Winding and Twisting


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Just a fun little drawing of mine, done in lead pencil. I like how it came out even though the detail was very tedious. Anyway, the signature WebWings in the corner is me, thatâEUTMs just my old username on Gaiaonline.com and used it because I originally was commissioned to draw this dragon for someone on that sight.

It actually is the first and last commission I have ever done. I was really proud of it and put in a lot of work on it for this person whom commissioned me simply because it was my first commission. Sense it was my first commission I gave it to the guy free of charge to use on one of GaiaonlineâEUTMs guild page covers.

The reason it was my last is because the party that commissioned it pretty much turned around and insulted my work. They invited me to join the guild and found they had pasted the piece up on the front page and underneath it typed something similar to âEUoeTemporary art cover until we can get some better artwork up.âEU I simply could not bleieve it. I constantly gave the guy feed back progress pictures on the piece to tell me if he wanted anything changed and to make sure he liked it as I worked on it. He contantly told me it looked great and never said to have me change anything. I rather felt like I was shot through the heart for no reason and from then on it kind of made me not want to do anymore commissions making me feel like my art was worthless.

Though itâEUTMs been years sense this little event took place and IâEUTMm getting more confident about my artwork and getting more into it and I'm getting more backbone on definding my art when someone flat out tells me is sucks for I now know it's not as worthless as those people saw it. So maybe someday IâEUTMll be willing to start taking commissions.

Anyway I hope you guys like it, comments are always loved but I also am looking for critiques on how to improve my work sense I hardly get any and I know thatâEU~s one good way to get some good feed back on my art. ^_^

Artwork is Copyright to © KAW



Definitely shouldn't worry about what one person wrote about this in a caption. This is really well done and deserves recognition. Aside from the fact that it's a very cool dragon, the pose is great and I really like the way you drew the head. The details are fantastic. Honestly, the only thing I could say about this is that I think you could have gone a little darker on the body shading. It definitely doesn't look flat, but the shadows could be a little darker, which would give it a bit more dimension. Other than that, though, this is fantastic. Great work!

FiraPhoenix responds:

Thanks. I agree with you there on the shading. I have it nicely shaded in very few spots then in the rest it could be darker.

Yeah, I know I shouldnâEUTMt read too much into what one person says. When that all happened it was when my art was transitioning from child like sketches to serious art like this, and so I was not very confident about my art then. Anyways thanks again it really gives me a confidence boost to hear that and keep drawing. <3

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Jan 21, 2011
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