But if you poke through the comments, every so often you get a comment about the bottom jaw being TOO BIG. And then you get others who see it as just fine, and can totally see what I saw in my head when I made it... Art is so subjective... The opinions of whether or not this is correct perspective is split right down the middle.
Anyhow... I leave it up cuz of the insane amount of hits it gets... But part of me wants to take it down since it's probably a bad representation of what I really can do.
As far as the jaw goes-- it still looks fine to me. I even did a 3D model of it, and was going to post an animated version of this painting and put it up on youtube, but never finished it. There is however, a WIP vid of it here:
Part of me does like the debating of the jaw... It truly shows how all of our perspectives in how we see things truly differs from one another. And I mean beyond art even.
Anyway... Enjoy it. Hate it. Pick it apart.. Whatever... It's fine with me.
Oh, yeah.. and the original youtube link is here:
How I sell the design of this dragon?
With a forshortened snout, it's the lower jaw that gives you the clue as to how long the snout actually is.
I see it all the time looking at foreshortening in photographs. When you aren't used to viewing objects this way, even though it is correct, it looks odd.
Still hope that some day I can achieve your level of skills!
BTW, the jaw looks just fine, as for me.
The picture isn't terrible or anything, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. To me, the uniform softness is more of a problem, but your more recent pictures are much more sophisticated there. The lighting is probably the best thing about this picture.
But I really need to throw in my 2cents about the jaw (also having a fight on youtube about that right now, yeeesh ): I think that the problem many (and me too) have is not essentially that the lower jaw is too long/large but that it's going away from the head at a weird angle.
To me it seems as though the jaw is too massive at it's base to be sticking to that tiny bit of lower-skull :/
OR the problem is that the jaw seems to be denting (you know, goes straight upwards from the tip and then suddenly you see the base of it, making it twist away to the right side -if that's understanable.)
Either way and tl;dr I think it's not the jaw itself but the point where it's connected to the skull that make it confusing to the viewer xD
two thumbs up!
but hey, don't take it down, it's the piece that brought me to your stuff! XD
Please report him if so...
As long as it doesn't show up for sale as prints, etc. he hasn't really over-stepped any boundaries as far as I am concerned.
But having said that, I really appreciate your bringing it to my attention! Thanks so much.
and obviosly drawing itself is great.