My first impression when seeing this piece was "This could be something straight out of a sci-fi game!" It does reflect that type of element.
The details on the wings and even the rocks in the background give the picture a much deeper impact on the eye, and the snarling dragon-like creatures even have drool escaping their mouths as an added realistic quality.
The technology on the creatures' backs makes me wonder if they are instruments of war, and if the inhabitants of the city in the distance have had something to do with that.
As well as being an overall stunning piece, it opens up a world of questions too! Great work!
This piece is one of the most striking dragon works I have seen all day, so please allow me to give you kudos for your imagination and creativity!
I love the feel for the piece, you really put the atmosphere out there in an interesting perspective that made this piece all the more reason to love. Your cloud work and the detail in the dragons wings are stunning, and the scenery and the choice of where you put the dragons really brings the piece to life.
My only suggestion would be to flesh out a bit of the mountains more, and just do some minor touch ups on the lighting. I feel that if that gets a little bit adjusted it will bring much more depth to the piece.
All in all though, I really enjoyed looking at this piece and loved how it stirred my imagination. Keep up the good work, you really got an unique style
really great artwork man! I have one question, do you use painter because it is more flexible? But do you use it only at the beginning because it is unable to work with many layers and it's bad at detailing, but rocks at starting?
Thanks for your kind comment! You got it completely right about the way I use Painter. I love to use it for the foundation of my paintings before I open the file in Photoshop where I do the detail work.
Thanks for your very generous and encouraging comment!
Actually I painted every single detail myself and Photoshop didn't add anything at all. It's weird to me how people think that Photoshop can somehow create stuff by itself. I painted the whole background in Painter and then continued the creative process in Photoshop simply because it's more precise with small details (which I needed for the large dragon). I painted the clouds, added the mist, the god rays/sun beams, the reflected light - all with brushes; not with filters or any kind of plug-in effects. I even painted the lens-flares myself because I hate the lens-flare filter in Photoshop. So whatever you think that Photoshop did was actually done by me. But jeez, how much time it took me...
Ha ha ha! Okay, I'm actually at this community to learn and to grow as an artist rather than to get showered with compliments - but I absolutely LOVE to see a response like yours.
Even though I always enjoy every second of the creative process, independently of the outcome, a spontaneous positive reaction like yours multiplies the satisfaction of the effort put into creating the picture. It also increases my motivation to try equally hard to push my limits in my next creative process. Thanks for taking the time to put your reaction into words. It means the world to me. I hope I can return the favor.
Of course! I know, feedback is nice, for sure. I am actually currently trying to find the appropriate groups to join for that reason. I have found a couple, but there doesn't seem to be many that my work resonates with; my work is highly controversial and taboo (and that's exactly why I am satisfied with it.)
Yes indeed, it's exciting to discover what others have to say about one's unique flavor of creative juice.
I look forward to viewing your future works... Take Care.