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Spinner the dragon

spinner the dragon

While I enjoyed painting this critter. I think I overdid it with the custom brushes on this one. I might of saturated ii a bit too. Photoshop. 3 hrs

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Portrait of a Chinese Guard

dark evil chinese gurard chineses armor monotone artwork dark scary portrait face painting fake painting

I wanted to try eastern style armor tonight. I getting tired of painting in just grayscale so I thought I would paint with blue tones. Kinda matches my mood at the moment. I was pleased to find a model that was actually wearing armor to use as a reference. Although I personally think it might be a dummy, the reference photo is too blurry for sure. Here is the link. I was going to use watercolor but it was just painting a light light white stroke before starting the color, no matter what color I used. I couldn’t figure out why, it could be because I primed the canvas first? Also I had fun painting the face to be more sinister.

Painted entirely in Artrage 4 using a Wacom Tablet.
Time Spent 4o minutes
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

Non art related:  I have been in the mood to watch animation lately. Currently the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros tried to do the unthinkable, reboot the Looney Toons.. again. we all know what happened last time they did this. Could it get any worse? Thankfully no. ‘The Looney Toons Show’ is actually pretty decent. Although I’m not a fan of the the new way the characters look, it is actually funny.. quite often in fact. Although it’s humor and jokes are setup more like a animated sitcom like the Simpsons or the Family Guy. It’s all situation comedy and hardly uses the one thing that Looney Toons is famous for… slapstick comedy. this is the most disappointing aspect of the show. However the interaction between Bugs and Daffy are spot on even if the other characters are somewhat weak. Still recommend checking it out. It won’t replace the originals though. You can watch them online on Cartoon Network if you have cable ( I know that doesn’t make sense but that is how Cartoon Network rolls)