art, artwork, digital painting, face, Head Bust, human, portrait, self portrait

Male Head, Mustache (Value Painting)

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My fifth head value painting sketch. I use my own face as a reference this time but added a mustache and thick eyebrows. I try to keep them around a hour but I went over by one with this one.

Time Spent: About 2 hours

Painted in Photoshop
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

art, black and white, chiaroscuro, concept art, figure, landscape, landscape painting, ocean, photoshop, sunset, trust, value painting

The Promise

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For this painting I wanted to tell  some story between the two characters in the foreground and paint a ocean\sunset scene with some sort of stone structures protruding out of the water. I was surprised how quickly I was able to paint this. It took me about three hours to complete. I didn’t smudge this time to blend. Instead I used as soft round brush like a airbrush.  I enjoy value painting so much.  Let me know what you think 🙂

Update: Shrunk down the birds on the tower as they where too big. Lighted up the sides, made it too dark. Cleaned up the tower farthest in the distance

Created in Photoshop
Time Spent Painting: 3 hours.
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

art, artwork, digital art, figure, head, heads, painting, photoshop, sketch, value painting, woman

Head 3, Woman, High Angle

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Head 3 of 20. I finished my third head value sketch!  I wanted to challenge myself and try a different perspective at a high angle. It quite a bit of fun to draw heads when you get comfortable with it. I took some extra time and smoothed out my brushmarks and added pores to the skin. I still just focusing on the main facial area at the moment. I worry about the ears and hair at a different stage

Time Spend: About a hour
Painted in: Photoshop
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

anthro, art, artwork, digital art, digital painting, faces, foxes, funny animals, furry, portrait, sketches

Fox head painting/sketch

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I was taking a break between drawing my 20 human heads practice  and decided to tackle painting a fox’s head.  I always thought foxes with their slit eyes look so serious and devious. As the Joker would say “Why so serious?”. It might be because they have slit eyes.

art, artwork, black and white, digital art, figure, head, human, man, portrait, value painting

Heroic Head

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More head practice. This time a value sketch of man’s head. I wanted him to look more heroic so I exaggerated some features like the cheekbones and the cleft chin yet I still wanted to look grounded in real life. I spent about 30 minutes on him more or less. I really enjoy painting in Photoshop since I have learned that you can change the opacity of the brush by pressing the numbers key a few months ago. I do my best to imitate gouache when painting and constantly change the opacity of the paint. Gouache (solid watercolors out of a tube with gum added) is what I used to paint in before I went digital. I tried acrylics in the past and disliked it and oils bothered my skin .  It kinda feels like gouache minus the mess and you get layers (unlike real gouache the will actually flakes off if you apply too much on top) 😀

Time spend: 30 minutes
Photoshop
copyright 2013 Maugryph

3d art, 3d characters, 3d modeling, animation, anthro animals, anthro art, anthropomorphic, art, CGI, character art, character sheet, comic, fantasy, unicorns, web comic

Farley the Unicorn Finshed Model + Lighting test and Animation

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Farley the unicorn is finally finished. I thought Farley’s face and coloring was making him resemble more of a rhino than a horse. So I remodeled the face to look like a horse. Recreated the tail and horn. changed fur color to gray and painted the textures onto him. I love the look of gray horses with the dark coloring around the muzzle so I included that in his design. Jed is much easier to creative expressions due to his mouth range being in front of the muzzle.

I can finally start ‘Dean and Jed’ (or ‘Jed and Dean’, I haven’t decided which sounds better) I’m keeping it at a two character cast for a while, later I will create a stock sheep character that I can morph into other sheep characters for extras in scenes. I start cranking out something on March 4.

But I have been putting my concept art training on the back burner so I will be working on that for a while. I still have 19 heads to draw *withers in fear*

Total time spent creating Jed: 25 hours.

Created in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio

Test animation:

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Chris the Dragon Finished 3D Model + Scene Lighting and Animation Test

smiling anthro 3d dragon cartoon model character 3d humanoid

Chris the dragon is finally finished. I fixed the problem areas in the last model, redesigned the feet and legs, fixed some minor glitches in the hoodie, remodeled the hip area to be more dragon-like, repaired some minor glitches in the face but most importantly painted the textures on him. I took my time on the textures, I wanted a balance between cartoon and realism. This is probably the best 3d character I have completed so far. 3d modeling is a lot of work but you can do alot of experiments and the ability give Chris any pose and expression is so worth it. I did some test renders of Chris in his office. I also did a test animation of him walking around the room. Now all that needs to be finished is Jed the Unicorn and I will be ready to go.

Model made in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio. Textures painted in Carrara. Total Time Spent on this model: 30 hours.

And the animation

http://youtu.be/tLIXvwjO_AU