I'm planning a larger dragon picture. It will be in digital format and I hope it will be a worthy portfolio piece. The title will be "Dragon and Refinery" and it will depict a dragon looking with admiration and perhaps hunger, at an oil refinery with a flaming gas flare. I have drawn four small sketches, "thumbnails," of designs for this painting. This is what I would show an art director in the first round of design approval for a book cover.
Since I don't have a real art director for this piece, I've decided to make YOU the art director for this project, at least at this stage. Which one of these sketches do you think would make the best artwork? I've increased the resolution so you can click on the picture to see larger more visible designs.
So, is it "A" or "B" which show the dragon in full figure from the back, with the oil refinery and flare at night or twilight in the top half? Or "C" which shows a dark or black dragon by daylight, with the refinery in the background? Or "D" which has a closer view of the dragon, with only its head and parts of its wings showing? The colors can be chosen later, you need only to choose the composition. Remember that I will have to add extra space at the top for the title and other words.
I know that there are only 17 or 18 of you so if only one person chooses, I'll go with that choice. If there is a disagreement between two or more, I'll decide myself which one makes the most sense. Here's your chance to participate in one of my projects.
Sketches are about 2 1/4" tall, greyscale markers on sketchbook page.