Looking forward to seeing this progress InkwithN. I do like a good dragon, especially when it's a kick-bottom bad one.
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Woah! Duck and cover!!!!!!!!!
Very good relation between the dragon and the background, once you get your values in line relative to the character and the background.
That swirl reminds me of vortices created behind helicopters after flying through the smoke of an explosion (ala Apocalypse Now and others).
Makes me hear Valkeries (Wagner's more appropriate with a myth), and such themes of fantasy epic battle.
Even if it's a moon or a worm hole behind the dragon, it's a great graphic stage to show it off because it keeps pulling in the eye like a whirlpool.
another wonderful one coming along
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