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July 10, 2012
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Winter Wyvern by DaelaeyniAnne Winter Wyvern by DaelaeyniAnne
First attempt at this new contest. I'm new to drawing characters/creatures so it's a new venture for me! Would love some indepth critiques so that I can better myself.

Hand-sketched and then redrawn/colored in Illustrator CS5
Pinkapples Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey :D i knew you would be doing this contest! I was up last night thinking about it when i should have been sleeping -__- *clears throat*

gj on the wyvern hes a cute little guy. However it seems to be a tad crowded overall. When I look for designs personally I find is visually pleasing for either simple designs or well placed complex designs. This is kinda in the middle of the two. The abstract snowflakes by themselves are nice, but kinda look out of place in the design. The piece also needs more dynamic flow, like a place for your eye to begin and end.

~ok color scheme ( plz keep something white in there :D i luv the pop).
~simplistic design
~good concept

Needs work:
~Placement of objects/get rid of objects
~dynamic flow

I hope this helps >.<;;; thats my first honest critique lol. i love your style and i hope we can help each other grow :D
DaelaeyniAnne Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks for the critique Laya! I always approve of critiques like this and you're right, it helps us all to grow. I do agree with you completely that it is too crowded, however, as a test, I'm going to leave this one the way it is, and do more entries. I'm curious how it will hold up against others as I enter more. Once the other three are completed, I'll come back to this one if I have time and fix it up. I've got a faerie, hippo-campus, and another dragon in the works atm :)
Pinkapples Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Your quite welcome :) ive gotta practice for school.
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