Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Dragon


This is the first color draft of the dragon... I might prefer red scales rather than the green. He would most likely be backdropped by greens or other earth tones, and red I think would have more pizazz. What do you think?

15 comments:

Phyllis Harris said...

A very kid friendly dragon!! Love it!

The other color scheme would be interesting to see as well. I'd have to see them side by side. It also depends on what personality your dragon has...the cooler colors may give a friendlier dragon feel where as the warmer colors a more formidable feel.(which isn't bad...it just depends on what your dragon's characterization is)

Am I making any sense at all?

Kelly Light said...

I think red is less expected - but it looks great...

Eric Orchard said...

We're both doing dragon paintings right now. You win tho' Great piece!

Christina Ann Rodriguez said...

i like the green and it does make him look more friendly...you could make it fall and surround him by reds and oranges.....and he looks super awesome by the way!

Jess said...

Incredible texture on the dragon - wow! I think the greeny blue would work against the background you describe, as long as the turquoise is really bright and zingy!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hey Phyllis! thanks! and you're making perfect sense... I think I'll keep the cool colors. as I developed his character it seemed important to make him less villainous
(Although one brother wanted him in red, the youngest brothers wanted blue or green)

Hey thanks Kelly!

Thanks Eric... haha its not a contest :) your dragon looks fantastic.. can't wait to see it in color

Thanks Christina! that's a great idea about the fall backdrop!

Thanks Jess! I think the bluish green wins

Amy Sullivan said...

Anthony~ the characters in your last two posts are wonderful.
I love the more sketchy feel of the girl & boy. It does add the drama.
~Amy~

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thank you so much Amy!

kathy hare said...

he is gorgeous! :)

Manelle said...

He has such a great expression on his face. The green color feels really friendly in this picture. I wonder if red would have the same feel. It would totally stand out more in front of a dominantly green background though. What about purple? That could keep it's friendly-ness, (it seems like that's what you are going for) and stand out in front of a green background.

dBurk said...

Anthony, sorry it's been awhile – teaching can take up quite a bit more time than I expected. But I have to wonder, why in the world hasn't a publisher picked you up yet?!? THe last 3-4 posts have looked marvelous! Keep up the great work, I love what you do!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Kathy!

Thanks Manelle! Purple is a good idea

Hey David! Thank you so much!

Ambera said...

Haha, you never fail to amuse me with facial expression. These are wonderful!

-J.Meyer said...

Ooo purple would be interesting. Might get girls and boys that way..?

I love the pose of the dragon.
Personally Im a fan of white dragons.
Jennifer-

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Ambera!

Hi Jennifer... a white dragon would be interesting!