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Portrait, Woman Looking to side, Distracted

woman startled face painting portrait black and white, photo, human, girl, distracted

I’m please with the face. She’s almost in profile. The hair and neck could use some more work.
Time Spent 45 minutes
Painted in: Photoshop
copyright 2013 Maugryph

black and white, childern, digital art, digital artwork, girl, painting, portrait, realistic, tone painting, value painting

Portrait of a Girl, Irritated, Black Eyes (Value Sketch / Painting)

girl head portrait female irritated annoyed black and white picture

Today’s portrait sketch is that of a young girl. I haven’t attempted painting a child’s head before. Since I currently have no good reference pictures of children, I went to morguefile.com and found this photo http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/140295. There is a couple issues with my painting, but I am somewhat happy with it. I went over my time by 10 minutes. This time I painted over a quick line sketch I made first. I allowed me to paint much quicker this time. I even got some of the ears and hair started 🙂

Time spent: 1 hour and ten minutes
Created in Photoshop
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

birds of prey, black and white, cats, chiaroscuro, Chinese, city, cityscape, concept art, digital art, digital artwork, digital painting, fantasy, fantasy art, Finished Artwork, girl, landscape art, landscape painting, photoshop, photoshop art, sketchbook, story, storytelling

The Gift (Chinese Fantasy Cityscape)

chinese cityscape fantasy tradition style buildings concept artwork painting woman getting gift artwork artist black and white

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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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Woman in a V neck sleeveless shirt and plaid skirt

punk girl woman in skirt black and white comic book art character
The concept a woman character after seeing a Japanese model with a crazy outfit, I toned it down a bit, More of a practice to get back into drawing woman again. She would fit well in a graphic novel or a comic book. I did the shading very light for this purpose. Not the most exciting pose but I I decide to carry on with her, I will drawing doing more exciting poses.