Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dragon Illustration



Here is the final version of the dragon. I modified him from the original sketch, toned him down a bit by removing the frills on his neck, and made him a little less scaly.

This is a small section of a larger illustration that I finished just last night. The lighting happened somewhat by accident. I had placed the windows in the background for compositional value, and it ended up making a very interesting light source.

13 comments:

AWells said...

I love it! Just stunning- and what a kindly looking dragon.

Phyllis Harris said...

This is fabulous!!! I love it! It really draws me into the story and to want to know more!

Christina Ann Rodriguez said...

Oh I love this dragon! He is so friendly! I can't wait to see the rest of this illustration!

Kristi Valiant said...

Can't wait to see the rest. Wonderful rendering as always, Anthony.

Kelly Light said...

It's so good... it hurts. - You know I mean to be funny, but it's true - you make me want to be better - you young whipper snapper - you.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thank you all very, very much!!! I'm really excited about this story, and your words are very encouraging :)

Manelle said...

Nice! I really like it. The composition works really well. Its a great character.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Manelle!!

kathy hare said...

beautiful..

Jennifer said...

Anthony, thanks for the comment and your updated website looks fantastic! Love the home page pic-(such a nice image) You characters rock!

Amy Sullivan said...

Sweet~
He is wonderful~
~Amy~

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thank you Kathy! that's a wonderful new icon!

Hi Jennifer! You're very welcome for the comment, and thanks for stopping by my site and leaving the kind words! :)

Thanks Amy!

Jess said...

Fantastic windows! I like this version, he's more friendly looking but there again I love the older scaly one too. The colour's perfect :)