I like how you've positioned the wings of the dragon, and then placed the head and tail to enter the right center of the two wings coming together. Excellent design concept and composition of the piece!
I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want
I would be truly honored if you would allow me to use this pic in a Dragon's secret lives montage video. If you would say yes I will compensate by putting your name, screen or real if you prefer, on the pic along with the credits, and the description with a link to your DA page next to it.
Someone else asked about the creative process down below as well, so here's the answer I gave them; "I used Mypaint to do 95% of it, and the rest was done in GIMP. I used GIMP to adjust levels, crop the image, and to make the moon (I used a custom made brush in GIMP for that). For everything else, I used mostly default brushes in Mypaint- mostly the acrylic brushes, as well as the watercolor brushes, sponge tool, airbrush, and a little bit of the starry skies brush. Start with a solid composition, a good color pallet, and don't be afraid to paint on new layers but merge them down when you are happy with your progress so you don't end up with dozens of layers. The finished piece for this one here had 4 layers; one for the dragon, one for the clouds, one for the moon and stars, and one for the rest of the background."
I'll add that to make the moon I started by taking a high resolution photograph of the moon, so that it could be blown up about 20 times what it is now without distortion, and converted it to a simple grey-scale brush in GIMP. I ended up having to paint in much of the moon by hand in Mypaint in the end anyway, though, because the brush is a single color and I needed to get it to blend in with the atmosphere to make it look natural.
Probably the most time I spent on this piece was in distinguishing the difference between the translucent (scattered) light showing through the wing membranes verses the directly reflected light on the wing surfaces angled towards the light source.
Thanks a lot for the explanation. it would be cool to see something similar in a video recorded and posted in the forums. I agree is a great composition, great eyecatcher in a L shape. and the moon work is lovable. of course Orange is one of my favorite or better said , more used color. congrats for the work.