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The Threedeesss Monster (Daily Monster: 07 out of 30)


In a strange twist of irony, when I was beginning to paint something on my computer, a wild storm came along and turned off the power. Thankfully my 3ds was fully charged, so I painted this in the dark. Just when I finished it the power when back on. lol

I used a paint app called ‘colors’ to paint this.

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Armadilo Barbarian Sketch (Daily Monster: 06 out of 30)


The daily monster painting has been a two edged sword. It’s given me the motivation to paint and explore but because of time restraints I do not have time to fully research material for my subjects. This means the anatomy and potential variations suffer. I will try to figure something out. For example I love the face but the clothing is very plain because I had time to skech armadillos but not any time to research clothing. I might lengthen the project to give me a extra day to do some research and prelims for each character.

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Excalibeast (Daily Monster: 02 out of 30)


Monster for day 2. I feel like I rushed it too much and the design is not as successful as yesterday’s painting. If I want to move forward with it I would have to add more to the design. The face is inspired by Excalibur helmet in Warframe. The anatomy needs work, however these sketches are for fun and exploration; not for a portfolio piece.

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Lokochomp (Daily Monster: 01 out of 30)


Hello. It’s been a while since I did a project on this blog. I thought I would do¬† more realistic goals, instead of ‘paint a painting everyday for a year’ goal. I only made it to four months and I was exhausted. For the last couple months I’ve only worked on two paintings. I was stressed out and basically gave up on painting for a little while.

I wanted to try my hand at a shark like creature. I was inspired by Garchomp and the Loki warframe. I didn’t paint the water reflections or bubbles because It’s almost three in the morning and I need to go to sleep.

As I mentioned I am taking a online painting workshop called “The Magic Box” being tought by the ex-Disney character artist, Chris Oatley. It’s a challenge course that I feel very behind on the assignment (A ‘fancy animal’ painting), even if it’s ‘at your own pace’. However; I’ve kept up on the lectures. I’ve learned so much. The lessons on atmospheric perspective, masking, and detail/texture alone has made the course worth while. We start landscapes next months, I’m really excited.

I need to apply what I’ve learned so I decided to ‘get back in the grove’ by painting monsters and characters for thirty days. I can’t guarantee that they will be hyper detailed or finished but they will attempt to apply what I learned in the lessons. This is a realistic goal, that I know I can do.