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Daily Painting No.63 – New Avatar Icon

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Update: Decided to add the fangs after all. Found the area between the fills and the edge of the dragon’s mouth too empty, added more horns in that area. The snout was too long, shortened it.

It’s been a bad day. I had to rush my grampa to the ER. He is doing OK right now. It’s wasn’t fun. I played too much Super Hexagon in the waiting room, trying keep calm. I now can close my eyes and see imprints of a hexagon and walls. I needed a new icon. And of course it’s a dragon (heaven forbid if I ever use a gryphon icon like I originally intended to for this blog) I tried using a image of a incomplete 3d model I was working on, but it just didn’t scale right. I drew this for my daily painting quota as well. I should have drew some fangs coming out. oh well, a missed opportunity. Painted from scratch from my imagination ( I should have used a ref of a lizard of something) using Photoshop with a wacom graphic’s tablet. NOTE: This icon is solely for my blog and social media sites.

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Speed Painting of actress Bhavana Menon

bhavana menon fill actress drawing painting

I forgot to upload this. Speed painting of actress Bhavana Menon. I am unfamiliar with her work. I just liked her face and decided to paint it. Time limit was 15 minutes. I’m going to stop time limits.

here is the video of me painting her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3hLDKeXEQM

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Dragon Speedpaint plus warp tool fun

After struggling to draw Gina yesterday, I decided to take it easy and draw a dragon. experimented with the lasso tool in creating the silhouette. I wasn’t happy with it so I messed with the warp tool and made a totally different dragon I was happy with. the warp tool is fun. . Video in Real time, not sped up.

dragon speed painting of awesomeness

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Dragon value painting sketch with process info

monster forest dragon painting from sketch speed

A experiment. I’ve been using little realistic animal figurines set under a spot light for lighting studies and practice. the figurines include a leopard, crocodile, wolf, sheep and a forest dragon. I started sketching with a pencil again, which I admit at first felt rather odd. One time when I made a wrong line, for a split second I looked for the undo button before realizing I was drawing on physical paper. I kid you not.

After looking though my sketches, the forest dragon light study was the best of the bunch. So I scanned it and  painted over it in Photoshop as normal. I wanted to see if I could take one of my studies and experiment with the best way take a pencil sketch and paint over it with Photoshop. Then I wanted to see if I could color it with just masks and and adjustment layers. Spent a hour just messing with adjustment tools. I then gave up and painted the color layer manually.

This painting could be pushed further if I dared. Painted in Photoshop. 30 min for the pencil sketch, 15 minutes wasting time with the smudge tool , 30 minutes for painting the sketch in Photoshop, 1 hour messing with the adjustment tools with no success , 30 minutes painting it in color manually. Total = Too much wasted time.

On the plus side I was watching “Shawn the Sheep” on Netflix while doing this charade. It’s a brilliant stop animation kids show. It’s similar to Wallace and Gromit with sheep and no vocals. Since all the jokes are visual gags, both adults and children can enjoy this show. It’s great background noise as well. Maybe I do some sketches of the characters.

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Dragon Face Value Painting WIP 2

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Finally got back to working on this painting. Put more details into the scales, and rendered the mouth more.  I just need to do some more scale rendering and finish lighting it. Then I can start coloring. Painted in Photoshop. Time spent so far: About 3 hours. Let me know what you think so far.

Was watching Captain America: The first Avenger while painting this. The movie was pretty well made and had great production values. Chris Evans did a good job at portraying Steve Roger. The story was predicable but enjoyable nether the less. I was impressed however with the ending credit sequence, It was very interesting how they took the images from old U.S WW2 propaganda posters and animated them.

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Portrait of Booker Dewitt (Bioshock Infinite)

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Portrait of the fictional Character Booker Dewitt, the protagonist of Bioshock Infinite. I haven’t played the game yet and the only two decent references I could find was the box art and a concept image. Wanted to draw Booker at a different angle and different lighting, since it has little benefit for me to just copy someone’s painting. It was a more difficult painting aft first until I found the official concept art . Booker looks very anime-ish in the concept art, I attempted to render him more realistically in my painting.

This weeks portrait theme will be fictional characters in video games.

Booker Dewitt is a character in Bioshock Infinite Copyright 2013 Irrational Games
Painting is Copyright 2013 Maugryph.

Painted in Artrage and PhotoshopTime Spent: One in a half hours

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Portrait of The Heavy Weapons Guy

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I was in the mood to paint a game character. What better character face to paint then the ‘sandvich’ loving Heavy from Team Fortress 2? My first portrait painting in the series that I experimented with two light sources, the main light from above, and a softer neon light on the right side. Since I made up the lighting, if you see anything I missed, ex a shadow or highlight, let me know. In the future I will paint the remaining eight characters. I used to play TF2 before it was invaded with silly hats. speaking of silly hats..

I didn’t use a single photo ref this time for the heavy but just typed “heavy weapons guy’ in Google Images (gasp) and looked at the bunch of thumbnails to get a idea how he looked. I made up the pose and lighting for this painting entirely by myself and kept it somewhat simple.

Update: Fixed eyes

I painted it in Artrage 4Time Spent: A little over a hour
The Heavy Weapons Guy belongs to Valve and is copyright 2007
This painting is copyright 2013 Maugryph

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Portrait of a Officer of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)

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Today’s daily portrait –  a CID officer in a helicopter. I have in the past drawn ancient armor and outfits. I thought it would be fun tackle a modern soldier’s outfit and helmet. I spent about a hour painting it in Artrage. I used the roller brush for the background and the oil brush for the officer.

The photo reference I used is from the U.S Army available as public domain. I liked the anonymity of the officer in the picture. I honestly don’t know alto about CID. I just liked the picture.

Painting Copyright 2013 Maugryph

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Alligator Portrait

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Since starting this head a day painting exercise about a month or two ago, I have painted the heads in greyscale or a single color. This is my first full color portrait in the series. It is of one of my favorite reptiles, the alligator. After seeing these awesome creatures at my local (as in a hour away :O) zoo, I just cant stop drawing them. The first thing I realized about gators is that there is no green in the alligators scales ( the green on the alligator’s chin and neck in this painting is actually bounce light from the grass below him) and how the scales are more of a brownish blue/gray color. I painted the teeth last. It was amazing how friendly the alligator looked without his teeth. After painting the teeth however, well lets just say I would be keeping my distance. Did you know the muscles in a alligators jaws to open it’s mouth are so week that a person could hold the mouth closed single handed without any effort? However the muscle to close it’s mouth are as strong as a vice. One thing is for certain… I won’t be trying it.

Painted in Artrage
Time Spent on Painting: 1 hour
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

The reference image I used is: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_alligator.jpg