised: :surprised: Grrrrr.... :envious:
Wow... I have to say, you've got talent!

Ok, for critique! XD First I think you need to put more muscle on the wing. Your legs are really good, but the wing looks skinny. I did a quick (and messy!) redline for you -
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(red is muscle, green is bone)

XD Told you it was real messy, but I hope you can get a bit off of it! Good luck on your drawing! :amused:

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 Post subject: Re: Zooie's Artwork for Critiquing
PostPosted: July 16th, 2011, 12:10 am 
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Thanks Dratino! I'll admit, I am rather partial to cute dragons. ;)

HydraTamer, I appreciate the critique and redline! I can see what you're saying about the wing not having enough meat on it. I will rework it and see if I can't give those puppies a little more power. Thank you also for the compliment. :) It will probably be a while until I can draw one without looking at the book for hours, lol. There are so many talented people on these boards and I think it is fabulous!

Thanks much!!


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 Post subject: Re: Zooie's Artwork for Critiquing
PostPosted: July 16th, 2011, 8:44 am 
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I'm glad i could help a little! :)

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