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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

dragon painting bust head portrait concept art

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)

Booker dewitt hero bioshock infinite portrait fictional character

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