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Heroic Head

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More head practice. This time a value sketch of man’s head. I wanted him to look more heroic so I exaggerated some features like the cheekbones and the cleft chin yet I still wanted to look grounded in real life. I spent about 30 minutes on him more or less. I really enjoy painting in Photoshop since I have learned that you can change the opacity of the brush by pressing the numbers key a few months ago. I do my best to imitate gouache when painting and constantly change the opacity of the paint. Gouache (solid watercolors out of a tube with gum added) is what I used to paint in before I went digital. I tried acrylics in the past and disliked it and oils bothered my skin .  It kinda feels like gouache minus the mess and you get layers (unlike real gouache the will actually flakes off if you apply too much on top) 😀

Time spend: 30 minutes
copyright 2013 Maugryph

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Rugged Man Portrait (The Lancer)- Value Doodle

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A quick value sketch of  my understanding of a rugged macho man. You know the kind that would fit perfectly in a badly made Hollywood action flick. The hero who never shaves yet looks fantastic. Always fighting the bad guys while keeping the woman at bay. ‘The Lancer’ I think hes called if I have my tropes right.

Painted in Sketchbook Pro 6
Time to Create :15 Minutes

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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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Cartoon facial expression experiment 1

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inspired by a ‘how do you feel today’ poster I saw on a wall.
I wanted to see how many expression I could come out of my head with the same cartoon face. I created 20 expressions. Here is my ‘top ten’ it was very fun exercise. ‘acting out’ the expressions proved very useful. I didn’t use any refernces but rely on how it felt on my face when i made each expression. I tried not to ‘overdo’ them