Due some few (but important) advices I got here in PCount, I´ve decided to push my work a little further (even the simplest ones, like this).
I´m starting a proper thread for this one because I´d like to hear some feedback about the work and my process itself. It´s not 3D (shame), but I think you guys can add much with critiques.
A friend who´s was in the last Gnomon Workshop told me about their community activities to Concept Artists, bla bla bla... I don´t pretend to be part of another Board, but I got interested in their last theme "Dragon Rider". So I decided to draw something (maybe for it, maybe just for fun/practice).
Since my focus in on the character, not the Dragon I spend a lot of time just trying to define him. Mass thumbnails (I suggest all to read the ThumbWar thing) and some mini-sketches I paint in WaterColor (I´m quite fast with this ones):
Then I came up with this Char Concept and some funny idea to a "Device" to control the Dragon: the idea of a people sitting on a Dragon´s back looks kinda strange to me.
Before starting to rush in the linework, I´ve decided to think more in the Composition of the scene and make some color studies:
I was stuckyng with the third one (left collum), but It´s remind me a lot of a Frazetta´s piece. So I change my direction...Put some hard perspective in the Dragon´s body to force people travel "with him".
I´m not quite sure what colors to start. The first is my favorite (fantastic and easy colors), but the last one (when the Dragon´s body is the light source) are probably a most creative choice (based in the ones I´ve painted).
So... How´s I´m going? Please guys, fill my Ego carency or let me know if I´m too lame for art. :-)
Anyway. Thanks PCount to the opportunity.