Oh wow! everything you say will make very strong improvements, I am so thankful for all of your detailed comments.
I also really liked the story you came up with.
I really feel excited to maybe redo the illustration later.
I appreciate you taking the time to give me critiques. you are awesome thank you !
@StudioLooong Love the character, and lightling. Beautiful image.
I just saw an image by Kenard Pak, and thought it might be interesting to add into the discussion here. It is mostly a monocolor image, with a touch of color for storytelling. I thought it was doen veyr effectively. Screen Shot 2020-08-19 at 09.19.03.png
Another thing I am wondering about is the compostion. Would it make more sense to move him a bit towards left, so there is more room in front of him? Right now the left side of the image felt empty - something is missing.
I made some changes and here is the updated version with desaturated background (and a tree removal), I made some tone adjustments and darkened the foreground. I also rendered the water and made a few changes to the dragonfly.
As I was working on it, I was thinking about how it might appear in a book or magazine. With the detail on the insect, I thought that it would make a fun diagram. I wrote out the body parts in the handwriting they teach my kids at school for an authentic kid look. What do you think... with or without the text?
@Jeremiah-Gorrell Thanks ..that's what I was feeling as well..even with playing with color the lines are bothering me, so I will eliminate them or move onto a different background. Thanks so much for the feedback.
@Ruth-Tripp I really enjoy the "dragon and a fly" concept! It's a good play on words. 🙂
My favorite sketch is the first one with the bearded dragon. I think it could make a really cool and striking image. As others have suggested; more storytelling can really bring the concept and overall drawing to life! I can't wait to see what you decide to do 😃
Sisterland Color web.jpg Here is an image I created for the book Sisterland Written by Salla Simukka. A shape shifter dragonfly appears in the story. Here is a possible idea for this months prompt, however I am working on another idea for the fun of it all.