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First let me just say... this is awesome.

But let me also say... It's always puzzled me how you guys do the humanoid male characters all big and buff and manly and the female humanoids all sexy and elegant and stylish... yet with the Dragon characters, they're all large and fierce and strong-looking regardless of gender. I don't necessarily have a problem with this, per se, but I do think it's a bit odd that you guys didn't decide to make the female dragons more sleek and elegant and feminine in their own way. A female dragon can look awesome and fierce while still having having that feminine look. Because, if I'm being completely honest, if you asked me the gender of Flashwing here and Cynder based on your artwork, I'd think they were male. As cool as this is, I think I'd like the female dragons even more if they were as visually distinctive from the males as they are in your art of the humanoid Skylanders.

As usual, the coloring and lineart and technique and everything are great. The background looks really cool, and the purple crystals (both on Flashwing herself and in the background) are probably the most visually appealing thing, but I also love the various minerally textures that you were able to impart on her skin.

So... hopefully this is detail enough for a critique... ~__~
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MAD-project Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I knew that our female dragons don't look "femine" a lot. But it's not due the case, nor the lack of ability. We did them in that way because we thought that givin the female dragons a more femine look thay should look too much cartoonish, wich is a thing that we didn't want to do.
In order to mantain the epic look for the dragons, we make look cynder and the others less femine.
We could have done them more sexy, more female, but it was never our intention to do so.
First of all they are dragons, reptiles, not humans or elves, or even humanoid looking characters.
I hope I cleared your dubts about the less-female looking for our female dragons.
Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Understand, I certainly don't think that the rougher look is due to lack of ability by any means. ;3 I understand that it's an aesthetic decision. Understand also that I'm not asking for 'furry' (or 'scaly'?) stuff by any means either, in case my comments came across that way. x___X

And yes, I understand your reasoning on the matter.
I could argue that sleeker and more elegant dragons can still be portrayed as 'epic', but I understand that this way is more to your style. Whatever works best for you, whatever YOU think looks the most epic, ultimately is what's most important.

In any case, great work as always. : D
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