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October 13, 2012
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Shadow Painting by 768dragon Shadow Painting by 768dragon
A digital painting of Shadow, I redesigned him not long ago and changed his wings to more bird like because I thought he would be to heavy to fly anyway, I wanted to do a painting of him although I have no idea how to. If anyone has any tips, suggestions or critiques please comment! Especially if you can give me advice on how to do the ground! I have no idea what I'm doing.

Old Shadow-

Shadow (c) me
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Okay. So, its amazing. The only problem i have it that the wings are oddly shaped and his body is a little to short for my liking. But i love the great job you did on the shadows. The muscle definition is quite clear and amazing. Also next time if you draw unfolded wings make the inside a lighter color and the out side a darker so you can see more definition between the two. And the tail could stand to be more longer so it comes to a point over more time. I'm sorry if this is poorly written, i'm new at this.
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I've never critiqued anyone before, so here goes: This is wonderfully done. :D I like the stance, the detail for his skin/scales, claws, and the perspective of the environment. XD One thing that stood out to me was the number of muscles in his back thigh. Looking at any modern day animal shows that they do have a lot of muscles, but only a couple are visible to the naked eye. Depending on how tight his skin or scales are over his body depends on how pronounced his muscles are as well. His head is a bit small for his body, and the combination of a stubby tail and short body give the overall picture that this is a rather small dragon in comparison to other dragons. Though, you made him look big by placing trees nearby in the background. ;D One thing you can do to make him look more "there" is to add a shadow underneath him, depending on where the light source is (which I assume is above him and to the left, making his shadow slightly to the right of his body). Maybe adding a few more small, distant trees around the horizon line would add to the fact that he's in a burned-down forest, or a skeleton woods, or maybe a dead meadow. I agree that adding some rocks or dead, brown shreds of grass would add a more realistic tone to the environment. ^_^ Overall, you drew this very well, especially for not knowing what you are doing. XD I also have problems with my drawings similar to this, so I know how you feel. :)
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mayle128 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks super cool. Nice on the shading:)
KaB-art Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice! :D I especially like the shading!
SpikeyHairedBeast Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's...awesome ;0;
thatnerdyartaddict Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. This is INCREDIBLE.

The shading, the lineart, the pose, the background, all those tiny little details, they're all AMAZING!

Great job :D
768dragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) thank you!
AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the textures you used here, and how melancholy the background looks. Well done!
xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love this ^^ excelent
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :D
nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! He's a dark creature in the dark, but you still managed to give him enough highlights so he can just be seen. Great work!
kittencinkycuddlerz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ verry well done
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