So, there we are. I finally finished colouring this little dragon here. I'm more or less pleased with how it came out, even though, as usual, there are still some things I wish I could have done better.References and things
I did look at some photos of lizards, trees and leaves in order to paint this, but otherwise didn't use any reference whatsoever. I mainly worked with a 5px Photoshop brush and only used a custom brush for some of the texture on the wings.Time used
I honestly don't know. But it was a lot - or far too much, anyway.Inspriation:
- Keith Parkinson
- he used to paint absolutely wonderful dragons!
- Raúl Martín
- he is a palaeontological illustrator and a brilliant one at that
- Steve Goad
's "Prayer Time" - the details on his dragon paintings are stunning!Thanks for watching. And thanks so much for the DD!
Sketches, detail shots and the work in progress series are here: