Wow, this one looks amazing!
One question, I'm doing quite a few photo composites, and would like to use your dragon in one of them (Game of Thrones themed). Is there a way I can use this, credit to you of course?
The attached image is one of said composites, 'Stormborn'. The shots actually taken a few years apart. I have some images of the model which I would like to use with that dragon.
A masterpiece lies over me! The painting is a fantastic one with exeptional detail and great use of colors, as well as lighting. These dark, "evil" if you prefer, shadows ou've put on the dragon and on the background, as also the bright colors on the dragons head that indicate the light of the fires below, I believe they give an excellent touch on the painting and perhaps the used colors give a dramatic look on the scene.
Apart from the colors, I adore the position of the dragon, his expression and the tail that is visible on the back <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=" (Smile)"/>
If I were to find a drawback on your painting, it would be maybe a lack of other characters. I had to think a lot before I say that. It is not at all a serious drawback, but I couldn't find anything that doesn't fit on the painting; the position, colors and details picture and highlight the fury of the dragon, as they also give them character. Your artwork gives the observer eough food for thought with just a head of a dragon, a fact which makes alone the painting a fantastic one.
For example it gives you the chance to consider the dragon to belong in a horde of dragons (as we see from the shadows of other dragons on the back, which I really liked), that attacks a city/village for some reason; to destroy or get revenge e.c.t. I imagine the lights on the mountains to be the alarm of the human cities when there's a dragon nearby. Personally, I think the dragon as the good character in the story, which is truly hurt by the humans and tries to seek revenge with his family.
The drawback that I mentionned earlier is that, if you drew perhaps a human or another character with detail as much as the dragon's, and that character interacted with the dragon in a way (they were enemies, they fighted ect), the painting would have been more complete and it would picture a whole story that would inspire people with just one look.
But your painting already gave me inspiration and the proof is all that I've said.
The thing I love the most is the role that the way of your drawing gives the dragon.
I hope I didn't tire you <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=" (Big Grin)"/>
over all an amazing piece of art work! The way you could make the dragon so hyper realistic, that it looks real! I can tell when someone has spent hours on artwork, it seems like you spent days on it. A problem I do have with it is that, I can not tell if the dragon is standing, or flying. the background suggests that the dragon is flying ( the terrain and the other dragon (which is flying)), but the foreground suggests that the dragon is standing on a ledge. (the wings, head position, the tail). the only other problem is that the dragon is more or less generic looking, but it is hard to create a dragon that is not generic looking. overall an outstanding piece of art, one of the best artwork i have seen today (it is 7:28 PM)
if you'd like, i can put a link to your deviantart in the credits