LionsDragon

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  1. @Beta0, yes, sadly, a photomanipulation. I can't draw worth a darn, but I'm trying to improve my other skillsets.

     

    I'm inclined to agree about the background. I was trying to make a play on "fire-born" and well, it looks like she's still hatching. :P I've tried giving her glowing eyes a few times and didn't care for the result; I'm torn between leaving her with "normal" eyes and trying a little glow deep within. I'll see which I like better.

     

    I can't believe I didn't think of a "halo." *facepalm* Thanks.

     

    Back to the canvas. ;)

     


  2. 13 hours ago, hippiechos said:

    I think it's coming along nicely. The part where the stone meets the right front leg distracts me a bit. The blurring doesn't provide a very good distinction between the stone and KittyDragon. Perhaps that area could be darkened and turned into a shadow, since it looks like the light is shining from the top right?

     

    I see what you mean. It kind of looks like the stone is swallowing her. I like the shadow idea!

     


  3. 2 minutes ago, AndrewDavid said:

    it usually takes me 5 drafts before I release my pics @LionsDragon. Keep plugging on. Its coming along nicely. The scales look nice. And yes it does look like a sphinx cat cross bred with a dragon. Does it breath fire too?

     

    This is much earlier than I usually release something publicly, but I got completely and utterly stuck. I figured the wonderful community here has plenty of objective eyes. :)

     

    Thank you! Still working on the tummy scales, but getting closer.

     

    Yes, although they aren't very big flames yet. Usually just enough to cook her food. Loves fire-roasted tomatoes and fresh groundhog, this one.

     


  4. 3 hours ago, Maximilian said:

    He bears a resemblance to Daenerys Targaryen's dragons when they were babies —you won't know what I'm talking about if you're not a fan of Game of Thrones, but that was a compliment :)

     

    Like toe_head recommended above, scales are needed for a dragon to look dragonish, even for baby dragons —and I think they should look fine on baby cat-dragons too :) I would say don't worry much about the size of the scales, although if it's going to be a baby dragon you may consider scales that won't stand out too much, but that can be easily appreciated at first sight. I want to emphasize that he looks like a baby dragon as per the size of his wings (let's remember that adult dragons tend to have huge wings according to popular draconic myths, but I'm probably stating the too obvious —just making conversation here). Other than that, I think he looks quite like a dragon ? (nicely accomplished concrete wall, btw)

     

    PS: You may pay a look at this tutorial, especially the finished piece at the top of the page. You will see some discreet although perceptible scales above the belly area.

     

    I'm just familiar enough with GoT to be blushing. If the Mother of Dragons would approve, I'm inching in the right direction.

     

    Yeah, I realized a bit too late that I'd hosed her wings. There's no way wings that size would be able to lift that body! I've only had birds most of my life, I should have thought of that....  Actually, now that you make me think of it, I think I need to study pteranodon skeletons a bit. Avian bones are hollow, but I don't recall if pteranosaurs' bones were. I *may* need to adjust her a bit so the physics are more realistic. "Because magic" never entirely cut it for me. I was the gaming nerd who tore into genetics, genetic mutations, and quantum physics. I'll take all the magic you want, but by golly it's gonna make sense!

     

    Thank you for the tutorial! :cake: I've been having a deuce of a time with the stomach scales, and this helped a lot!

     

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  5. 17 hours ago, hippiechos said:

    Kitty dragon! I've heard of feathery dragons before, rather than scaly ones. Maybe it's one of those? 

     

    Oooh! Or maybe it's like the winged lion on the cover of A Spell for Chameleon!

     

    Well, she was supposed to be feathery--I mean if dinosaurs had feathers, it's only logical for dragons. Unfortunately, I made her furry and not enough feathery/scaly.

     

    You mean a manticore? :) I'm working up to one, actually. I have a weird fondness for manticores and sphinxes (actually crocheted a manticore some years ago), so I want to do it justice.


  6. 18 hours ago, Pixey said:

    Awww - I love this kitty-dragon :D.  It reminds me a bit of those cats with no fur.  I wish the image was bigger, so I could look closer.  She or He has gorgeous eyes and the shading over the body is lovely.  Nice concrete texture on the wall ............ tomb stone? 

     

    Thank you! Actually, a Sphynx cat was my original model. I figured Sphynx and Oriental cats had the ears I was looking for. And she does have pretty eyes, thank you!

     

    Funny enough, it was just going to be a rock for her to lounge on. However, by the time I got done tinkering around with it, I realized it looked like a tombstone from an old cemetery. I couldn't resist! :) And the concrete texture is Chad's tut.