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Daily Painting No. 11

the bird riding mage

I really hated yesterday’s painting so I redid it. It’s very difficult painting on a iPad. I do love my wacom tablet.  Self Critique: I am happy that I tried a lower camera angle. I had a bit of trouble with balancing the the bright red of the bird’s beak with the rest of the image. I am happy with the saddle but it could be refined to a much better design. I’m not too happy with the mage’s leg and how the robe wraps around. I probably could make a ref photo to figure out correct it but It don’t think it is worth investing any more time on it. Next 2 weeks I will only be doing studies, I’m a little annoyed with myself that I cant get what  out I want out of my imagination on to the canvas in it’s entirely. I have a pounding headache.

I spent about a hour and a half on this painting. Painted in Photoshop

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5 thoughts on “Daily Painting No. 11”

  1. Nice one, Maugryph! It’s less…cartoony?…than the previous version. I really like it. I also like what you’re doing here with your blog. Working at improvement every day is essential, and the fact that you can look at each piece and critique it and your technique honestly is a sign of a good artist. Keep doing your best, and good luck with your endeavors! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. I find self critiquing helps a lot. Its amazing how long it took me too take off my rose tinted glasses and look at my own art critically. Critiques by others help extremely, because a different persons view of your work might see mistakes you do not. That’s why I encourage people on my blog to critique my work. It’s sometimes hard to get a critiques though. I do thank you for you kind words, I will do my utmost to improve, one daily painting at a time. 🙂

  2. Cool. Looks kind of like a Jawa. I’m imagining this Jawa got bored of his merchant life on Tatooine and hitched a ride out of Mos Eisley, found another planet and began training to be a great wizard 🙂

    1. The funny thing is I was more inspired by the shy guys that where riding birds in a cheesy Super Mario Bros cartoon I was watching. But I do see the resemblance to a jawa now. Utinni!

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