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Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)

giant octopuss attacks boat anthro bear critter in boad fisherman fishing turbulant water

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Yesterday I had terrible artist block and it took me about 4 hours of frustration staring a image just to be unsatisfied to just to start over. Finally a hour before I needed to go to bed, this  wild silly image appeared (yes that was a Pokemon reference, I’ve had too much caffeine).  I envisioned this little bear fishing on a boat, minding his own business when suddenly a octopus attacks from behind. I’m getting more comfortable with value painting as in the past I created my artwork mostly in line like a comic strip. The reason I have been avoiding color in my value paintings is that color has little effect on value. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. I want to make sure I understand value %100 before even attempting color in this format. That’s why many professional concept artists put a desaturation layer on top of their paintings to check their color values!

Name of Painting: Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Painted in Autodesk Sketchbook  6
This value painting took about 3 hours

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two speed paintings of the ocean at dusk

Two paintings of the ocean around dusk. I painted both in  open source painting app called MyPaint. I had fun figuring out the software while painting these two. I have decided to switch my practice to thumbnail value studies instead of speed painting as I have a feeling this will help me progress faster.

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More landscape speed paintings

Instead of posting one painting at a time I thought I would put it in one post to save everyone’s (including mine) sanity. Last thing I want to do is spam my viewers with speed paintings.

They where painted in Photoshop or myPaint