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Dragons on your Doorstep by EvanStanley Dragons on your Doorstep by EvanStanley
I know I said I wouldn't be submitting anything, and I'm not... this is my final for my Digital Media class this semester. We could do whatever we wanted, as long as it incorporated our theme (mine is the dragon). Ah well I'm not much of a painter yet, but I suppose I'm getting there. Also, yes, that is a younger version of me. That is, it's supposed to be. I wasn't really a creepy doll-lookin' zombie when I was 8. Really.

Hope you enjoy!

Edit: I fixed her cheek. That's all I have time for.
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I love how you did the coloring. its so shiny! the highlights on the hair are absolutely perfect. I also love the way you drew the dragon, its a great pose with a lovely shades of blue. The Expressions are fitting too, the surprised look at the tiny dragon at the window to the almost fearful anxious look of the dragon.
I did however notice that her left cheek seems a bit off, as in its larger than the other cheek. Another thing I noticed is that the Dragon isn't at a doorstep but at a window sill, but thats really unimportant.

Great Work Evan :meow: I'm sure you'll get an A+ on it ^w^
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Well, once again, Evan, you impress me. I'm consistently amazed by your artwork, and hope I can be as good as this one day.

That said, a few things jump out at me right away. The bangs on the girl's bowl cut don't really look all that natural; it's more anime hair-ish than realistic, which I get the feeling is what you were going for. Also, her face looks bulky, with her left cheek puffing out like she has the mumps. The shadowing on her neck makes it look almost unnaturally thin, too. The curve of her nose also looks a little too flat for my taste. Finally, her left arm that's raised near the window doesn't look quite right... it's like her shoulder is too far back.

Having said that, of course, there's a lot to like here. The perspective is all very consistent to my eye, which is very nice. I like the different colors on the dragon, and the way it's reeling back. The expressions on the dragon's face definitely conveys the sense it's more scared of that girl than she is of it. Especially with the girl looking so clearly fascinated and awestruck at what she sees! It's nice to tell a little story just through a static image like that.

Hopefully I haven't come across as condescending with my critique, but here's hoping the project nets you a high grade.
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Daytekgirl15 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
So cool! This kind of looks similar to a scene in the short story that I'm writing.
ProjectHelios Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This reminds me of The Fire Within books by Chris D'lacey.
Nice job!
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing, the love your expression, cool. the glow effect for this pic is so awesome.
destiny-saiyan014 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Looks like the cover to a children's book done very well!
ArtieStroke Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the first critique said, it certainly is impressive. If I had a full membership, I'd write one too. Alas, I do not, so I'll comment for now.
sonicxjones Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Still I think it's great, I wish I could do that!
TwiRin Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think I read the book a little while lingers i the foggy part of my brain sadly. This is truly amazing work! I love how the dragon has a spooky glow to it (well I think it does, it looks forboding)

Besides all that, it looks amazing.
EvanStanley Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I highly doubt you ever read this book... seeing as it's never been written.
Drkbeast64 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
it might acullay make a good book, you should probly consider having a story writen for this.
TwiRin Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It was somethig with Dragons......
Sorry bout the book part Evan, I read a book with dragons inolved way back then....
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