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The Curse

werewolf curse werewolf transtformation female cursed pendant in pain crying crying for help

Digging around my archives I found this drawing I did of this female werewolf arms raised trying to call for help but being unable to with only howls and whimpers coming out. It was a unfinished line drawing that I made a couple years ago. I thought it would be cool to see if i could bump it up a notch with my new painting skills and recreate it in a more realistic way. Then I though why is she a werewolf? Being bitten by one was too cliche. I thought a cursed pendant would be the most effective way to portray that. It was kinda fun experimenting with the ‘special effects’. Unlike most werewolf art where the artist ether is trying to scare you or try to show off how bad-ass the monster is, I wanted the viewer to feel sympathy for her.
The Curse
Painted in Sketchbook Pro 6
Unfinished Line Drawing 2008, Finished on Jan-15-2013
Time Spent: 3 hrs

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The Ominous Tower

The Ominous Tower - (C) 2013 Maugryph
The Ominous Tower – (C) 2013 Maugryph

A dark eerie tower with stakes protruding out of it with vultures circling around, with it’s last unfortunate visitor still ‘hanging around’ the tower. (I know that was bad pun.. oh look shades are falling from the sky….). I been using Sketch Book Pro as of late due to getting it half off on a amazon sale. I must say it is drastically improved from the last version, with natural brushes and smudge tools, selection tools similar to Photoshop’s, and a clean interface. It’s now self contained so now I can draw a major if not all of the piece without relaying on Photoshop all the time. I might do a video on Sketch Book Pro 6 in the future.

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Warrior encounters dragon in ruins while a onlooker watches from the back

Warrior encounters dragon in ruin while a onlooker watches in the background
Warrior encounters dragon in ruin while a onlooker watches in the background

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It’s quite a long title for this painting. I couldn’t think of anything catchy. I been focusing my art on telling stories. I spent a great deal of time on this work, about 4 hours total. Granted there are some things i could refine at a later time, I am currently happy how it is in it’s current state. I was very interested in making sure the perspective is interesting and accurate. My obsession with chiarscuro has no end. Another dragon, I know. I will be working on a shipwreck scene for my next story painting. Created in Photoshop. (C)2012 maugryph

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Dragon 1

After doing that humanoid dragon. I thought I would try something a little different. so i modifed my last dragon into a more traditional western style dragon, changed the lighting and gave our scaly friend a mouth full of teeth.  Creative entirely in Photoshop.

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Mech Entering a Cargo Bay (Concept Art 2)

Mech entering cargo bay
2nd concept art image

My second attempt at a concept art scene. This time some bubbly mech machine. I relied on heavily on three point perspective on this one. I mess up a little on the shadows and my mech is a bit too simple but I’m pleased its a dramatic picture and tells some sort of story. The chiaroscuro isn’t too bad either. I got a way to go.

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Wrecked House – Concept Painting 01

first concept art landscape fantasy painting black and white

My first attempt a landscape painting the tells some sort of story. And my first ‘concept art’ style painting. I have been inspired by concept artists that paint entire scenes at a whim and at a highly readable style. I want to be able to tell stories with my paintings, I just never knew how, I usually just focused on characters and simplified backgrounds but not the story. I been drawing landscapes for a year now but I never felt like i was giving a emotion with them, That I was just  making something pretty. So this is my first painting in that respect. Although there are many things I see that I could of done to make the image better, I moving on. You got to start somewhere. I want to improve on my concepts. I;ve been reading books and watching videos on how to improve on this matter. Feel free to comment.

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Dragon Self Portrait

anthro dragon furry dragon self portrait fursona not quite

I was painting a self portrait of my self when i got irritated with it. So after hours and of work I have painted myself as a dragon. I haven’t even colored it yet. It has a resemblance of my comic character Chip. when I showed this to my friends, they  joked around and said they couldn’t see a difference (at least I hope they where joking) I am curious to try this dragon metamorphism on one of my friends as well. I could start my own army of dragon humanoid freaks. Its one of the best digital paintings I have done so far. I created it from scratch in Adobe Photoshop.