Tuesday, October 2, 2007

First Day of Orientation

I think that's a good title for this. As I was sketching it I kind of got the feeling that this was the first meeting of a new recruit with his training instructor as a "Initiate of Her Majesty's First Dragon Reconnaissance Wing", or something along those lines. I didn't intend for it to take on a martial feel but I liked the idea of starting a "pilot" to train with his mount from an early age. But, as this dragon looks a little past his prime he might be a liaison in the early stages long before a recruit would ever take to the air. There's a story here that might be nice to pursue.

Anyway, I really like where this is going and fully intend to put a good deal of time painting/coloring it.


Simon Scales said...

Hey Ian
this is looking pretty cool mate
i think the boy is a really strong pose - one thing i would say about the dragon is...i think you need to work on the feet a bit more - perhaps making them substantially bigger and then this might give the dragon a overall bigger feel/mass in comparison to the boy - have them really surrounding the boy. Good work!!

Angel Ruff said...

I think it is really great. I can't wait to see it painted!

Florian Satzinger said...

Me too! Can't wait to see it...

ian said...

Thanks so much everybody!

Simon, I really appreciate the comments and critique. I'm trying!

Thanks Sweetie (Angel's my wife)!

And Holy Crap! Florian Satzinger not only looked at my blog but commented too??? I better make sure that painting looks great.