November 3, 2012 at 13:22:36 UTC
Commission for Fafnir, a gentle Swissdragon
Inspiration : Cakebuilder - Grynde (Bong-Ra Remix)
on November 3, 2012 at 14:19:36 UTC
Oh! Love this soft painterly coloring style, the offset action to the right is really nice too! Just another day at the watch tower! XD
on November 3, 2012 at 16:42:04 UTC
^^ "1 day til retirement... ooh crap"
Thanks, I did several thumbnails to finally get the composition :).
For the soft style : Gaussian blur/color balance combined with standard painting technique :color picker, square brush and opacity play around. Hope I didn't bothered you X3
on November 3, 2012 at 16:50:32 UTC
Oh, I can definitely see the square brush now that you mention it. Really suits the image nicely! Did you do color keys on the thumbnails as well?
on November 3, 2012 at 16:58:09 UTC
yeah of course ! color and luminosity are really important :)
on November 3, 2012 at 17:01:50 UTC
They are really important, I really need to get back into the practice of doing thumbs and color keys for my work as well, the results are always so much better!
on November 3, 2012 at 18:23:15 UTC
same for characters, quick little study for understanding movements and forces helps sooo much. The counterpart I feels really insecure when I draw without doing one X/
on November 3, 2012 at 14:45:26 UTC
This is super cool!
on November 3, 2012 at 16:30:21 UTC
Thanks so much :3