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Kind of a reciprocal to the Terror...I don't know.....

Those of you who are going to critique, I need advice on the lighting please.

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Silver-Back (c) *DemonML me
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:iconvalerietoskodes:
ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very elegant. I love it. :D
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spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I like the way he/she supports him/herself with his/her tail. The fringe is pretty cool too, is that scale, or fur?
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
The body is scale/skin the mane/etc is fur :3 thanks and thank you for watching
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spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Your stuff is simply to cool to miss out on. I was always iffy about fur on dragons, but the way you do it totally works.
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:iconscott12330:
scott12330 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Artist
nice
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:iconnotxray0128:
NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat pose there
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome
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DirtyZ0mbie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I'll trade you talent.

Please?'
I love your lighting in this. Very very well done.
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Digital Artist
:iconblushingplz:
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:icondragonrider745:
dragonrider745 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Writer
he looks a bit high to me. :D he is awesome, i kinda cant put this into words o3o!
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks XD
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:icondragonrider745:
dragonrider745 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Writer
no problem :3
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:icongr-yfire:
Gr-yFire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks epic! Makes me think of the male silver dragons on Dragon Cage. :D
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Digital Artist
oh yeah..huh....never noticed that...probably 'cause I don't have a male lD
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:icongr-yfire:
Gr-yFire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
XD Regardless, it looks amazing.
I don't have a silver at all. T-T
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:iconladyshar:
LadyShar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
his rear in some places needs more lighting. from the looks of it, the butt part under him, tops of his back legs need a bit more considering how harsh the original tone is. Hope it helps a bit.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconcynysi:
Cynysi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
He/she XD needs a manicuire :) Fantastic pic, I love dragon's pose, colors, shadows and.... everything!
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
why thank you ^^
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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, cool. It looks almost shiny :)
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No proble :)
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:iconerinforever:
ErinForever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
whoa, what's with the middle talon??? IT LOOKS SO COOL HOW YOU DID THAT! XD
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
haha thank you
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:iconerinforever:
ErinForever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah, your welcome! ^^;
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:iconbrokenlegion:
BrokenLegion Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous.

Lightingwise, it looks good, but it seems to me that the bottom left hand corner should be a bit darker perhaps?
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lhune here from #SeriousArtists!

It's really good that you're asking for critique on the lighting because really, this is where you can improve the most by far and it's a good start that you're aware of this.

The first thing you need to realize and remember is to not shade each and every single shape separately. Your beast is one single, solid mass in space and the light will affect it as such. Muscles will become apparent in light, certainly, but only there where they truly transition into shading, not everywhere randomly. What I think you need to do is train your eyes and brain to truly see your creature as a 3D object in space rather than a bunch of lines you need to color. A good exercise for you would be to paint simple geometric forms without the use of lines. This will help you understand how a 3D object works in light and in space. Here are some references for you to work with: [link] , [link] and [link] . One very important thing for you to remember is that shading is at it's darkest where it starts, not where it ends. This is because, in a bright light source, everything becomes a small light source of it's own as the light bounces off in every direction and shows up again in shaded areas; this is why, in the shaded areas of the objects, you can very clearly see the red of the floor reflecting back onto the object. Do know that this reflected light only shows up in shaded areas, never in lit ones.

Either way, to try and help you out with this particular painting, here's a quick paintover. I hope it helps to make clear what I've been trying to tell you. Oh yeah, and one last thing; don't be afraid to lose detail in your shading. Trust me on this, ninety-nine out of a hundred times people will prefer a more simplistic image with proper lighting and shading over a picture with lots of fancy detail and shinies but with wrong shading.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Alright I think I got it now. TIME FOR PRACTICE!!! Thank you very much. :3
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H4LfM4d Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
continuing on lighting, (the paintover was great! i wish there was a tool to do that natively) you've used a heavilly diffused light for a composition i'd suggest a harder light for. the creature seems to be looking up toward a light from the bottom of a cave, using a hard light and harder lines between where the light is hitting the creature and the shadows will give a better idea to the viewer of exactly what the shape of the hole above is.

additionally, don't forget the environment, lhune's paintover did a great job of showing the creatures form, but left out where the light was hitting the ground around the creature. even in a diffused light, with an overhead lightsource like this, the shadow on the ground should still be pretty strong.

BRAAAAAAWK! this sound efffect serves no actual purpose save to add some troll-flavoring, im all out of allspice.

i hope some of this was helpful to you, remember to spend the time critiquing others in this group, it ultimately helps you more than them!
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
:D
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problamo.
lol.
^-^
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DragonPortal Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Teehee he looks like he'd dancing! :la:
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
hahhahha yeah kinda
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Moonlight-Bloomer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I think you did a fantastic job on the lighting in all honesty ^^ I love the expression on his face as well :D
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
:3 ^_______________^
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Moonlight-Bloomer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Beautiful dragon. He is very elegant.
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
You're welcome.
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:iconlycandra:
Lycandra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I like this strange pose :3 The light is very well used !
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
:3 ^____________________^
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solid-paradox Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
This is gorgeous! I love the whole thing, the colour scheme works perfectly with the anatomy. Usually on animals I would say smiling looks bad but it works on this :D
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you
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solid-paradox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
no prob
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful! I really like the pose too. Advice for the lighting? I think some brighter highlights on the areas closest to the light source would help it stand out more.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks
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