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Portrait of a Chinese Guard

dark evil chinese gurard chineses armor monotone artwork dark scary portrait face painting fake painting

I wanted to try eastern style armor tonight. I getting tired of painting in just grayscale so I thought I would paint with blue tones. Kinda matches my mood at the moment. I was pleased to find a model that was actually wearing armor to use as a reference. Although I personally think it might be a dummy, the reference photo is too blurry for sure. Here is the link. I was going to use watercolor but it was just painting a light light white stroke before starting the color, no matter what color I used. I couldn’t figure out why, it could be because I primed the canvas first? Also I had fun painting the face to be more sinister.

Painted entirely in Artrage 4 using a Wacom Tablet.
Time Spent 4o minutes
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

Non art related:  I have been in the mood to watch animation lately. Currently the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros tried to do the unthinkable, reboot the Looney Toons.. again. we all know what happened last time they did this. Could it get any worse? Thankfully no. ‘The Looney Toons Show’ is actually pretty decent. Although I’m not a fan of the the new way the characters look, it is actually funny.. quite often in fact. Although it’s humor and jokes are setup more like a animated sitcom like the Simpsons or the Family Guy. It’s all situation comedy and hardly uses the one thing that Looney Toons is famous for… slapstick comedy. this is the most disappointing aspect of the show. However the interaction between Bugs and Daffy are spot on even if the other characters are somewhat weak. Still recommend checking it out. It won’t replace the originals though. You can watch them online on Cartoon Network if you have cable ( I know that doesn’t make sense but that is how Cartoon Network rolls)

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Portrait of 15th century armor (armour)

15th century armor painting figure still life

I thought I would paint in a different app this evening. The app is called Artrage 4, and paint program that emulates natural media such as oils, markers, and watercolor. In the past I have been using old versions of the software for years on my PC and my iPad but haven’t touched artrage in about a year. .Artrage is cheaper and creates better results compared to it’s rival Corel Painter. It’s interface is also quicker and easier to read then Painter. Since I paint a lot by manually changing the transparency of the brushes in Photoshop, so I had to approach painting in Artrage differently. the nice thing about the oil brush this that it paints the color and smudges the colors below it, so it was actually it felt quicker painting in Artrage and easier to get that ‘reflected look’. I painted directly to the canvas with no prelim sketch, just to try something different. I will be painting in Artrage for my head paintings from now on, it’s refreshing change.

Technically since the armour in the reference photo was in a museum and no one was wearing it, this portrait would technically be a ‘still life’, so lets just pretend someone is in there 😀

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Late_15th-century_armour.jpg

Painted in Artrage with a Wacom tablet
Time Spent: 50 minuntes