I've been working on a couple of paintings in my free time. I used to draw dragons all the time when I was a kid and thought it would be fun to revisit them, but I feel really stuck when it comes to these two. I'm pretty unhappy with them but I can't figure out what exactly is bothering me and how to fix it. Deviantart was pretty much unresponsive, it seemstough to get real critiques on that site.
When it comes to the backgrounds, I'm stumped. I feel like they are too bland, but when I add some detail the detract from the focus of the painting. I feel like the composition/poses are really boring, that's always been a major weak point for me so any pointers on how to improve in that area would be much welcome. Really, any suggestions would be great, don't go easy on me, I can take it
Oh and by the way I'm using photoshop but I just got a copy of painter that I plan on trying out soon.