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16 Minute Dragon Speed Painting

I been wanting to record my speed paint sessions for a long time. Finally found a way to record myself painting in photoshop. So here is my first ’15 min’ speed paint (I went over a minute :0). It it played in real time. I decided to draw something I find easy.. a dragon. I find it funny that although I draw dragons only 10% of the time ( sketch mostly animals at my local zoo and the models in my life drawing class I’m attending), It’s what I upload to the blog 90% of the time 😀 I love to draw dragons. ‘Real’ dragons such as alligators, iguanas, and monitor lizards are just as fun to draw 🙂 Snakes are also awesome to draw as well although I must admit snakes kinda creep me out. 😉 I will upload my zoo sketches soon. I just been so busy to have time to upload them:(. In fact I had this video done four days ago. It’s been chilling on youtube. I just got the time post it here. I won’t torture you with my silly ambient music this time :\

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Dragon Scales (Pebble) Tutorial

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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.