Ice dragon vs Sun Wukong digital painting process

Ice dragon vs Sun Wukong digital painting process. This one is my attempt to finish a painting from my Daily speedpainting dragon slayer. It was one of my speedpainting that I think has a good potential to be a good finish piece. I like the pose, composition and what going on in the image so I take it a bit further.
I spend about a few more hours or half a day on it. It has base lighting which I like along with good balance between cool and warm in the scene. In this post, I just develop more detail onto the ice dragon especially. I give him icy spike like texture all over his body and refine the design of the creature a bit more. But I have to be careful not to interfere too much with the existing value and foundation.
I also touch up the background a bit and dress up the main character to be like Sun Wukong. After I finished up the ice dragon and Sun Wukong, I realize that I still have a lot of work to do on the background and the foreground. Especially the foreground, I still have to work out a bit more on the composition and correct the light.
I thought I might be able to finish it up in the next round. Below is what I have now, still work in process.

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ice dragon vs Sun Wukong WIP


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Below are step by step painting process

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ice dragon digital painting process

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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