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


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Soldier (TF2) -He will eat you.. (Daily Doodle/Painting/Whatever)

Painis Cupcake art tf2 i will eat you

Its been a year since I played Team Fortress 2, I kind of miss it but not enough to play it :P However I finally caved in and downloaded Steam Film Maker so see how it compares to After Effects. It’s easier than I thought it would be and has similar features to After Effects. Setting up objects and props is a bit awkward but that’s OK. I did a test video. I might upload it later.

This portrait is based on a in joke in the TF2 community. It’s from a silly YouTube gmod video. If you don’t get it, don’t worry. It’s really is not worth understanding :(

I didn’t make it to the blending and detail pass. oh well. My reference for this image was a stupid gmod video on youtube. 45 mins

I know if I want more exposure I need to do fan art of popular things. But when I do fan art I always fell like a sellout.


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Alex lip-sync animation test

maugryph:

This is my first Lip Sync test I’ve ever done. Took me two hours to do 3 seconds of dialog. I have a new respect for animators.

Originally posted on Alex and Cruz:

This is my first attempt a lip-syncing a character to the dialog by manually keyframing and tweening. It took a couple hours to match the vocals to the mouth movement.  The voice is from a sample from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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Monster Failure (Daily Doodle)

monster-10-16

A monster doodle that I dilly dallied too long with. I didn’t get nearly as far as I hoped. because of this I didn’t get to work on the values, so it looks flat :( The design reminds me of something  that would fit in Shadow of the Colossus. I’m disappointed with it but feel I learned something so I’m happy.

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Deer (Daily Doodle)

oh dear

I realized it was a mistake to abandon my daily doodles. It is important for me to do a daily doodle before working on big projects.  I helps loosen me up. I will do this every day. I might miss a day here and there but I plan on being consistent

I always set limitations to challenge myself. Here are the the two:

1.I can only work on in for 30 minutes to and 1 hour. Once the timer goes off. I can no longer work on it . This is not speed painting, it’s to teach me to use my time effectively. Also it should help me block in the big stuff first.

2. I have to attempt to draw it in a somewhat realistic style.

What I draw can be anything real or imaginary but I must use refs.

BTW here is the first daily painting. A deer. I spent 30 minutes on this.


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Alex 3d Model WIP

maugryph:

To be honest, I hated the first model I did of alex> I screwed up the mouth morphs. The uvs sucked . And it had some nasty polygons all over the thing.
I am much happier with this model as it resembles my concept art more closely.

Originally posted on Alex and Cruz:

anthro dragon humanoid male with red frills

The new 3d model of Alex . Still a WIP, but good enough to start doing tests and comics with. He is closer to the original design I did over a year ago http://maugryph.com/2013/02/18/dean-the-dragon-finished-3d-model-scene-lighting-and-animation-test/. I returned his skin color to a yellowish orange, and added the red fills that I was to lazy to do with the last model. I shortened his snout to make his expressions easier to read. I did a short talking animation test. I will upload that shortly.  Cruz is also ready, I will upload screenshots of the new model as well.

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Alex Concept art (For the Sunday Funnys)

maugryph:

Since I still plan on doing comic for the anthro characters after the parody is finished. I started redesigning Alex.

Originally posted on Alex and Cruz:

dragon anthro furry male pos

I am currently in the process of creating new models for Alex and Cruz. I did this painting to see where I could push the character. I painted over a render of the older model. The original model I had created was difficult to animate. I had a load of trouble with getting expressions on the face to read accurately. Alex’s white skin made it difficult to stand out in many scenes. It was also very boring color for a dragon. I changed it to yellow. I love frills on a dragon, so I finally put them on Alex’s model, something I wanted to do in the first place. The face is more blunt and pointed, this is done so his expressions a more readable. I removed the horns on the artwork but added them back on the model. I thought little wings would be cool, but then realized how…

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