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Charcoal dragon (daily doodle)

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Update: Image cropped and uploaded in right orientation

Update: I tried the WordPress app on my smart phone. It screwed up everything. It double posted and uploaded the image upside down. I won’t be using it again, that’s for sure.. Image is fixed now. Sorry about that

For today’s doodle I thought I would try my hand at drawing a dragon in charcoal. About a hour. Ran out of fixate afraid of moving page.

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Komodo Dragon Sketch (Daily Doodle 6-25-2013)

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This is yesterday’s doodle, I’m still working on today’s.. er tonight’s doodle. I thought I would draw a komodo dragon. Monitor lizards are awesome creatures. More experiments with custom brushes first then painting details. Let me know what you think of it.

45 minutes: Photoshop

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The Dragon Emerges

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A super quick illustration I did for the Ugly Truth Contest which I had to have in by midnight tonight, so I procrastinated to the last minute to do it. The reason I resisted is that I’m not to fond or good at macabre artwork. The submission of this painting I send to Ugly Truth has a mouth inside the mouth. I liked the original better so I uploaded this to the blog instead. There is so many great submissions, don’t think I have much of a shot this time due to the lack of macabre in my painting and that I didn’t have time to color it. That’s OK though, because it was fun regardless. And it It was my first time I ever entered a contest. I will be entering more contests in the future

Photoshop,  3-4 Hours. Used my own photos as a reference.

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Daily Digital Doodle 6-23 – Sad Gator

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I going to go back to doing a daily digital doodle. Most likely I will using a reference or analog but sometimes I will draw random stuff. Like this. A sad anthropomorphic alligator. granted this is more of a sketch then a doodle. There is some issues with this painting. If you have any suggestions, feel free to give them. Unlike a gator, I wont bite. the upper torso feels like it has form. The lower body feels a little flat to me for some reason. The pant folds are great but I was too sloppy with the shirt.  Time spent, a hour and a half (or less, I cant remember.) Photoshop.

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Man confonts the Dragon (WIP)

dragon illustration wip

I am working on a retelling of a illustration I did about 5 months ago http://maugryph.deviantart.com/art/A-warrior-confronts-a-dragon-that-is-hungry-348927571. This time I made the dragon massive, it’s head taking most of the picture itself. I have been experimenting with custom brushes. This painting will have two light sources, on from above and one from the warrior’s torch.

A man confronts a monster 10x his size. Not too bright in the light department. Here is the painting so far, it’s got a ways to go. Strangely enough I am juggling three different illustrations at once. Let me know what you think of this rough so far.

For every illustration and and painting I do, my goal is to do better then my last painting, no matter how small. I also been doing regiment of  lighting studies and drawing figures daily. A awesome practice site for drawing figures is here  http://artists.pixelovely.com/. give it a shot if you need some figure practice and cant afford a model (nothing beats a real model but this is good practice regardless).

Photoshop. I have no clue how much time I’ve spent, I was experimenting with brushes and undo and redoing brush stokes. I lost track of time. A hour, maybe two?

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Knots and Loose Ends (Illustration) (WIP)

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Here is a WIP for a Album Cover I am working on. Featuring a serpent-dragon thing who has had the misfortune to accidentally tie himself up in a knot. It is relatively done, just needs some clean up in a few rough spots. I spent about 7 hours on it so far. Painted in Photoshop. Made some custom brushes for this painting. Let me know what you think 😀

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4 velociraptors -sketches – 1st pass

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After having diner with my friends at a brewery. We had interesting talk about which friends we knew would win in a fight of various monsters and such, including Sasquatch, megaman, and velociraptors. After such a enlightening chat, I wondered what my friends would look like if they where velociraptors. I sketched these on what I remembered a velociraptor looked like from memory ( I had no wifi at the time) and sketched these in haste. At first I wasn’t going to add any clothing or hair, but it was next to impossible to portray each friend exactly, so I gave in. I added feathers in the back because they where wearing shirts and need feathers elsewhere. They are very rough doodles but still funny, if I do anther pass with these characters I make them more accurate. Drawn on my iPad using Procreate. Time spent: about 50 minutes

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A different dragon – ipad drawing

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I been drawing quite a bit of dragons that are more like wild animals,I wanted to take a shot at drawing one that was mire of a ‘person’ and have a personality yet still resembled the fire breathing monster we all know and love. Maybe this dragon was once a man and is now struggling with is new body, or perhaps is a domestic dragon that is kind to humans and is like a loyal pet to them. I wanted to try this with out resorting to anthropomorphism. Here is the fished drawing. I struggled with this one, changing various features, over and over. Im not quite sure if i like this drawing or not. Painted in Procreate

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Serpent wrapped around a city – iPad sketch

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A interesting doodle I did while traveling. A large dragon like serpent has wrapped himself around a towering city. Might make a good finished illustration in the future. Created on a iPad with Procreate.