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Toasty Battle (Daily Doodle 4)

monster dragon stead torching a army with its fire breath so it can have a tasty snack

Another monster themed doodle for today.  I wanted to draw some sort of a warrior woman commanding a monsters. I feel I could of tried a more dynamic pose but.. oh well. All my monsters currently suffer from dragonanitus (They resemble dragons). I will be doing some animal doodles and then change them to monsters to attempt to get more variety with my monsters. I also want to have a girl or woman character in every daily comp I do. It’s important for me to ‘figure’ out how to include it in my comps.


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Mage Vs Monster (Daily Doodle 3)

mage vs monster snake with thing stick

Using a different program to sketch tonight because my Laptop is too weak to run a more powerful paint program. I am using a paint program called MyPaint. It took a while to get comfortable using it. I haven’t figured out how to tone the background.I spent about two hours painting it. Its more like cross hatching then value painting this time. I’m stuck with using this 2 days of the week for a couple weeks, so I might as well get comfortable with it. Today’s painting is more structured and less random even though I didn’t plan the sketch ahead of time. I am happy with the raptoreagle. MyPaint with a Wacom Tablet. I would have drawn some effect with the wand but I ran out of time.

Update: Removed sword piece out of chest because it looked just plain wrong from a distance.


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Monster Gentlemen having a Spot of Tea (Daily Doodle 2)

monsters have a spot of tea

I love tea. Another random monster doodle. I have found a new method the helps me stay loose and keeps me open to other opportunities. It’s fun but kind of silly what is hidden in this lobe of mine. Time spent: 35 minutes.


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Monster Rampage (Daily Doodle 01)

monster rampage

I didn’t like the direction I was going when I started the daily doodle project. So I will be ‘rebooting’ this project and starting from the beginning. I’ve been taking my art too seriously. I need to loosen up and just have fun with drawing. No preliminary planning. Just draw what’s in my head at that moment. Value and composition will be the focus of this project but if I will not be anal about it.

Three requirements for each piece are:

1. Set a horizon line

2. pick a subject for focal point

3. Activate entire page.

4. No less then 30 minutes, no more then 2 hours.

I’m hoping that each doodle will have some sort of narrative but its not required for this project.

Time Spent: 30 minutes

I will do these for at least 45 day but will continue past that if I feel that this is effective.

I would love any feedback :)


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Meerkat Gossip (Daily Doodle 1)

mercat painting gossip chat standing NOT timone

I did this doodle of  two meercats in a zoo gossiping.  It’s not a dragon. what else is there to do in a zoo? who knew. the cat made pancakes that are blue. in the the zoo. Did I mention that it is not a dragon? I spent 2 hours on this non dragon painting.

I am returning to my daily art thing. For 45 days I will sketch, paint, and or draw something  unplanned every day for 45 days.

The wools:

0. It must be a creature or a animal (humans included). No dragons. I paint enough dragons already.

1. 10 thumbnail sketches before you even start the painting.

2. No less then 30 minutes, no more then 2 hours.

3.Black and white only (my brain will explode if I use color at this time)

4. The VALUE RANGE SHALL BE PUSHED TO IT”S LIMIT!

The goal (in King James speak): thou get thee ideas out of head, thou practiceif composition every day, thou coverith the full value range in thou picture.

Like the last daily project I will not paint on tuesdays due to having classes all day. sorry.

Did I mention that there is no dragon in this painting?


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Dragon Basking in the Sunset (Commission)

dragon relaxing

A commissioned painting. This was a fun yet challenging commission. I never thought I would do a painting of a dragon that was this peaceful.It had a good amount of foreshortening between the feet and the torso. It was also a lighting experiment with my attempt to paint rim and fill light.

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