ooohhh!!! I LOVE how you did this one! Great dynamic pose! Really trails your eye through the whole piece c: I can almost hear the water movement flow in the picture itself! NOM ON DAT FISHY AANDREE. haha xD
I want to make an Aandree character myself now lol
The fish made me snort. Poor little guy is clueless to be someone's lunch xD. I think the motion looks amazing, especially how the wings can be in the water (and I must say I just adore your wings so much!). Magnificent work!
I like the action, the feeling of quick motion in it. Very nice lineart.x) The only thing that spoils the motion feeling is the tail. The dragon is moving and the tail is floating in the air, wouldn't be better to make it moving as well? I know that it perhaps won't fit in the picture if you painted it that way, but I guess that it would seem even more epic, that'swhy I am saying it. I wish I could do as beautiful linearts as you do.
Though I feel the dragon's tail is not moving because it is trailing behind. This dragon is swimming in zigzags, chasing a fish and the tail is following the path that the body took. It is not 'floating' in 'air' as there is no air for it to float in under water. I feel it would be unrealistic for the tail to be outside of the path that the body took underwater, just because that's how underwater works.
Hmm, that can be, it just have seem to me that way, maybe because of the size of the dragon's tail ending..? I don't know. Floating in the air - floating in the water - I am no English, I admit it. When you don't consider the density, air and water have similar qualities in many ways, that's why I used the same word. If the dragon won't move in the water, his tail would possibly sink if it's too heavy or float if it's not (floating seem more reasonable to me because of it's shape). It only seem to me that the shape of the tail is more as if it was moving slowly than as if it was doing some quick movement while chasing a fish. The tail would need to be very very long to create curves like these with very quick move (because of the weight of dragon body, dragon perhaps won't be able to veer in sharp curves). Agreed to the point about tail being in the path of the body.
I hope I explain myself understandable, my English need improvements. But I like to talk and that's the main reason why I write comments. No offense, your art is amazing anyway.
No problemo, I like making compliments when someone deserves it.
I think I see what you are saying now. If the tail were further away, the end would be smaller, and if it were moving more quickly, then there should be more force making the frills tuck backward. I believe I see it now c:
I appreciate you taking the time to explain this to me! I learned from it and I appreciate it. And don't worry, it's very hard to offend me xD You are helping me c:
It was so pleasant to find this submission in my feed because I drew something similar six years ago ([link]). Now I'm inspired to revisit it and see how far I've come. So, thank you for this! It's lovely AND inspiring.
Eeee! Aandreooth~ Blinded gave me one of these puppies last year, I'm a proud mama.
I am so excited about how that dragon is chasin' that fish you don't even know. This pose is so narrative!! I think that's really cool, and something people forget to do. A drawing (or design) of a character should help tell us as much about that character's personality, and how they're thinking and feeling, as possible. At least, that's what my instructors are always yellin' at me for!