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Post Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:08 pm

Ice Dragon

Im struggling with making my paintings look realistic. Any helpful thoughts??


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Post Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:36 am

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well i seen on this the outlining,it doesn't have to come visible workin' in realism style :D
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Post Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:24 am

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Yea I see what your saying Aphos, I always get way to caught up in the detail, and lose the picture as a whole.....so much learning and so little time, lol.
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Post Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:58 am

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Great comic book style.
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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:31 am

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The image looks great. It is more of the shading as a whole that I would work on. As boring and technical as it may seem determining your light source will help out greatly. It will help with the shading and allow you to create more contrast,drama and a more dynamic image. Here it looks like the main source of light is from the mouth. I would add more brightness around that area and think about where the other shadows will be casted onto the rock and from the light source casting shadows of his own limbs onto his body.

One of my main issues when learning was not having enough contrast in my images. If you focus on creating contrast that will also help with the realism.

It is of course hard to determine where shadows will fall with out a little knowledge of lighting.If you have a flashlight or lamp you can do a few tests with your own face or toys. A toy dragon or action figure lit up by the lamp will give you the contrast and lighting effects to study from. The comic book style of the dragon is really good. If you just make the darks a little darker and then balance out the values you will see a marked improvement in the rendering of the images.

I hope that helps a little.
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Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:24 pm

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Pretty detailed and solid reply on a painting more than one year old.
I don't think that Gragg even visits this forum anymore.
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Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:41 pm

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Lol. Yeah. I figured if he did read it it would help but if any one else did come in and see it it might be helpful too. :wink:
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Post Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:32 am

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Well if he ecer gets back "great drawing!"
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