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Chris the Dragon bust

I’ve been out of town for a few days on vacation so i haven’t been working on any new pieces. I have been sketching and doodling before I went to sleep. One sketch is that of portrait of my dragon character Chris on my iPad using Procreate. I liked how it came out, thought I would share it with you.

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Cartoon facial expression experiment 1

carton face expressions how do you feel today?
inspired by a ‘how do you feel today’ poster I saw on a wall.
I wanted to see how many expression I could come out of my head with the same cartoon face. I created 20 expressions. Here is my ‘top ten’ it was very fun exercise. ‘acting out’ the expressions proved very useful. I didn’t use any refernces but rely on how it felt on my face when i made each expression. I tried not to ‘overdo’ them
artwork, black and white, cartoon, concept art, digital painting, eagles, expressions, tonal, variations

Bald Eagle Head Variations

bald eagle heads drawing painting concept art tonal comparisons

I was trying to figure out how to experiment with various eagle face beak and eye shapes. Then when surfing the net I saw some concept art for a RPG in which the artist had drawn a ‘base’ head and just experimented with different facial parts on that base head instead of drawing each face by scratch. That was pure genius, so I thought, why don’t I try that technique on my eagle?! I mind is blown on how useful this designing method works. I know concept artists have been doing this to the end of time, I feel kind of stupid for not discovering this earlier and trying this one my design work. I am also returning to tone (value) sketch such as this one. I feel encumbered by using solely lines in my sketches. Time to step up to the plate