I gotta say, this is one awesome painting for sure!
But that's not so strange if you make stuff for Blizzard of course.
The overall composition is great, it all adds up quite well.
The only thing i can mention is that the colors are a bit too greytone-ish. I love the magma and the whole design and the contrasting blue of the dragon, but some parts could have just a tiny little bit of a stronger highlight. Although that may be my taste though.
Of course this is a bit harder with real paintings compared to digital drawings, but i had to make atleast some point of critique in a crituque like this, right?
Anyway, keep up the awesome work!
all I can say is that im astonished with the quality of your art!
Thanks for the nice words about the painting!
I understand your suggestions and very much appreciated,
I don't make an excuse of lacking of something because my work is traditional, it should "work" no matter what medium i use.
I usually tweak most of the paintings digitally anyway, to "optimize" them for whatever the use.
I was asked to convey a "somber and quiet" moment/mood, so I deliberately restrained my palette, which is usually pretty "noisy".
Also I thought the grey tones would make pop even better the magma-blood streams...
I appreciate the advice a lot and hope to hear from you again soon.