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Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)

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Yesterday I had terrible artist block and it took me about 4 hours of frustration staring a image just to be unsatisfied to just to start over. Finally a hour before I needed to go to bed, this  wild silly image appeared (yes that was a Pokemon reference, I’ve had too much caffeine).  I envisioned this little bear fishing on a boat, minding his own business when suddenly a octopus attacks from behind. I’m getting more comfortable with value painting as in the past I created my artwork mostly in line like a comic strip. The reason I have been avoiding color in my value paintings is that color has little effect on value. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. I want to make sure I understand value %100 before even attempting color in this format. That’s why many professional concept artists put a desaturation layer on top of their paintings to check their color values!

Name of Painting: Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Painted in Autodesk Sketchbook  6
This value painting took about 3 hours

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Rugged Man Portrait (The Lancer)- Value Doodle

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A quick value sketch of  my understanding of a rugged macho man. You know the kind that would fit perfectly in a badly made Hollywood action flick. The hero who never shaves yet looks fantastic. Always fighting the bad guys while keeping the woman at bay. ‘The Lancer’ I think hes called if I have my tropes right.

Painted in Sketchbook Pro 6
Time to Create :15 Minutes

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The Gift (Chinese Fantasy Cityscape)

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I wanted to try a landscape story painting of a subject I haven’t tried yet. I decided to try a city with a heavy Chinese influence in the architecture. The painting took about 8 hours to complete, it was painted in sketchbook pro. I add a lot of little story elements in the picture for the viewer to enjoy, which also helped take the monotony out of painting details and actually makes it enjoyable. Orignally the person on the right was going to be a boy in traditional Chinese outfit, but I changed it to a girl instead. The falcon at first wasn’t glowing nor transparent originally but I found that it blended too much in the buildings so I tried lighting it up and it worked. My love for chiaroscuro has no end.

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Vector Character in a 3D world test

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Just making make sure this would actually work. I created my first set for my comic in 3d, the dragon’s work area. After I created the set, I experimented with rendering to see what way would be best and tried various toon shaders , flat shading, among other things. I found the best result and it matched with the vector character, as I want it to look as seamless as possible. I’m using techniques used more by animators then cartoonist for this project. I want the comic to look very clean and professional.

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Chris the Dragon

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Chris the Dragon is the other main character in the comic. He is a contrast to Jed’s more easy going personallity. His head is also my avatar icon at the moment. Both Chris and Jed where sketched on paper and the created in Adobe Illustrator as a vector graphic.

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Jed the Unicorn

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As I mentioned earlier I would be working on a new comic series. So far there is only two characters in the comic. Jed the unicorn. It is set in a modern world like our own but inhabited by legendary creatures instead of humans. The comic itself will combine vector artwork in 3d scenes.