I did end up making some changes soon after but got to update. Thank you all for your help!
@robgale I thought about using a Gaussian blur on the Elder Dragon to make Spyro stand out, but I agree that it’s the wing placement that’s causing him to sit back more.
I was kind of going for a lineless picture, I’m inspired by Nicholas Koles work in terms of colour and values showing the variations in characters and adding depth.
Thanks very much Rob!
@carriecopa That’s great, thank you so much!
I agree with the wings, I took the reference for them from a plane, rather than a bird. I think that’s where I went wrong (as there’s no motion in a planes wings).
Love the references you’ve given, I’ve added them for later
I was hoping to get some feedback on a piece I've just finished.
Here is my piece for Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, featuring Spyro, and an Elder Dragon. I'd appreciate any and all feedback, but please feel free to share your work as well.
I just want to say thank you so much for all of these replies! It's really helped me see that its something I can always come back to. There are some great thoughts and I really appreciate that there is a forum where I can get this kind of help.
I was stuck in a place where I felt as if I couldn't progress unless I'd really focuses on realistic face, but after these comments and the information in 'How To Discover Your Style', I think I can finally move on and try something new.
Design, tone, and an underlying understanding of composition really sounds like parts of the puzzle when it comes to putting together an illustration. By studying these and trying out different subjects, this should hopefully bring me back in full circle where I understand realism a lot better, and I can apply my new found skills to create something great.
Thank you all again! Time to work on discovering my style before Inktober!
Here is my dream portfolio. I need to try and understand it a bit more before I find my style, but the exercise helped me focus on a vision of what I'm trying to do.