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Reef Dragon



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This is a $40 commission for :iconobituarydevil:, who was awesome enough to let me be creative with it 8) He asked "draw a dragon in a complex background". So here is the result of that.

Its design is based on a coral reef and the fish you'd find in it. I was inspired by the colourful patterns of reef fish, and gave it coral horns X3 Dont have a name for it, other than reef dragon. it's face is slightly scaley, but the rest of it's body is smooth like a dolphin. Also it went fishing 8B I think this is the first time i've ever drawn blood.

I spent way too much time on this ^^; but i really wanted to make sure I got everything right, or as good as i can get it. I probably should have charged more for something like this, but since it'll be portfolio work as well It's worth the time and effort. 8)

A lot of this was new to me, I do have to try more things like this. Critiques are appreciated! Particularly on shadows and lighting, i need to improve with that 8)

Hope you enjoy viewing this ^_^ as much as i had fun making it!
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

<img src="…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> i can critque again ok so lets take a look <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

the first thing that caught my eye was the dragon up front (duh xD) but you did great! im no expert in dragons so i dont rly know what to say about proportions but everything seems to be correct ^^. very nice shades of blue and white on the dragons as well <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> (he has a night furry's tail <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":iconepiclaplz:" title="epiclaplz"/>)

not to bad on the blood. fishies dont give off too much so i think thats a good amout for claws holding a fish ^^ i would sugest making it more red though, blood is a deep red and not so much orange ^_^

i really love how you did the water! how it is washing up on the beach is very wonderful. you made it transparent to see the sand like real water! that really looks good <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

speeking on the enviorment the sky and background looks great, Bob Ross would be very proud <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":laughing:" title="Laughing"/>

overall a great peace. high marks <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> 5star technique because of the difficulty and complex-ness of the picture ^^

i just looked back at the picture and idk if you put this in as an easter egg but the rock that the other dragon is sitting on is almost shaped like one of them <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>