How on earth could you knock this, your own work. If this is what you are capable of on a bad day, then god almighty I fear your powers with a brush on a good day. this is the BEST Dragonite I have EVER seen. Hands down. no holds barred. THIS is what Dragonite SHOULD have looked like.
Haha it's cool, I was just curious And that's really cool and humble, dude. If I won, which would be sweet, if I ever was chosen as a winner again, I would ask them to give it to another top artist. Recognition is nice, but there's plenty of awesome art on this site that doesn't get enough attention.
However, a thousand and one people mistake the chests animals or pokemon based of lizards and birds to be like human chest. The muscles do not develop that way though. Check out their anatomy (just google search) and see. I have a parrot and study animals and biomechanics, by the way. So I'm not trying to talk from my butt, it's just important to me.
Since parrots may pluck themselves in captivity, if you google search naked parrot, you can get a very good idea of attachment. They are not attached to the shoulders though. Birds wings attach inside with muscle to the keel bone.
Thank you, I do agree that the anatomy is too human like (and overall not great- this image is also over a year old), though that was partially intentional since dragonite is somewhat humanoid in form, though it was overdone here.
I am aware of the the actual anatomy of birds/lizards what not (i've actually studied it somewhat at a university level for biology classes and have done my own independent study), most of the issue comes from trying to apply it to a fantasy creature in novel situations/pose/angle and trying to combine multiple different species with weird anatomy (such as dual front limbs). This attempt not being perfectly successful.
Awesome! He came out really really great! I love the way you drew him. You really made him look very realistic. You did a really awesone job drawing him! You made him look like a real dragon. You even captured his happiness
Also his face. Most people try to go really "stereotypical dragon" when they draw a realistic Dragonite, but you kept that cute/sweet quality that Dragonite's design has. Love the detail on the scales on his underside.