A rather sloppy painting of my dragon character Alex. Alex is Copyrighted by me.
I’ve decided to do dailies again. My minimum goal is a month but I will be happy if I make it beyond that. My longest daily spree was three months two years ago. As for the characters some will be original characters in my head, others will be inspired by video game and book characters. I might interrupt it to do a couple landscape drawings/ paintings now and then.
1. Clean line work – It should be ready to color or paint if I decide to in the future. The line work must be clean enough to chop up if I want to use it in a cutout animation.
2. Interesting poses – While quite a few characters will be just standing, it would be good to experiment and do more action poses as long as it doesn’t distract from the design or make it difficult to understand.
3. The character’s design must tell some sort of story, even if it is generic.
4. A background if it will improve the concept or if I have time..
I did this about a month ago. It’s a hybrid of my dragon character Alex and a Rayquaza, a legendary pokemon that does nothing but fly in the ozone and eat clouds all day. (I’m not joking)
It was originally going to be for a pokemon parody that I have shelved. In it’s place I made a cool animation starring Link from ‘The Legend of Zelda’
Now that I am caught up with my backlog I can start uploading new stuff again.
Update: Modified the avatar to appear more ‘dragony’ and less anthropomorphic. Didn’t feel like double posting.
Yesterday, I decided to create a new avatar image. The character I often use as a avatar is Dean the Dragon, a original character of mine. Originally it was just going to be a simple cartoonly color drawing. But when I finished it, I felt that I returned to my old ways and bad habits of using symbols instead of using form and value. So i converted it to a value painting. A color value painting. Granted it could be popped out more and I missed a highlight on the ear, but it came out rather well for the amount of time I spent on him and since it wont be bigger then 128 pixels on most sites, it should work well.
Created in Photoshop
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Time Spent: 2 hours