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Crocodile Portrait

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I will be doing portraits of animals for the rest of the week.  Today I painted one of my favorite reptiles, the crocodile. I ignored the smudge tool and solely used the flat round brush. I had so much fun painting this that I lost track of time and have no clue how long I spent on it. Painting from scratch in Photoshop using a wacom tablet.

I remembered Wikimedia commons is a great place for public domain and CC photos. Here is the link to the ref photo I used if your interested.

In other news I found 6 of the 7 ‘Nausicaa of the valley of the Wind’ manga graphic novels at a thrift store for the price of one. Hayao Miyazaki’s films had a major impact on me when I was younger and have watched most of his films. But I never seen his comic work before he became a director. I’m not the biggest manga fan but this is wonderful artwork. It’s all black and white with with a spot of halftone but it looks very complex even though it is simple. Wikipedia article here.

I’ve also have a urge to play ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ for some reason after looking at the comics. I have no clue why.

Painting Copyright 20213 Maugryph

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16 thoughts on “Crocodile Portrait”

      1. I didn’t actually invent those. Everything else on the site is by me but those instructions are made by someone else. Also, the cover Yoda is by Tom Angleberger.

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