Great creature designs; though the dog styled ones towards the front are fun, I particularly like the three in the back- the blue trunked one, and the green and orange ones on a line behind the blue one.
I like those because their inspirations are a little more exotic, I think, and hard to guess.
You sure JAMMED as many creatures into this as possible! Wow! You have a great sense of spacing! Each one has it's own little space, yet it all fits and it's SO crowded. Very well done. Each little creature is fantastic, like look at the orange dog/dragon, DAMN. Hahah you are very good.
I have a group that has a folder called Other Related Arts; Conceptual Arts for wonderful works such as this. Even though my group is for fan art I do like to host exceptional concept work as I see it. I would be honored to showcase this, thanks.
Do you know Terry Pratchett's discworld novels? There's a woman who has a dragon sanctuary. Like Ex-PLanet this picture reminds me of her. I like the way you transform real animals into dragons. And the colours are beautiful.
I know... I've read his books years ago and very much enjoyed them, but I didn't realize or intend any similarity at all while working on this. Unfortunately that perceived similarity is all anyone mentions now, even though the ideas came from completely different sources in a completely unrelated way. I don't know what to do. This seems to happen with everything I do.
It might have happened since your amazing illustrative style reminds the one of Paul Kidby, who illustrated few Terry Pratchett's books. You have in common few things: use of light and lightening - which I really love in both cases, some humour in works like this one here, and the soft vibrant blending of colours.
But also your style quite different in other works - it is semi surrealistic. You combine also elements of steam-punk and do it quite differently. Also the way you draw landscapes is quite different and many of your characters are serious and not caricatures of existing people or stereotypes.
And the final difference off course is the art medium - you work digitally, while Paul Kidby works with oil on canvas.
I think that you studied history of art, so you probably know that you can see such examples during the past centuries when in each epoch there were many wonderful artists who drew quite similarly one to another. Only when you get down to the individual detail of each one of them you could see the difference. But you are much more different than the artists of renaissance one from another, or the impressionists.
Reminding such a wonderful artist as Paul Kidby and a wonderful writer as Terry Pratchet is not a bad thing. Many would agree with me, that they are true artists of their spheres, and so do you.
Oh no … just wanted to leave a nice comment not to make you feel down. It's just an association. And even a good one! Besides; I didn't thought it would be Lady Sybil it just reminded me of her. And the sourrounding and the look of the dragons is completely different to the discworld. And I really like this picture!