This is a remake of "Reptile Kevindragon Version" since December 14, 2008 ---> targonreddragon.deviantart.com…
Also it's a birthday giftart for featuring his principle heroic character Reptile Cynrik, in scaly style. This is dedicated to him for generously helping me with my art for 5 years. I thank you for your guidance and constructive critiques everytime I draw new artworks. ^^
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, PATRICK :3
I have a lots of artworks on FurAffinity not yet uploaded on DeviantArt (some are exclusive to FA XP) I will submit the next time XD
Excellent shading and detail. Have you been doing alright?
Cool, THANKS for drawing Reptile!
And... who would I be if I didn't write a critique, eh?
I do very much like the background, which doesn't show any fill patterns or digital lazy stuff. Hooray for all the work and details you've put into this.
I like the grass, painted by hand and the fluffy clouds.
The curved skyline gives us an interesting impression of a dynamic world or environment.
The skin colour and texture of Reptile is quite cool and you've finally used your scaled style again. ^_^
Reptile is indeed a bit bulky... like a tank!
I guess, you've drawn too many beefy buff guys lately... XD
Reptile is strong, yes... but not this "compact", hehehehehe.
Never mind, it's your version and interpretation of him.
Well, you know me... though I highly appreciate your gift, I have to name a few flaws, so you can learn from your mistakes. ^_^
First of all, his (real) left arm is not correctly attached to his shoulder. In fact, there isn't enough chest muscle to support the left arm and biceps. It looks as if his left arm had been ripped off once and attached poorly afterwards. You really need to work on shoulders and biceps positions again, Kevin. This is a reoccurring flaw!
The scales are cool, but they don't always follow the shape of the muscle properly. Just consider: a shoulder or leg has a round shape and the pattern has to follow the shape!
Last point: facial expression.
Sadly, there isn't any emotion here. Reptile just walks through life... with no clear thought or life in his eyes.
He seems to sleep... for what is worth, he has no emotion in this stone cold expression.
That's rather sad, because he's such an emotional guy!
Try to work on that. ^_^
So... I hope that you and the other watchers will understand that I'm really grateful and happy for the nice gift - despite of my criticism.
You still wanna improve, don't ya?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!
I'll put it on my homepage later.
The scales also look great, I also really like the work on the clouds for the background, grat work Kevin!