Note to self: do not paint anenviroment first and then decide to add characters at the last minute.Thanks.
Dragon and monk characters I drew from my imagination.
Env study was inspired by a photo on Wikimedia Commons
I haven’t drawn a dragon in a while .
I did this drawing for my mom and dad’s anniversary. I’m very proud of them. My dad’s been having a hard time since loosing his mom this week. They had a nice anniversary though.
Not all dragons kidnap princesses and sleep on on a bed of gold. Some dragons are glued to their computers and sleep on a bed of comic books. I was going to post this yesterday but my internet was down last night (a event that is becoming more annoyingly common)
This dragon looks hungry… Run Sir. Knight! Run!
I was only going to spend an hour painting today’s daily… I spent 3hours on it. I got stuck rendering the mouth (Mostly the top apparently), I have not rendered dragon’s mouth too much, it was a new challenge. What do you think of this dragon? Does it look too generic or do you think it’s design is decent?
Tonight I doodled this dragon out of my head in one of the most unlikely applications ever, Blender 3d; a program made for 3d modeling and animation, not 2d sketching.
Blender has this feature called ‘Grease Pencil’ that allows you to draw sketchy like ‘curves’ anywhere you like with your tablet, it will even stick to 3d objects. Note: This has nothing to do textures and UV (Although some use it for retopo)
To test the grease pencil,I set a block in front of the camera (set the camera to ‘ortho front’) and started drawing. This works way too good. I wouldn’t want to paint with this due to each color having to be on a separate layer but for sketching it is super.. er.. surprisingly effective.
Since grease pencil curves are in 3d, I could see many awesome uses for this tool, you can even ANIMATE with grease pencil curves and have at your disposal useful animation tools such as onion skinning.
For a free open source 3d app, blender continues to blow my mind.
I know I have 7 monsters remaining of my 30 monster project and its been a month since my last drawing. Homework and commissions take priority in my life. but after 30 monsters is finished, I will be doing a drawing project concerning dragons as I miss drawing them.
Also here is a screenshot of the sketch in blender: