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Here there be sweetly painted dragons. Red looks good to me. The perfect solution is to show him to a bunch of people that don't know what you don't like about it. They'll see it as a cool dragon and maybe that will help you get past your misgivings toward it.

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I think they both look pretty dang good. Remember that we are our own worst critics. I can't really see that many of the details on the iconic red, but maybe some more shading and highlights would help make the scales pop a little bit more.

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That copper dragon is sweet. I've not seen many people attempt that and yours turned out great. I also like the way you've got the look of webbing on his wings. About your red. Red is such a pain to work with as it "swamps" the camera and even if you've got contrast that you can see in real life, the camera won't get that unless you go to extremes on the highlights. Personally, I like the piece and the blue in the wings is a nice touch.

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thank you. The copper was actually surprisingly easy to do. It's mostly Golden brand liquid 'intense copper' with a bit of purple added in for the shadows and recesses, and a bit of reaper 'new gold' mixed in on the highlights

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I really like the copper dragon. :). Something about the way you painted it really just meshes well with the old-school esthetic of the piece.

 

(The Pathfinder Red looks good too, the copper just has more personal appeal. I might be showing my age.)

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Love the copper dragon, the red one just needs some thin glazes of blue in the recesses of the scales to add a little depth. Green would work too. or you could just glaze selective scales to add variance OR you might be sick of him. I've been there on a few projects. Though, I would encourage you not to give up maybe just shelf him for a while until inspiration strikes. I mean, what would a dragon do?

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Yeah, I think red is just gonna sit on the shelf with the rest of the dragons for a bit. I'll probably do something with him again, eventually. Maybe a layer of red ink to give the scales some more shine.

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