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Trust me! I’m a dragon (T shirt design)

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My second T-Shirt design featuring a dragon. I drew the dragon on my iPad and the wacky font I drew in Photoshop.  T Shirts are a fascinating form of graphic design (to me) that I wish I would of considered earlier. While I doubt I will make a living making these. It helps me think outside the box and incorporate both graphics and text into a piece.

If you interested in purchasing it visit my Redbubble shop at http://www.redbubble.com/people/maugryph/works/10835388-trust-me-im-a-dragon. %20 of the proceeds will go to the ‘Maugryph the starving artist’ fund (The rest goes to Redbubble)

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Painting of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberpatch

I wanted to paint a portrait of Mr Cumberbatch when I saw him play Khan in the last Star Trek.  You might know him in the BBC show “Sherlock“, the modern Sherlock Holmes adaptation. It took about 3 hours. Painting was done entirely in Photoshop with Wacom Tablet.

The  photos I used for reference I found on Wikimedia (CC), I leaned more toward his Sherlock hairstyle.

After doing a mess of speed paintings, my portfolio shouted in agony “you fool, FINISH your paintings for pete’s sake”. Always listen to your portfolio.. or it might attack you when your asleep in bed.

I pre ordered Amnesia: The Michine for Pigs. It’s out now. It’s very late. I don’t know it I should start it tonight. :O

Let me know what you think of the painting.

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Dark Dragon will Eat You Whole

This is what happens when I get sick and bored at the same time.

A short animation project / test thingy. My first animation in a long time.
I wanted to experiment with rigging animation. I did a quick silly voice of a dragon coughing. Then drew the picture of the dragon in about 10 minutes. Added the bones and moved the dragon vigorously. Since I was new to animating this way. The actual animation process took me about 3 hours. I pretty sure I could be much faster next time. I was a tad delayed with the lip movement but got the laugh and the coughing pretty well.

 

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Franz Kafka Portrait Speed Painting

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My attempt to paint Franz Kafka. A novelist who is remembered for his story “The Metamorphosis” about a man who mysteriously turns into a cockroach. I experimented with a different way to approach painting in Photoshop. Instead of manually changing the transparency of the brush with the number keys, I first set the transparency by pen pressure. Then after laying some tone down I would make the brush opaque and simply use the eyedropper tool to blend different tones together. found it much quicker then the way I was previously doing it.  The next day I worked on it for about 10 to 15 minutes and cleaned up the sketch to make it a more finished drawing (although it would need more work done before it was ‘finished’) but forgot to record it. Doh!

I’ve been fighting a cold this weekend so I been hard to urge myself to draw. I should probity start painting celebrities that people actually know.  I think I also need to not just ‘stop’ painting when I go past my time goal. If I think the painting is going along well, I need to just finish it. My portfolio is begging me to do that.

Here is the more refined version. I might someday make this a finished painting. It does look like Kafka but for some reason I made him look somewhat ominous and intense. I don’t know why I did that. I was over exaggerating his big nose and had to size it down. I used a photo from Wikimedia as a reference

 

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Speed Painting of actress Bhavana Menon

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I forgot to upload this. Speed painting of actress Bhavana Menon. I am unfamiliar with her work. I just liked her face and decided to paint it. Time limit was 15 minutes. I’m going to stop time limits.

here is the video of me painting her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3hLDKeXEQM

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Dragon Speedpaint plus warp tool fun

After struggling to draw Gina yesterday, I decided to take it easy and draw a dragon. experimented with the lasso tool in creating the silhouette. I wasn’t happy with it so I messed with the warp tool and made a totally different dragon I was happy with. the warp tool is fun. . Video in Real time, not sped up.

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