Sunday, December 2, 2007

Death on Black Wings....





Here's my latest painting based on Margaret Weis's and Tracy Hickman's classic fantasy tale, Dragons of Autumn Twilight. I know it's been forever since I last posted, and I hope this piece makes up for the delay.

Believe it or not, I only started reading those fantasy novels about a month ago. Given my work, most people would expect me to have practically my own library of this stuff. Problem is, I know most of it isn't very good. I only want to read the best stuff, and I heard the Weis/Hickman books were good (and not much else) so I took a chance. Well, it turned out well! If anyone knows of any books they'd like to recommend to me, please let me know. I'm really looking for the good stuff; books that have everything needed to be a good book: a good and believable plot, compelling and dynamic characters and a sense of discipline and restraint in storytelling.

Of course, I'd love to hear everyone's opinion on my latest piece. Don't be shy! I'm always trying to get better, and honest opinions are necessary! Thanks all!!

Update: 12/10/07

I've retouched the painting a bit per suggestions from some very helpful artists. Thanks everyone!!!

6 comments:

RoB said...

PIYA!!!
Back in the cold East!

Dude, like I told yah before, this latest painting is amazing! Great job!!!

All hail up and coming master of Dragon Painters! :)

~!WoOtWoOt!~
RoB

Megan Wolfe said...

Wow, this is really awesome. Your best yet, without question.

My only suggestion is maybe finding a way to hit the guy with some light (maybe some lighter highlights around his sillhouette). It took me a minute of looking at the image to spot him.

Excellent work though, this really is solid stuff, no joke. It should be a book cover, imo.

StudioRisingStar said...

Man Piya!
This is excellent! I love the angle you chose. Great shapes!

-SRS

Anonymous said...

Hi Piya,
A fellow art major from Holy Cross writing to say nice work! Came across your site while looking up art majors (slow afternoon at work). My girlfriend loves your dragons. She too is a new reader of fantasy novels and highly recommends George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb (start with her Farseer trilogy).

Hope you have a nice holiday.

N.M.

Bobby Chiu said...

fantastic stuff! Looking at it again, the little guy gets a bit lost in all the action. Either way your dragon kicks butt!

dintoons said...

whoa, this is one ammazing dragon!! love the life-like quality of the scene, and of course the dark atmophere adds to the thrill! piya, do you first draw on paper and then color digitally, or is it digital all the way?? either way, your artwork is AWESOME man!am sure you must be dreaming of dragons all the time :) take care, and great to see you posting again!!

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