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The Sea Dragon - 3rd Ed.

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Jun 8, 2015 | 12:16 AM EDT
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I've made a personal challenge for myself that every two years, I redraw this dragon. So far, I've drawn it 3 times. Each time I have to make it make it better, as well as give it a revamp, but still identifiable as the same creature.

Here's the previous 2, in case you were interested:
2011 - http://sta.sh/01qt8kgke6bk
2013 - http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/cons14/the-sea-dragon

I've also made a timelapse drawing on Youtube, which I urge you to see. ^^
https://youtu.be/xirs7SmHaMk

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SuperBastardSuperBastard

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wow, that's some wicked improvement! Nice job, you've come a long way in 4 years.

I like this current design and I think the variation in the scales is working really well for it. The only real crit I can offer is that it doesn't seem to fit with the background. I'd say you need bluer shadows to get a more unified look going. Also, some parts like the bottom of the base of the tail seem to have too much light on them. Highlights there would be better in an environment where there's a lot of reflected light coming from below, but under water the light would dissipate well before it had the chance to bounce back up!

If you keep improving like you have since 2011 there's no doubt in my mind that the next time you draw this dragon it's going to look absolutely stunning.


Tektyx responds:

Thanks! I thought gap in time was greater, but nope; it's only been 4 years since the first time I drew it.. I thought I was a big shot then, but I'mma have to disagree with myself.

I appreciate the critique. I should have taken that extra time to blend the dragon better with the background, but oh well. I'll save it for next time. ^^


PlagueDocterNickPlagueDocterNick

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Its amazing to see people progress in style and ability.


Tektyx responds:

It's been a fun journey, to say the least. ^^