I love your work, there is lot of poetry in it. I found this site by chance because I was looking for dragon images for my profile. Would you mind me using one of your pictures for my profile? It would not be permanent, I am a dragon and it is the beginning of Chinese New Year today. I would include the link for your site, of course. Thanks and good luck.
Well, Natascha, this is a bit different to the gallery version of the "Portrait of a Wax - Dragon" - not only concerning the colours. But I feel very good about the brilliant contrasts here. I cannot decide which one I like better.
It's turning out great, especially the vivid colors and the details that keep gaining definition here and then. The depth you suddenly added with this sparse cloudy sky is outstanding. I have a critique though, concerning the dragon that lacks tri-dimentional shape in my opinion. I mean it looks quite flat, confined in the foreground plane. Maybe you should think about it in terms of basic cylinders in the 3D space, and see how this impacts on the drawing of his skin, especially on the body part. It's still time to review this a little before you get too much into details on his skin! Cheers
I absolutely agree. I made quite a few changes to the dragon yesterday. Also adding the main lightsource on his left side.
Even if it doesn't show I learned a lot while working on this painting. It never occured to me that I didn't really push the lightsource which I am doing in this painting. It might take a lot of time until I finish it though since I have to work on other things.
I'm glad you tried to paint following a process radically different than the one you were comfortable with until now. One always needs to puts oneself in danger in order to make progress, and that's what you did; the fact that you learnt must be the deserved compensation for your attempt to flee the comfort! We should all take this as an example. I currently have this kind of considerations, since I've always been an autodidact, today I need someone to disturb my processes to push my boundaries forward. I'm thinking about taking art courses. Without showing the teacher anything of what I did before. Unlearn first to learn better next. Do you think it's a good idea?
I was thinking of the same thing but to be honest..I am not sure.
What is the benefit of this? You mentioned that you need to unlearn to learn better next. Maybe..but I think you go through an evolution anyway. No matter if you start from scratch or not.
Since I was a total autodidact myself I always said I wish I had taken classes. However I more and more come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter.
I am trying hard to not use the same color schemes again. Trying totally different values and hues for all of my paintings. I think I learn more that way. Sometimes I wish I would just stay with the things I am comfy with. I would make faster progression but I would be stuck with a certain subject. Due to the fact that I am doing this my gallery looks quite inconstant. But I learned to live with that.