Seven chinese dragons eating pizza. Looks best with 2x size.
Here's a diagram showing the structure: http://imageshack.us/a/img690/6214/ciql.png
This enspired me as a kid
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obrigado, senhor. mas seu texto é muito obscuro.
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Well holy crap, this is toally awesome. Absolutely loving the greens/blues in this. The scales are fantastic looking, great stuff, everything feels so deep. I do see some unecessary(sp) dithering, sharpness(don't know if I'm making any sense by saying that) and stuff like that, and it can look a bit messy here and there, but I reckon that the overall piece itself is so dang cool that it out-does these small complaints that I have.
Surprising, because your compositions are usually good ;)
Unfortunately I do not know a rule or set of rules, there are various tips that may or may not apply to specific images. It's mostly a matter of training one's eye to detect pleasing or unpleasing stuff, in one's own work and others', just like we train our eye for pixeling technique subtleties that eluded us entirely before. As usual, experience from other artistic practices is mightily helpful (in my case, photography).
These can be issues of balance of volumes (contrast, color and detail influence this), of driving the eye around the piece in a pleasing way, and of pointing it to the most meaningful details. You achieved this rather well in The end is nigh, and Ornithologist's dream.
Here, it doesn't work so well. The clouds high contrast catches the eye first and doesn't let it get into the dragons readily, then the tails in the lower right corner capture the attention instead of the heads. All of these act as stopping points instead of driving points; and there is none of the overall pleasing balance game between different volumes, shapes, textures, colors or whatever.
Thanks. I totally agree about refinement and I ran out of time indeed.
What I don't understand is the composition problems. Yeah I see that the first thing the eye catches is some boring point, but how do I improve it? I've read some texts about composition, but they all are about demonstrating examples of good/bad composition and I couldn't find anything that could help me understand how the good composition is done.
Despite the obvious awesomeness of this, it is not without flaws.
The overall composition is rather poor: it's missing directing lines and/or shapes, the visual weight is centered in a boring and messy way instead.
The pixeling could use more refining, the scales clusters are not optimal (the challenge deadline may excuse this ;)
imagine someone like this?
"Most impressive!" - Darth Vader
"Impressive!" - Quake 3 Narrator
nice colors! the dragons are very cute
Regarding the bacground: I tried to do some normal clouds to give this piece a depth, but I simply had not enough colors and time.
I like this piece, but missed working in the clouds and BG did not match
Beautiful colors! Also I'm diggin the clouds.
Amazing. This has a vote from me in advance
I really like the background. This can look confusing at first sight, but after seeing the diagram I understood it. Great job, hope you win.
I think the background adds a lot, personally. It give the piece a very pleasing contrast.
Flippin' hell! Brilliant piece.
The dragons are fantastic. But as zizka said, I'm not sure the background helps this piece. Regardless, a clear favourite to win so far, in my book.
Хорошая идея! Я думаю, что в некоторых частях вы могли уточнению больше, но это очень даже неплохо! это прекрасно. у вас есть мой голос и любимый.
THIS IS SO ADORABLE!!
Not sure if the background color really helps the piece but this looks really good, as usual.
Wow, it looks like precalculated 3D, like in the SNES Donkey Kong games, amazing. Great Work. Only the hair of the dragon's head at the bottom looks a bit flat to me.
Wow, incredible textures :D
Amazing diagram :p
Really awsome! Their eyes look very similar to the eyes for your avatar.