3rd Thursday Dragon Suprise
Haven't posted here before. This is my sketched layout for this month's contest.
"Stanley ran outside as fast as he could to see what made that horrendous noise."
I could use some thoughts on composition. For once I did many thumbnails before ending up with this one. I feel the main weakness may be too many elements. Hoping to tie everything together well in the end though.
I should also note that I already plan to move the boy over so that he isn't touching the house. I can't stand tangents.
Also: Since it's such a rough sketch... those are sheep up in the corner, chickens flying away and an uninterested cow in the bottom right. All around the house are bent trees being blown with a some random leaves flying off. The path will be detailed pebbles and the stone wall, chimney and walkway will be somewhat similar to the scales on the dragon. Leaning toward a very light colored dragon.
I really like the swirl that starts at the dragon's tail and rotates out bigger and bigger, like a hurricane. If you can handle the color in the same way (changing from light out to dark, or brushstrokes echoing the swirl composition) it would be really cool.
Thanks I will keep that in mind. My color skills need a lot of work though. It's my weakest skill probably. That class is next on my checklist. Working through Creative Composition right now.
that is a very interesting image! I would look into reworking on the boy pose and expression a bit to add more to the story. I think his expression need to be as strong as his doggy.