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Dragon commission

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I can’t believe I forgot to upload this. I designed this a couple weeks ago. This a commission for my uncle to draw their dragon mascot for a high school reunion. I took some liberties and improved and redesign elements of the dragon with their permission. Then I did a interesting pose for the dragon. They where very happy with him.

I been sketching like a madman lately. I use a ultra fine sharpie marker, a primsacolor w3 marker, and a white gel pen. I do not pencil. Speaking of markers, I didn’t realize that copic markers could be refilled, so I made a mistake going with prismacolor last time. I scoffed a paying 8 dolors for a single marker (the cost of a month of Netflix..seriously!?) but since they can refilled 13 times with just 1 container of ink, it pays off in the long run. So I will be biting the bullet and purchasing one soon. Using traditional mediums is costly but are much more satisfying. Photoshop will be my main tool but not for sketching.

I will upload a post of sketches in the future.

I forgot to mention I made this on my iPad using Procreate.

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The Gift (Chinese Fantasy Cityscape)

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I wanted to try a landscape story painting of a subject I haven’t tried yet. I decided to try a city with a heavy Chinese influence in the architecture. The painting took about 8 hours to complete, it was painted in sketchbook pro. I add a lot of little story elements in the picture for the viewer to enjoy, which also helped take the monotony out of painting details and actually makes it enjoyable. Orignally the person on the right was going to be a boy in traditional Chinese outfit, but I changed it to a girl instead. The falcon at first wasn’t glowing nor transparent originally but I found that it blended too much in the buildings so I tried lighting it up and it worked. My love for chiaroscuro has no end.