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Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)

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Yesterday I had terrible artist block and it took me about 4 hours of frustration staring a image just to be unsatisfied to just to start over. Finally a hour before I needed to go to bed, this  wild silly image appeared (yes that was a Pokemon reference, I’ve had too much caffeine).  I envisioned this little bear fishing on a boat, minding his own business when suddenly a octopus attacks from behind. I’m getting more comfortable with value painting as in the past I created my artwork mostly in line like a comic strip. The reason I have been avoiding color in my value paintings is that color has little effect on value. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. I want to make sure I understand value %100 before even attempting color in this format. That’s why many professional concept artists put a desaturation layer on top of their paintings to check their color values!

Name of Painting: Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Painted in Autodesk Sketchbook  6
This value painting took about 3 hours

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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.

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Dragonian Warrior Clad in Light Armor

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A couple days ago I published to the blog completed artwork of the Dragon Humanoid Warrior. I wasn’t completely happy with it so I continued to work on it. I was displeased with the dragon’s face  and I totally forgot to finish the neck, so I fixed it. Made the eyes bigger and engaged them to the viewer. The armor was originally inspired by a armor set  in the video game Dark Souls, but when I was done drawing the armor it was too close, so I modified the armor to something more original. Fixed some sloppy errors in the background but left it relatively loose. Fixed some lighting issues. Removed the old image and post off the blog.

Time spent: 12 HoursCreated in: Sketchbook Pro 6
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

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The Ominous Tower

The Ominous Tower - (C) 2013 Maugryph
The Ominous Tower – (C) 2013 Maugryph

A dark eerie tower with stakes protruding out of it with vultures circling around, with it’s last unfortunate visitor still ‘hanging around’ the tower. (I know that was bad pun.. oh look shades are falling from the sky….). I been using Sketch Book Pro as of late due to getting it half off on a amazon sale. I must say it is drastically improved from the last version, with natural brushes and smudge tools, selection tools similar to Photoshop’s, and a clean interface. It’s now self contained so now I can draw a major if not all of the piece without relaying on Photoshop all the time. I might do a video on Sketch Book Pro 6 in the future.

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Warrior encounters dragon in ruins while a onlooker watches from the back

Warrior encounters dragon in ruin while a onlooker watches in the background
Warrior encounters dragon in ruin while a onlooker watches in the background

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It’s quite a long title for this painting. I couldn’t think of anything catchy. I been focusing my art on telling stories. I spent a great deal of time on this work, about 4 hours total. Granted there are some things i could refine at a later time, I am currently happy how it is in it’s current state. I was very interested in making sure the perspective is interesting and accurate. My obsession with chiarscuro has no end. Another dragon, I know. I will be working on a shipwreck scene for my next story painting. Created in Photoshop. (C)2012 maugryph

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The Squid

the squid hovering across a window in the sea under it

A breakthrough painting for me and my first ‘finished’ piece uploaded to my blog. Although it borders on abstraction. I tried to to keep the repetitive patterns of the tentacles throughout the painting. Painted on a iPad using Procreate.

A print is available to purchase if your interested : http://www.deviantart.com/print/30431255/