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Chris the Dragon (Daily Value Painting)

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I draw Chris every so often and I always make such dramatic changes with every revision. I think I have finally found a design that is substantial. This current design would allow him to walk upright and walk like a cat. Kept the scarf but might replace it with a bandana.  Made Chris much more dragon like with the exception of his human like eyes (Chris was once a human in my story, he needs human like expressions with his eyes). I removed the eyebrows, it’s hard to take a dragon seriously with eyebrows, even if it’s a lung. Replaced eyebrows with eyebrow like nubs. Apparently when I get below the torso, I start to get hasty with the rendering. The tail, drop shadow and feet could use some more attention. I added some scale details. Let me know what you think.  I have the most fun value painting (or tonal painting). Value painting is awesome. I enjoy rendering light and shadows. I enjoy doing those lighted sphere exercises they teach you in art class, yes I am strange. I going to do value paintings daily. No time limits, no themes, no speed painting.

Self evaluation

1- treat below the torso with as much attention as the rest of the painting if doing a figure.

2- be more clean with your line work

3-work on adding details to enhance the image and bump it to a professional painting

4- take your time. take breaks from a painting. It’s not a race.

5-Easy on the dragons. Try all sorts of characters and environments.

Experiments

1- try rendering the highlights first instead of the shadows.

2- render interesting backgrounds

3-try compositions with more then 1 to 3 figures.

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Author: maugryph

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2 thoughts on “Chris the Dragon (Daily Value Painting)

  1. Very nice.
    I seldom think of dragons. But since the Harry Potter series I started to appreciate dragons.

    • Thank you. dragons can be awesome in movies. The dragon in Beowulf was awesome as well. however there are some silly dragons like dragon Eustace in the Narnia movie. He looked strange to me.

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