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Portraits: Drakes

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I'm getting back onto Drake portraits. Coming up with a brand new fighter and burner, first off. Sketch is ready for the fighter, with the armour evolving into ceramic scale mail rather than large ceramic plates. Sketch only thus far, whilst I build my confidence back up.

Enjoy. Burner to come.
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Re: Portraits: Drake Fighter

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Oooh, cool!
Are you making the wings to be the whole area behind it, or so they're not filling the whole thing behind the back so they don't look like fins?
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The wings are folded, but will of course have a lot more detail. This is only a sketch ;)
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Re: Portraits: Drake Fighter

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Looks awesome, especially the dynamic pose. I've always wanted more drake portraits, so I'm glad to see some work in that department. :D

It might just be me, but it seems the blade on its left hand is a bit longer than the one on its right...? :hmm:
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Pose looking good :P. Can't help but be reminded of wolverine. :)

Arms look like they could be a tad longer, especially the forearms.
A suggestion would be to separate the wings a bit more, especially the one closest to view, but that's personal preference.

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :)
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Thanks =)

Burner sketch. Possibly slightly too similar a portrait?
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Looks very good. :) Has more depth than the first.

If you would change one I'd suggest the first, perhaps rotate to face the viewer more to make the poses less similar?
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I can say I already love that.
The head looks like... Awesome, and as it's only a sketch... :shock:
The horns and spikes(?) especially look nice.
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Nice Portraits, can't wait for them to be finished.

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Mm. Much more palatable fighter sketch rework:
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Yes, very delicious. I'm going to miss the "I'm going to kick your ass" smirk though. :P
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Re: Portraits: Drake Fighter

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The main problem that I can see on the second sketch of the drake fighter is that the perspective you use won't show properly its weapon of preference as good as the first one (Where it has more character)

I liked also more the posture you used on the first attemp, the second one looks more static and "cliche" not too sure why it gives me that impression, probably because I expect it more than the first one.

Note that one of the things I like most from first portrait is that the signature weapon of the fighter can be seen fully, instead of "trapped" behind the arm as on the second one, and its one of the most defining features that differenciate this unit from the others drakes.

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Fighter's going to get a little more work I think. Here's some more refined lines for the Burner.
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Re: Portraits: Drake Fighter

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The burner is shaping nicely, tought I'm feeling something is wrong with his left claw, dunno if its due to the perspective but I felt its fingers are broken or the claw is too small.

So please, consult it with a better artist of portraits before going further, in case something is wrong with it, since he/she could probably give a more accurate information than me :wink:

I like the pose you have chosen for it, it gives an impressive look to the burner line.
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Re: Portraits: Drake Fighter/Burner

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The burner's back hand looks puny, even with the perspective effect you're aiming for, I think it would look better bigger. Also, the hands look too human-like, especially the claws look exactly like human fingernails, I think something like bird's talons would give a more beast-like impression.
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