Derby #37: Greed
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Dragon's Gold

Dragon's Gold
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waacodemon


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scary stuff

I once ate a cricket.

redghia69


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Dragon's Gold

I took the advice of those that posted on this design earlier and worked on the background, which was black and a little to rectangular -- at least in the shirt comp -- for those that spoke up. Thanks for the comments -- I agree it works better as a shirt now.

So does anyone have a vote for a dragon?

Josephus


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redghia69 wrote:Dragon's Gold

I took the advice of those that posted on this design earlier and worked on the background, which was black and a little to rectangular -- at least in the shirt comp -- for those that spoke up. Thanks for the comments -- I agree it works better as a shirt now.

So does anyone have a vote for a dragon?


really evocative.

artulo


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It's much better now! Great job and GMV.

redghia69


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artulo wrote:It's much better now! Great job and GMV.

Ah, good. Thanks artulo. It looked awfully bare with nothing, but it didn't have to be what it was.

eHalcyon


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redghia69 wrote:Dragon's Gold

I took the advice of those that posted on this design earlier and worked on the background, which was black and a little to rectangular -- at least in the shirt comp -- for those that spoke up. Thanks for the comments -- I agree it works better as a shirt now.

So does anyone have a vote for a dragon?


Is the brown background around the dragon supposed to be different from the colour of the shirt? Because I can see the difference, but it's so slight that it seems to me that the intention was to let the shirt show through.

Still a wonderful image. I tried to do a dragon last night. Not skilled enough.

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squidboots


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redghia69 wrote:Dragon's Gold

I took the advice of those that posted on this design earlier and worked on the background, which was black and a little to rectangular -- at least in the shirt comp -- for those that spoke up. Thanks for the comments -- I agree it works better as a shirt now.

So does anyone have a vote for a dragon?


Wow, what an improvement from the earlier submission! Excellent work, and GMV.

redghia69


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eHalcyon wrote:Is the brown background around the dragon supposed to be different from the colour of the shirt? Because I can see the difference, but it's so slight that it seems to me that the intention was to let the shirt show through.

Still a wonderful image. I tried to do a dragon last night. Not skilled enough.

Thanks! As far as the "background" brown goes, it's supposed to be close to the shirt color -- just enough to keep the dragon in place.

smithsonia


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I'm a geek, so dragons == awesome.
/gmv

Nekkochan


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Yeah, mythological beasties are my hobby, so I was sorry to see this one disappear earlier. Glad it's back! GMV again & hoping it wins so I can share it with friends.

KENPARS0NS


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MUCH BETTER!

Great work!

makselarts


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I like the atmosphere..good job!

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2005vette


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MUCH better, GMV

redghia69


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makselarts wrote:I like the atmosphere..good job!

“Fog” would have been a nice atmosphere. :-) I’m not complaining though -- I’m pretty happy just to have worked out a dragon. I’ve tried to draw dragons before, but this is the first that I liked enough to finish, even though it made for a long night. Thanks for the comment.

redghia69


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2005vette wrote:MUCH better, GMV

Thanks, and thanks for the vote! Concentrating on the dragon, I guess I let the background get away from be before. I’m glad you like the fix.

lintbox


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very cool. got my vote. good luck!

redghia69


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I noticed bluchez's request for sources on dragon entries in one of the other entry threads. I figure they're all personal interpretations, but I guess I just feel like sharing about mine.... I've tried to draw dragons for a couple past derbies, but couldn't make it work. When this derby was announced, I decided that was going to be the day I actually finished a dragon. I looked dragons up online and pretty much found they can look like anything from a bird to a snake, 4 legs, 2 legs, feathery, scaley, spikey, with or without head plates/spikes, bat wings, bird wings, beak nose, lizard nose.... really pretty much anything goes. In the end, there was nothing I found to use as a "reference" from which to draw my dragon, but a lot of ideas for what could be included. My sister (who's into such things) said she liked the skinny-head/long-nosed type with crests and spikes on the back, which was a good enough starting point for me. You can see some of the work-in-progress above starting with the sketch I settled on and including my first (failed) attempt at the head. I basically painted the whole thing in PhotoShop not knowing if I'd try to make a line drawing of it or just go with the spot colors when I was done. Just the painting turned out to be challenge enough -- by the time the derby opened, going with spot colors was the best I could do. People weren't digging the original background, so I took it down, took a nap, and resubmitted in the evening, sans archway background.

Like I said earlier, it may not be seeing the fog, but I'm really happy to have just gotten a dragon to look right (to me at any rate) and I really appreciate the votes it's getting. Of course there are things I'd do differently "next time"....

Anyhow, that's my story. If the end result is working for you, I appreciate the vote!

bluchez


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redghia69 wrote:I noticed bluchez's request for sources on dragon entries in one of the other entry threads.
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Anyhow, that's my story. If the end result is working for you, I appreciate the vote!


Thanks for the info. Good looking dragon. You can see a bit longer thanks under spryte's entry, but it was meant for both of you.

jarjarbinks


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Most of it looks awesome but why is he setting his own foot on fire? That kind of ruins it for me.

redghia69


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jarjarbinks wrote:Most of it looks awesome but why is he setting his own foot on fire? That kind of ruins it for me.

heh. Note to self: jarjarbinks only votes for dragons that aren't setting their own foot on fire. ;)

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