Maugryph

The blog of artist Dean Scheppel- dragondean.com / maugryph.com


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Character 3 – Paintball Warrior (Final)

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Here is a much more refined painting/ sketch. I plan on taking the time on my future characters. I’ve been down a bit with my art. It made me feel good that I can still paint. What I discovered from this drawing is to do passes. First block in the main shapes with a big brush, then shrink your brush about half and do another pass and add smaller shapes and so on. Once you get to a really small brush, put your effort in the focal points of your image.

I only used one brush. It is a custom round brush, the only difference to that of a normal round, is that I added transfer and put a super light texture onto the brush. I disabled brush size pressure because I have less control and I’m not inking lines. I find it’s best to have either brush pressure size or brush pressure transparency on. But not both, because it adds another element you have to deal with. Keep things simple.

I spent 3-4 hours on this painting. Image reference was by erian_stock.


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Character 3 (Wip) part 2

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Still working on this. It’s been hard to focus the last couple days. I will attempt to finish it tomorrow.

Note to self: starting with a big brush and after every pass shrinking the brush size by half a very effective method. Last brush size is 10


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Character 3 – WIP

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Current process of next character. Basic blocking in. Should have it completed later today. Also I am still behind in uploading. I have a couple animations and artwork from my classes that I would like to share with everyone. I might also have some commissions to upload.


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Character 2.5 -Movember Barbarian (Wip 2)

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Since I wont have access to my drawing tablet until tomorrow. I decided to refine the doodle I did yesterday. When it comes to drawing with lines, nothing beats a pen and paper. No tablet can get the definition a quality ballpoint pen or marker can get. The only downside is if you make a mistake, it is nearly impossible to conceal. For example, I messed up on the upper left strap, its was a little out of perspective, but I cant fix it. I attempted to ‘hide’ it by using the shadow created by the neck but It didn’t work in it’s entirety. that the only real advantage to drawing on the computer is the ease to correct mistakes. I might paint over this in Photoshop or I might move on to the next character. Haven’t decided yet.


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Character 2.5 – Movember Barbarian (wip)

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Forgive the cruddy quality. I took a picture with my android tablet. I am out of town but wanted to continue drawing the characters on weekdays. Being the genius that I am, I brought the wacom tablet with me but forgot the freaking pen. So I sketched this on paper. I spent around 15 mins on this, granted he needs more work done. I deviated a bit from the ref image this time. I was in a November mood so I gave him facial hair.


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Character 2 – Allana Warrior

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Didn’t get quite as far as I hoped. I got distracted by ‘Sir, You Are Being Hunted’ a awesome indie stealth game the game review critics hate. I stopped relying on movie and game critics a year ago because most don’t have a clue what they are talking about or are extremely biased. Even worse the people who comment on the reviews reaffirms the ‘Ash Conformity Experiment‘.

Before I went on that random tangent, I really enjoyed painting this. I stays true to my reference and didn’t deviate into my own design. After a few more I think I will be ready to be more creative. The reference photo I based my drawing on is by faestock. The model is Allana, my drawing doesn’t do her justice. 2 1/2 hours


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Character 2 (Wip)

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The second character design. Didn’t get too far, barely finished blocking in stuff. I’m still trying to balance this project out with my busy schedule. I will have a one day gap between my designs so I have some room to breathe. The rest of this week I will be uploading a bunch of new art. I noticed I have some new comments. Will respond tomorrow. Thanks everyone :)

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