Is it meant to look that cute? The body looks rather realistic & reptile-ish, whereas the head makes you wanna hug it. :eyebrowlift2: You’re confusing my emotions^^ :spin:
Generally, I really like your last render, I just think it wouldn’t spread its toes like that while flyin’. Rather make a “fist” more or less, if ya know what I mean, like in this image (talkin’ 'bout the depicted bird of prey, of course):
But the other fella there resembles yours too, doesn’t it? Maybe it can serve you as inspiration.
Apart from that, I’m not really convinced by the composition U got there, yet. Guess you should either shift the beast ‘bout nearly halfway towards the left edge of the image, to balance it better with the hill in the foreground already drawin’/ dragin’ the viewers attention 2 the right. Another idea how to adress the composition-issue might be to have it fly a bit higher & stretch its neck rather 2 the left instead of havin’ it pointin’ its head directly towards the cam. Also you could simply add sometin’ else on the left part of the image, in the background. As a last thing ‘bout composition, I don’t think you shoud cut the tip of that wing. No really, don’t! Ever! Like in “never ever”!
Nice match lighting-wise, btw.
It depends a bit on what you make out of my composition-suggestions, but if you’d leave it as it is, keep in mind some quite heavy SSS on those wings, as well as some glow on ‘em.
I hope you don’t mind me tellin’ you “do this & that” 4 lines over lines, even more as I might have misstaken some basic things: Is it really supposed 2 be in flight? Or is it just about 2 lift off/doin’ a touchdown in the very moment you’re tryin’ 2 depict? In both cases, it’d need some cast shadow on the backgroundplate, of course, but I think you know that as well as me & just wanted 2 throw in some WIP that’s simply 2 early 4 such stuff?
Btw., I think its legs are quite a bit 2 thin, it probably wouldn’t be able 2 stand on those. On the other hand, it’s quite likley 2 be rather lightweight in relation to it’s overall size, compared 2 non-flyin’ dinosaurs, mammals and the-like. Maybe consult some references on that question, rather than blindly doin’ what the endlessly critisisin’ guy says. :yes:
In any case, it’s coming along niceley after all. Keep it up!