Hmmm, they were sketched and everything, I guess they just ended up looking spongey by accident.
I'll be honest though the piece was influenced by Shadow of the Colossus and some similar artwork (see Jagnjic Tomislav), so if they feel tiny compared to the creature then I've succeeded in what I wanted to accomplish! It could be more of an issue with depth/detail though so I'll keep it in mind for next time.
Thanks! It's nice/important hearing what's been done right so thanks for the reiteration :P
It looks a bit plain without the cyan line, believe me. I originally wanted to make the shading along its belly completely match the shape of the plating, to make it look transparent, but I'm not quite there as an artist to pull that off yet
It's really nice to hear that the clouds look nice, I'm usually awful at clouds but I knuckled down to make these ones look good and I guess it payed off!
What's you're opinion on the terrain?
Thanks for the critique, it's much appreciated :)