So magic drawing for me..i really love this.. My impression is that it seem like the dragon is deep in the forest high above the ground at night and he is enlightened with a lights from som village and moon. Anyway all your gallery is very interesting, I like feeling aech your artwork gives.
Its quite a nice drawing. I see maybe the light in this is coming from the front-right from the viewer's perspective..actually that seems the sensible light placement in this scene..maybe to add more contrast you can or should just use more tonal contrast with darker pencils and maybe keeping the details as on the tree barks a little less so that the shadow and light contrast can be more vivid. I think the dragon just needs sharper outlines..But then I am not a trained sketch artist, its just my opinion out of my common sense.
Thank you so much for the advice It's a good idea to somewhat "blur" the background, and yes I also thought especially the head of the dragon could be some more sharp, but I just didn't know how, but I guess with a darker pencil would help!
my advice: don't try to get more contrast between trees and dragon.. i really like how it at the (very) first sight looks a little like the dragon belongs to the trees. you did an awesome job with this.
When I look at your composition, it reminds me of the letter "H", it's what first comes to mind. I understand what you mean by the contrast problem, your illustration aint bad at all, I like it, very propositive, still you already know what's lacking in it. My teacher once gave a good advice and I pass it on to you: ¿Which is your reference, your bibliography?. For example, the trees, I suppose they are some sort of response to your surroundings, why not take some pictures? Study the bark of the trees separately, make sketches, trace, decide which details are important and which not. Sometimes a good illustration responds to a good investigation that is behind it. Also, when you take pictures of trees, dismember the photograph, how is light behaving in the picture? Which areas have light and which are dark? Is it because of the direction of the sunlight or a bigger branch on top? Is light the same ouside the forest than in the inside? And so you can formulate lots of questions that may help you a lot in understanding what you want to achieve, also write them down, that way you can have more options from where to chose and less guessing. If you're uncertain of the final piece, make a quick sketch so you can understand how you're going to arrange the elements, where does light come from, etc. One final piece of advice, loose the kneaded eraser, you have good potential, erasing will only drag you down, even if it is for giving lights. Good work, I hope I'll be seing more.
Haha yes, you're right! I didn't really noticed the H before Thanks a lot. It's a very good idea to study the things I draw. I really planned to do that already, but sometimes I'm just to lazy. But taking pictures of trees isn't a bad idea at al!
Adding light and dark in a drawing is still very difficult to me. I'm really practicing with it. But your advice will help!
What?! No eraser?? That's quite... difficult. But I think i'm going to try to do that... because if you say that's better it might be so, you're the amazing artist so you must be right
Thank so much for this comment. You're really helpful. And yeah, you'll definitely will see more. And I hope to see more of your artwork!!
Try looking at something 3D with different lighting. Like a chair in a darkened room, shine the light from different angles to see what the "tree" shadows might be like. If I were planning a sketch like this I'd take a ladder back chair and a thick scarf rolled into a tube and twine it around the ladder back bars, then shine a light at it from different angles, see what would work well for shadowing. Lots of work, I know, but once you see it in various ways once, it can be used as knowledge for other drawings. BUT the shadowing looks really good already on here!!
Thanks a lot! Good to hear, I still have problems with that myself, so I guess I was just lucky
Yes me to, I would like to step into a new "fantasy" world with weird creatures and magical places. But truly, in this world there are such places, just hard to find. Not really magical, but beautiful. And also the animals we have on planet earth, are beautiful and amazing too, we are just too used to it I gues
But still, you're right it would be cool. Only I think this one wouldn't be very friendly
this very well done, the only thing that would fail is the section above the dragon, from tree to tree. that area is flat and that's the only thing that would fix, what else is excellent congratulations I loved it.
trees are heavier at the base maybe more trees behind, where the dragons head points ther should be something to look at, darken the background, any of these should help separate the dragon from the trees.