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Trickster Coyote (Monster 17)

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The trickster coyote is a popular character in Native American lore. I was going to adorn him with a more traditional Native American outfit, but I didn’t have time to research it. I probably made the face a bit too cartoony. I still like how this study came out.

Painted in Artrage, time spent: 2 1/2 hours. Note: I know he’s technically not a ‘monster’ BUT is it a creature of myth so is kinda of counts đŸ˜€

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Wyvern (Dragon with wing arms) (Monster 15)

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I’ve returned to the monster painting project. I thought it would be best something furn. This was painted inArtrage. I found out how to turn the ‘3d’ effect off the paints. This helped me blend the color more like I would in Photoshop. Speaking of photoshop, Artrage’s solution to masks is ‘stencils’ and they are driving me crazy, I keep accidentally moving them and cant find a way to lock them. I am happy with this quick painting and am getting closer to thinking like a painter.

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Alex the Dragon Sketch

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A painting sketch of my dragon Alex (I haven’t drawn him in a long time) I spent more time on it then I was expecting. I did a decent job with the wings but got stuck for a while with painting the muscles attaching the wing to the shoulder and the neck area. I think it came out alright but it would have been better to have some reference on hand instead of drawing out of my imagination. I used Artrage to paint this.

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Asgaut the Viking – Concept Sketch

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Introducing Asgaut the Viking. This is one of my experimental projects much like my daily head portraits. I want to do something that I haven’t done before, tell a short story in sequential art (comics). I’ve done comics in the past but they where either one panel gags or one page strips, but I would loose interest in them.  I’ve been working for months on very epic story that would take pages and pages to tell in words let alone frames,but it is beyond me to create at this moment due to my lack experience in posing action shots. So I am putting that project on the backburner. I just wanted to actually MAKE a comic with a simple story that will take no more then a couple dozen pages. A comic that will start and end. It will be drawn in black and white, no color.  I have written the script for each page already. Now all I need to do is draw the pages. I will start drawing them today. My goal is to get at least two pages done a week. If I can get 5-6 heads drawn a week, I should be able to get at least two pages done. Starting out small so I can actually finish something for a change :D. This painting is pretty boring but it is simply a ref for me to use when drawing the character. Later I will paint a more polished work of him doing something interesting. Added a Page

This sketch was created in Artrage and Photoshop

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Portrait of a Officer of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)

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Today’s daily portrait –  a CID officer in a helicopter. I have in the past drawn ancient armor and outfits. I thought it would be fun tackle a modern soldier’s outfit and helmet. I spent about a hour painting it in Artrage. I used the roller brush for the background and the oil brush for the officer.

The photo reference I used is from the U.S Army available as public domain. I liked the anonymity of the officer in the picture. I honestly don’t know alto about CID. I just liked the picture.

Painting Copyright 2013 Maugryph

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Alligator Portrait

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Since starting this head a day painting exercise about a month or two ago, I have painted the heads in greyscale or a single color. This is my first full color portrait in the series. It is of one of my favorite reptiles, the alligator. After seeing these awesome creatures at my local (as in a hour away :O) zoo, I just cant stop drawing them. The first thing I realized about gators is that there is no green in the alligators scales ( the green on the alligator’s chin and neck in this painting is actually bounce light from the grass below him) and how the scales are more of a brownish blue/gray color. I painted the teeth last. It was amazing how friendly the alligator looked without his teeth. After painting the teeth however, well lets just say I would be keeping my distance. Did you know the muscles in a alligators jaws to open it’s mouth are so week that a person could hold the mouth closed single handed without any effort? However the muscle to close it’s mouth are as strong as a vice. One thing is for certain… I won’t be trying it.

Painted in Artrage
Time Spent on Painting: 1 hour
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

The reference image I used is: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_alligator.jpg

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Portrait of Artist Anna Schuleit

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A speed portrait  I did of artist Anna Schuleit, a artist in New York who paints some nice abstract paintings. Her website is http://annaschuleit.wordpress.com/
I had some issues with the teeth but I think they came out decent.

Time Spent 1 hour
Created in Artrage

Reference photo on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist_Anna_Schuleit.jpg uploaded under the CC-SA license by the artist herself.