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Katamari Damacy Comp Sketch (Daily Doodle 19, 20, 21)

The last three day of daily doodles. Each painting 30 minutes. I need to spend longer on these. One is a comp idea sketch of a video game called Katamari Damacy. I found it in a thrift store. This game is… strange. But strangely fun. What do you expect from Japan?

The story of this crazy video game is that the King of the Cosmos and his buddies get drunk and accidentally destroy all the stars in the sky. So he send his diminutive prince son to earth to pretend that he is a dung beetle, rolling a device called a katamari that makes objects, animals, and people get stuck to it (like a snowball effect),collecting and growing his giant ball of junk until the timer runs out. Then the king warps you back home with his rainbow breath (what my drawing is based off of), and takes the katamari FILLED WITH INNOCENT PEOPLE, and turns them into a star. Nice guy, that king…

The other doodles are not as nearly interesting so I wont talk about them.

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Assassin’s Breed

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Introducing the assassin’s breed.  If Ezio was a dog whisperer… this is what he would train. My first parody art I’ve done since setting up this blog (I’m making ‘pun’ of Assassin’s Creed, another game series I have never played ). My pun filled head knows no shame, I have not a clue where these things hide in my brain :). I had fun rendering this little doggy with a awesome hoodie. Used top lighting because it is super easy (for me). The only disadvantage of top lighting is that you get these sometimes long cast shadows below the neck.

time spent: 1 hour? I have no clue.

Painted in Photoshop with a Wacom Tablet

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BLU Medic Portrait

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The Medic is one of my favorite TF2 characters. I did a quick sketch of him last week. I felt that I needed to finish this portrait. I use it as my avatar in Deviant Art.

I also add a hot bounce light for fun. It’s amazing how adding another light source brings paintings to life.  Next portrait is that of Becky Wisdom, a kind lady who follows my blog and is brave enough to allow me to paint a portrait of her face.Photoshop

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Portraits of the Medic, Scout, and Engineer (Team Fortress 2)

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Not one, not two, but THREE portraits paintings for today. This time I did  preliminary sketches with crosshatching then painted over my sketches, and finally smudged the lines and colors together with the smudge tool. Created start to finish in Adobe Photoshop. Time Spent : Under 2 hours. These characters are in the game Team Fortress 2. I tried different expressions to keep things interesting. However I might have over done it with the Scout. The reason I’ve been into drawing TF2 characters lately is the fact that so many funny videos made with Source Filmmaker have appeared on YouTube.

The last two dozen or so portraits, I painted directly to the canvas at the get go. Painting directly to the canvas is both a exciting and frustrating endeavor due to the fact you are constantly checking for and fixing perspective errors but the final result usually looks much livelier because your not bound by line and your forced to think in value. However if you have done a decent preliminary sketch with the perspective worked out, it’s much quicker to paint but your are conformed a little by your line sketch.

Update: Added images with each character separate to this post. So I could display them correctly on my Portrait a Day Page

Characters are copyright 2007 Valve.
Painting 2013 Maugryph

4 down, 5 to go.

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Portrait of Booker Dewitt (Bioshock Infinite)

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Portrait of the fictional Character Booker Dewitt, the protagonist of Bioshock Infinite. I haven’t played the game yet and the only two decent references I could find was the box art and a concept image. Wanted to draw Booker at a different angle and different lighting, since it has little benefit for me to just copy someone’s painting. It was a more difficult painting aft first until I found the official concept art . Booker looks very anime-ish in the concept art, I attempted to render him more realistically in my painting.

This weeks portrait theme will be fictional characters in video games.

Booker Dewitt is a character in Bioshock Infinite Copyright 2013 Irrational Games
Painting is Copyright 2013 Maugryph.

Painted in Artrage and PhotoshopTime Spent: One in a half hours

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Portrait of The Heavy Weapons Guy

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I was in the mood to paint a game character. What better character face to paint then the ‘sandvich’ loving Heavy from Team Fortress 2? My first portrait painting in the series that I experimented with two light sources, the main light from above, and a softer neon light on the right side. Since I made up the lighting, if you see anything I missed, ex a shadow or highlight, let me know. In the future I will paint the remaining eight characters. I used to play TF2 before it was invaded with silly hats. speaking of silly hats..

I didn’t use a single photo ref this time for the heavy but just typed “heavy weapons guy’ in Google Images (gasp) and looked at the bunch of thumbnails to get a idea how he looked. I made up the pose and lighting for this painting entirely by myself and kept it somewhat simple.

Update: Fixed eyes

I painted it in Artrage 4Time Spent: A little over a hour
The Heavy Weapons Guy belongs to Valve and is copyright 2007
This painting is copyright 2013 Maugryph