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Daily Paint 8 – Experimental Dragon Painting on an Android Tablet

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My first attempt to do a ‘true’ digital painting on an Android tablet. The paint app I used was Sketchbook Pro. I used a plain stylus. No pen pressure. Found that blocking in with a solid color and then using the pencils was easier to handle then the crazy ‘natural’ brushes

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Character 2.5 – Movember Barbarian (wip)

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Forgive the cruddy quality. I took a picture with my android tablet. I am out of town but wanted to continue drawing the characters on weekdays. Being the genius that I am, I brought the wacom tablet with me but forgot the freaking pen. So I sketched this on paper. I spent around 15 mins on this, granted he needs more work done. I deviated a bit from the ref image this time. I was in a November mood so I gave him facial hair.

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Vandal (Daily Doodle)

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Daily Doodle for Sunday. This is a Elite..er I mean this is a Vandal. One of the enemies in Destiny. Vandals are one of the most common enemies in the game. You shoot allot of them. You could mock him by calling him 4 eyes and he wouldn’t even be offended. I even shoot them in my dreams. This was good practice because I haven’t drawn futuristic armor before.  I will probably sketch the other enemy races in the future. Reference was official promotional shots for the game.

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Daily Painting No.81 – walking my dog

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I’m out of town and forgot to put my still life in my Dropbox, so I won’t be able to finish the still life till Thursday. After sketching at the zoo for 5 hours I didn’t fell like painting anything from scratch. So I took a photo of a sketch in my sketchbook and on my ipad attempted to paint over it in Procreate (I forgot my Wacom tablet). I found it too frustrating for me to handle tonight. I’m too tired.It’s tough not having pressure sensitivity. I’m going to bed.

20 minutes on my ipad.

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Daily Painting No.64 – Best Friends Forever (Part 2)

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Got a bitt farther on this piece. Spent most of my time painting the focal point, which is the heads of the allosaurus and horse. It’s a interesting contrast in detailing these two creature. The horse needs to have smooth gradations while the allosaurus needs small, contrasting brush strokes. I find the best way to give the horse smooth gradations is the soft round brush. I set up a new layer, paint with a large soft round like a airbrush, and then erase the excess paint. I was hoping to get farther then I did. I will finish this piece on Sunday. 1 hour 10 minutes (2 something hours total) Painted from scratch using Photoshop and a wacom tablet.

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Daily Painting No.48 – Organic Defense Tower

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This started as a sketch of a simple half sphere building with turrets surrounding it. The more I massed in, the stranger it became. It now resembles a organic blob creature sitting on top of a building with cannons coming of the poor thing. I added the character with the horns to make that area more interesting and to guide the persons eye to the tower… and mostly for fun. For the base color, I mess around with different colors on different layers, messing with the bending modes, trying to create a happy accident. I’m on the fence if I will be finishing it. If I decide to finish this it wouldn’t take too long to add details and refine.

2 hours : Painted from scratch in Photoshop with a graphics tablet.

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Daily Painting No.44 -Stegosaurus on Fabric (Still Life)

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A still life painting. For the study, I setup a 1$ stegosaurus toy I purchased at a dollar store and placed it on top of a rolled up t shirt. I enjoyed painting this.  I’m getting better at details and refinement. My studies are starting to pay off. If I had another hour, I could make the fabric look as detailed as the dinosaur. But since it’s almost 2am, I really need to sleep. I painted this from scratch using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. I spent a hour and forty minutes on this still life. As always feel free to critique or comment on this piece if you like 🙂