Yet another Goblin Painting...
I love painting and drawing them. Mostly because they let you get away with very twisted and abnormal body proportion and features. Actually the more elongated and too much the better, if you ask me. I was going to paint 2 Goblins for magic, both running like crazy dodging bolts of lightning (The lightning comes from dragons, thus, the title of the image)
In my search for absolute dynamic, I had missed the clearness of the storytelling. I changed a lot of the smaller things she suggested and then went to redraw the goblin furthers away ( I really liked the front one a lot and only changed his face )
The one in the back got grounded, the bolts shown actually striking the ground and the stone they were running on closer to the feet...but still the back goblin did not look right. I think there was something "Fishy" to him and too little motion. So I drew a thirdv version. One with raised arms. When doing new sketches of figures I have to shuffle them around in the composition to make sure there are no tangents. I want every outline to read clearly, every compositional element to read either in front or behind eachother. Either clear of the outline or cut at the clearest angle.