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Scarecrow Hill - ShinXChange March by finiens Scarecrow Hill - ShinXChange March by finiens
Alternative title: 'Dis is myyyyy scarecrow! Stay away evil birds!D:<'

Well, as you probably guessed already this painting is my part of marchs :iconshinxchange:. I got to draw ADigitalArtists dragon character Corvus. I only had a written description of him.... and I am bad, really, really bad with those.X´D
So against all odds I hope this little fellow looks at least halfway as he is supposed to. If not... oh look, there are pretty ravens in the background!%D

Anyway, I had fun working on this. It was nice to draw a more interesting angle again and play around with an odd composition. At least odd for me.:D

texture in the bg made by Sirius-sdz

8 - 10 hours, done in Paint Tool SAI with wacom intuos 4
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Ri-zu Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, written descriptions give you so much power, and responsibility it's scary ^^"
He looks like an ancient creature but his playfulness while guarding his scarecrow nicely contrast with his looks :)
finiens Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Especially when they are the likes of 'That are his colours, he has scales and wings and legs and claws and a head like this, the rest I haven´t thought of yet. Do your best.'.XD
I´m horrible with written descriptions. My imagination and what I consider pretty or cute mostly differ from the general opinion, so I always compromise between my taste and what´s popular. That´s why I only accept characters with complete references for commissions. It´s just too much work to redo a sketch over and over again because it doesn´t fit the customers preferences.D:
Ri-zu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I feel for you. I couldn't do commissions like those. I always think that my way of doing things is the best, so I would have issues with someone trying to correct me. Even though I understand that different people have different  ideas. Still I consider myself a person with a good taste :P
I see for example how ours tastes differ, but on equal level, I would say. I consider you a person with exceptionally good taste when it comes to creatures or colours and composition ^^
DarkNos5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Un hermoso arte para una persona que le fascinan estas criaturas increíbles y únicas.Muchas gracias por tu arte.
finiens Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words.^__^
Rayshka Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pose looks awesome!It really looks like it's moving :3
Wings are perfect,the fingers and membranes c: -The ravens look pretty neat as well!
finiens Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.:)
I didn´t make the ravens as detailed... what I kind of regret in hindsight, since the rest of the bg is kind of crappy.XD
I´m still pretty happy about the pose. There are some parts that look a bit off, but since I just came out of a long artblock I´m not too worried about it.
Rayshka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem c:
I think you did a great job on the ravens,maybe,in my opinion,they could get too detailed and stand out too much of the drawing.
There are always parts where we think is wrong,but it's a matter of practising and always learn with the mistakes :3
ADigitalArtist Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much for this. :) I know written descriptions are really difficult so I'm glad to get some different artist interpretations. I think what I like the most is the muzzle design and wing hand, but I also love the movement and the inclusion of the crows. 
Hipefully this was still a fun challenge and not a ohmygodwhatamIgonnado?! challenge!
finiens Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.^^
Wing hands are always difficult for me, so I try to draw them as often as possible. These exchanges are a great opportunity to improve my skills and overcome my weak points. Like written descriptions.XD
So you really don´t have to feel bad about not having references for your Corvus. There is no improvement without challenges, right?;)
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