Breathing Fire…

Dylan Strugar is studying on the Digital Illustration Diploma Course (D11) with Spencer Hill and has created this very impressive digital painting.  Dylan has written about his piece below, we hope that you find it inspiring!


With this piece, I wanted to draw something mystical and then use the dodge tool to really bring out it’s power. So I decided to paint a dragon (which is referenced) and have him breath fire which was my own implement and then have the fire give off a really strong light which hit the dragons body. I also used the burn tool on the back of the dragon to make the contrast between the lights and darks very strong, to give the piece a powerful feeling. I decided not to use a bold outline as I wanted it look a bit more loose rather than neat and precise.

Dylan Strugar
Digital Illustration


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