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I had to draw an X-mas gift for 2 kids that like Skylanders but I wasn't told wich ones. I only know Spyro but I the Elf caught my eye too.


This is really fantastic! I love the scales and you rendered them, absolutely fantastic. The blue lining that fades helps Spyro to pop out from the white canvas so it works well on my end. The way you faded it in places helps to draw the eye around the entire piece so that's good too. My only suggestion is the arm/legs and wing anatomy. For help with wings, I would suggest looking at bats and the skeleton of it before tweaking it to fit your style. Then for the arms, it seems like the one on the right is bent a little funny but that may just be me. For the legs, that's always a difficult thing, I can't think of how to help to fix it since I have that problem as well but I can suggest references if you can find any. Even a dog would work since (if you know the anatomy of your dragon) you can tweak it to fit your piece.

Again, however, I love this. Honestly, I think it would make an excellent print and I love how the scales in the foreground are the brightest before fading to less detail in the back. It really draws the eye as well as looking very photogenic. (If that makes any sense)

SpecterWhite responds:

Honestly, I didn't use any references with the anatomy (aside from some pictures with Spyro), I just went with how I felt about it, so it might be wrong in some points as you said. I was trying for it to look better as a whole rather than actually making it look 100% realistic. But thanks for the comment! Oh, and It looks great on a print in a purple frame since I actually had to print them as a gift.

This is an interesting depiction of Spyro. Your line work is very good and it's a pretty cool design. However, I'm just not a big fan of how he looks more like a demon with wings than a dragon. Maybe that's just me, though.

Also, a background would've been nice and you could've done without the blue outline around most of his body. I think it just looks unnecessary.

SpecterWhite responds:

I had to draw a Skylanders Spyro but since I'm not a fan of that design I just tried something else for him. About the background, I just didn't want it to be flat white and I didn't have any great idea for a nice one, so I just did an outline like that, to make him 'pop out' a bit more.

He looks very fierce in your interpretation. Well done!

SpecterWhite responds:

Thanks! I wanted to do a sort of jumping towards the viewer motion.

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Dec 21, 2016
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