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Still Life 6 – The ROCKy road + 1000 followers

neon disco rock that is your pet and magical

Dragon friday is tomorrow.. The puns worsens every day :D. I spent 40 minutes painting this awesome rock. Forgive me for abusing the purple fill light.. It’s the only bulb color I have at the moment 🙂 On the other hand if I hadn’t added the fill light, the painting would of been a little boring. I’ve been taking a color workshop, It’s amazing how much it rubs off on me. I am a chronic note taker..

My blog has reached a 1000 WordPress followers. 🙂 Thank you readers and friends so much for all your input, encouragement, and for looking at my paintings 🙂

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Daily Painting No.57 – Allosaurus In a Jar (Still Life)

Allosaurus trapped in jar

This painting will be the grand finale of black and white still life paintings. I will then bravely face creating still life paintings in (gulp) color. My next three days will be finishing this still life of a allosaurus (although the model I’m referencing look like a T-rex and a Allosaurus blended together) stuck in a jar (a after Christmas clearance jar with snowflakes all over it. Going to use it to store my paints). I am a big fan of dinosaurs. I guess with certain things (dragon, dinosaurs,etc) I will never ‘grow up’.This idea was inspired by my childhood. I have memories of capturing lizards, putting them in a jar, showing them to my friends and family (even show and tell once), and then freeing them into the wild. Imagine being able to catch a small dinosaur. I added a worried look to the allosaurus’ face. You don’t think of it as a kid but it must be pretty traumatic to be caged in a jar, even if you are given your freedom a few hours later. Any feedback is welcome. Unfinished. Painted from scratch using Photoshop with a graphics tablet

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Daily Painting No.25 – Snowy Mountains

snowy mountain pic

I painted a snowy mountain scene. I had trouble balancing the painting, both compositional and light wise. after a hour and a half, I knew I needed to let go. I need to put a person, creature, or something on the slope on the lower right. Although there isn’t much, this painting a color painting, most of my previous paintings are gray scale with a tone added. Painted in photoshop. Time Spent :One and a half hour

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Dragon Scales (Pebble) Tutorial

dragon scales tutorial

Mistressr3d asked me how I did the pebble like scales on a dragon sketch I did a few days ago. Forgive any spelling errors on the tutorial as I am very tired (but let me know if there is any so I can fix them 😀 ). It’s pretty simple and requires no custom brushes, as it uses the brushes that come with Photoshop (soft round for blocking in, splatter for texture, and charcoal for details). I constantly change to opacity of the brushes while I’m blocking in the shapes using the number keys.