Daily Doodle for Wednesday. I tried my hand at a robot assassin but It didn’t turn out that well. I have decided that the daily doodle is not working for me. First I doodle on paper every day. Sometimes for hours. Frankly I’m just too lazy to scan and upload it here. so its redundant. As an artist I need to change focus if something is not working. So I am changing it into the 100 Character Challenge. I feel my humanoid character designs could use a shot in the arm. I discovered on DeviantArt there is literally thousands of stock images of people in costumes and in various poses that artist can use for reference. I will be using these as practice. Sometimes I will make a character similar to the stock image, other times I will use it to jump start my imagination. So I will give myself 1 to 2 hours a day to work on this. 2 days total for each character. In .. color or B&W. I’m optimistic this will help me with designing costumes and posing characters. I project this will take 6 months to complete. if this doesn’t work after a month, I will just find another daily practice routine like I did with the 21 Day Challenge.
This was one of the concept sketches I did for my Jackal with Crossbow painting. But I liked it so much I rendered it into a more finished painting. I was going to do a full figure painting like this before I changed it more to a portrait. For some odd reason I like the sketch better then the finished painting.
Painted in Photoshop
Time Spent: 2-3 hours
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
I thought we where ready last weekend to begin ‘Jed and Dean’ which is going be a joint animation/web comic project between between me and my friend Jed. I started some lip sync tests to find out that Chris’s mouth with the beak on the end would not work. so I had to totally redesign his muzzle so he could actually speak. Chris looks a little different with a more streamlined muzzle and friendlier eyes, now his facial expressions are much more readable. In hindsight I kinda wished I picked a different creature for my character role. I spent around 60 hours on Chris’s 3d model and about the same for Jed
Update: I tried to make a twitter account for Chris the Dragon, and install a cool app where he would answer any questions a tweeter would give him but I couldn’t get it to work.
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
A silly creativity app that give random creative ideas, suggested that I try a past idea and complete it. So what does this anthro fox chick have anything to do with that? Debra was a old character I was going to use is some comic. When i started drawing I just didn’t have the skills. When I did have the skill, I lost interest in cartoon animals and decided to draw robots and roger dean inspired landscapes instead. I art with foxes is over saturated on DA, everyone draws them for some reason almost as much as ponies. Yes she has a sarcastic disgusted look on purpose.