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Alex the Alligator (D19)

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I really wanted to draw one of my favorite old characters. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you have probably seen him a few times. I  went out of my comfort zone and massed (aka blocked in) the shapes without a preliminary line sketch

1+ hour of work which I am ashamed to say is the most I’ve spent on a daily so far this year. Drawn in Manga Studio as always.

I also have a girl named Alix and a dragon named Alex… I need to come up with better names for my characters. Maybe I can rename the gator Chip or something.

Also, what do you think of the redesign of the blog?

 

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Gator merchandiser sketch

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More character ideas. I’ve been trying to give each character a little story so they are more interesting. This is a alligator merchandiser.

“There once was a gator merchandiser. He resets the shelves at local stores. He always got stuck with resetting the freezer sections of the store. One day he got stuck in a freezer and froze to death. The end”

Ok. So Maybe I exaggerated the freezing to death bit 🙂

Drawn on my iPad using rocreate.

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Alec the Alligator concept art

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This was concept art I did for the character for Alec a while back when he was going to be a alligator. Its unfinished since I reverted the character back to a dragon.  I still like the design and hopefully can use it for a different character in the future. (c)2013 Maugryph.

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Alex the Alligator Character Concept Art

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Alex the alligator is a character I have designed for a comic /animation hybrid that I am working with a friend to produce. The character’s personality is based on my own. It was a interesting challenge to draw a friendly/geeky looking alligator. Funny animal alligators are usually portrayed as bullies. It’s going to be fun to bash stereotypes with this comic. Originally he was going to be a dragon but we decided for the projects to use only real animals. He has a dragon look in him still. My friend chose a cheetah for his character. A fat cheetah, that’s going to be interesting.

Update: I decided humans are better for this project at this time. He looks a lot like my dragon character Chris.

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Alligator Portrait

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Since starting this head a day painting exercise about a month or two ago, I have painted the heads in greyscale or a single color. This is my first full color portrait in the series. It is of one of my favorite reptiles, the alligator. After seeing these awesome creatures at my local (as in a hour away :O) zoo, I just cant stop drawing them. The first thing I realized about gators is that there is no green in the alligators scales ( the green on the alligator’s chin and neck in this painting is actually bounce light from the grass below him) and how the scales are more of a brownish blue/gray color. I painted the teeth last. It was amazing how friendly the alligator looked without his teeth. After painting the teeth however, well lets just say I would be keeping my distance. Did you know the muscles in a alligators jaws to open it’s mouth are so week that a person could hold the mouth closed single handed without any effort? However the muscle to close it’s mouth are as strong as a vice. One thing is for certain… I won’t be trying it.

Painted in Artrage
Time Spent on Painting: 1 hour
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

The reference image I used is: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_alligator.jpg