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That's looking lovely! Light green would be a good contrast color for the eyes... or maybe reddish with a hint of purple to tie the eyes back to the wings...

My worry with red is that it might get lost from a distance view.

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That's looking lovely! Light green would be a good contrast color for the eyes... or maybe reddish with a hint of purple to tie the eyes back to the wings...

My worry with red is that it might get lost from a distance view.

Quite possibly. Something in the reddish color range would stand out only if it was something brilliant, like fuschia.

 

My only objection to green is personal -- it's overused for dragon eyes. I've painted several now, and only one had eyes that were not green, dracoliches not included.

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birds do yes, but bats don't >.<. Bats have the same color wing membrane on both sides, due to the thinness of the skin. 

 

Most bats do most of their flying at night--when a lighter underside wouldn't be of much service as camouflage.

 

Then again, given the size of most dragons, "camouflage" doesn't seem like an important concept.   ::P:

 

Personally, I like the different shades on the upper and under-wing.  I think it's some nice visual interest.

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I am not sure they would be noticed.... but you do have purple on the dragon already!

 

Of course.. if you do purple and don't like it .. just paint over it!

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i'm leaning to green eyes still. Light purple makes him look blind, dark purple doesn't pop, light blue looks weird and i don't think dark blue would fit. Orange/red/yellow all fade into his scales...so i'm just going to go green XP not many of my painted dragons have green eyes so he'll stand out among them too

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Well this represents about 5 more hours of work during hte 12AM to 5AM i was trying not to worry myself sick this morning. I do feel he is one of, if not the, best work i've done so far and i've been trying very hard to pay more focused attention to him rather than speed paint

 

Outlined pretty much every scale in Red Shadow, and worked on the talons/wing claws/teeth/spikes a bit, and put in light green eyes, and green stuffed in a few more rocks (as well as a patch of sand under his tail to anchor it down, because super glue wasn't working)

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being bathed in tears is a good sign for a miniature destined for ReaperCon, right...?

 

tis sad but tis true. At least he's pretty. Going to try and add highlights when i wake up again today, for now i'm back to sleep

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last night i spent a good while trying to highlight the scales and adding another layer of white over the spikes/claws/teeth

 

 

 

 

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