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Daily Painting No.35 (Fabric Still Life)

fabric ghost still life with dragon

This was a very fun still life to paint. I put a bowl on top of a tripod and then draped it. I then put a little dragon sculpture on top. How the fabric fell made it look like a ghost, even the eyes where formed from the still life, I didn’t fabricate anything. So I didn’t draw the tripod legs. Fabric is a heck of a lot of fun to paint. Don’t be surprised if I do a couple more still life paintings with fabric. Feel free to critique it.

Painted entirely in Photoshop. Time spent on painting: 1 hour

On a different note. I was bitten by nostalgia bug. I found a game that is now free and open source that I used to play as a kid.ย  It was called Ken’s Labyrinth.It was a ‘clone’ of Wolfenstien 3d (another 3d game I was obsessed with at the time) but it was developed by one man named Ken Silverman. He was a prodigy programmer, he made a game by himself that took ID software 10 people to make. Remember Duke Nukem 3D? HE BUILT THE ENTIRE GAME ENGINE!

Ken’s Lab had a lot of crazy game play elements that where not in FPS games at this time such as, holes, killer fans, slot machines, vender machines, heat sneaking missiles, you even have a companion that you have to guard ( Just like Resident Evil 5, and just as annoying). The shareware episode was a lot of fun and balanced, the remaining two episodes are so broken due to endless invincibility capes and cash littering the floor, you can beat the game with your eyes closed.. EVEN ON HARD! Later the game was published by Epic Games, and a extra artist was added. Speaking of the graphics, the monster design, it starts out well but gets really bad farther down the game ( Just wait until you see the space pirates, it looks like a 5 year old discovered Paint). Despite it’s flaws Ken’s Lab really inspired me back then. It inspired me to mod the levels and graphics ofย  Wolf 3d, and replace the Nazis with fish warriors. (I wish I still had it, the floppy it was saved on got corrupted ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

It’s got me thinking of a good concept art project.. Why don’t I find some terrible monster and character sprites of the old games from the 90’s and do some fresh redesigns?


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