Some days I wake up with an urge to draw beasts, today is one of those days.

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I must say I didn't immediately see charizard in this picture. It's probably because of how you drew it.

How he sits is a pretty surprising and odd. Not in a bad way though. You always seem to have some way of drawing stuff unusual, in another way than most people would. That's probably what I like most about this picture.
With that I mean how indifferent he sits. In that way he reflects charizard perfectly. His fat belly and mean look make him look a bit human.
The only thing I don't like about him are his arms. They look a bit too square.

You can still pretty clearly see that it needs a lot of work. You rushed two things: the background and the lighting.
The clouds are made well, but it's not a lot and you can hardly see it. There are hundreds of things you can do with a dragon like this. Make a picture of it, and not a sketch!
The shadow can be done in twenty seconds. You can't see the dragon in it at all because there are parts of his body sticking out which isn't in the shadow.

I love your drawings, but put some more time in them and it will score much higher. This just seems too rushed.

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Work on the background

Now the main focus of the image is the dragon itself - the inspiration appears to be drawn from, as other reviewers have said, Pokemon, but I think that another source has been overlooked here - the Disney Film, Pete's Dragon. Given the body shape and the two-tone look, I would say it is more than just mere coincidence. Sure, make the wings bigger than the Disney one, but it even has a paunch, like the cartoon from the Mickey Rooney Film.

With the background, initially, you feel that there is none, but looking closer, you find that there is one - the moon, which seems entirely out of place, against a wholly white background. All or nothing is better than this, but I would prefer all. A generic circular shadow cast from a light source overhead is poor, considering that the moon is a light source and it is behind the dragon. All sorts of little niggling errors make me twitch over this piece, which is not in a good way at all.

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With a Charizard-esque look to this supposed "Beast," I'm a little more than skeptical on this piece. I don't really enjoy when people kind of make it close to obvious that they're getting inspiration from something so popular and that has such a wide fan-base (prime example: Pokemon). I know that you may go on denying that you didn't get any inspiration for creating this piece of art from Pokemon, but the point is that many people, including myself, will see it as such and assume it whenever possible. In fact, the only major differences are probably the horns and the underbelly.

Artwork and coloring, inspiration aside, were actually very well done. I see that you put some to as much detail as you could without it looking like a sketchy mess into this work. The only thing that I didn't really like about it is probably the strange anatomy that you have going on. The fact that this creature looks like it is bending forward and yet somehow the pressure of his weight is put on his back arm rather than his front arm just looks strange.

Also, the cloud....moon....thing; it looks too plain. Up against a boring white background it just looks odd and out of place.

~Review Request Club~

Mabelma responds:

I see, thank you. I'll try my best to work on background and start adding backgrounds to my images. Thank you for leaving a review.

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