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Daily Painting No.66- Best friends forever (Finished)

dino and horse t rex and pony allosaurus friends best friends forever

My first color still life is complete. I could (and probably should in the future) push the refinement of this painting more, but I am tired of painting it at the moment. I have found from my experience in painting, the only brushes you need for 90% of your painting is the soft round and the hard round brush. You only need other brushes for FX and repetitive shapes. My focus was color harmony. I tied the red all over the painting to make it consistent. Time Spent: A little less then four hours. Painted from scratch in Photoshop using a wacom tablet. I will be painting some quicker still life paintings in the future of rocks and shiny things.

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Daily Painting No.60 – Allosaurus in a Jar (Compleated Painting)

dino allosaurus t-res in jar captured scaly dragon scary

After a little under 5 hours, I have finally finished this painting. My black and white still life project is completed.  For one month I painted 12 still life paintings. I clocked in a total 22 hour painting these. I my goal was ten still life paintings in one month, I went two beyond my quota :). I felt I have jumped a substantial hurdle in my painting, and that was details and refinement. I will continue to paint a still life or two a week to keep the skills I’ve learned sharp and with hopes that I will learn even more. Let me know what you think of the final painting. Any comments and critiques are welcome. Thank you for bearing with me for the last 4 days with this painting. I have a painting to put in my portfolio.

Here is a picture of the progress I made to paint this:

dinosaurus progress

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Daily Painting No.59 – Allosaurus In Jar (part 3, almost finished)

dino fantasy allosaurus in jar painting wip in jar art fun artist dino

I nearing completion of this painting. The dirt around the allosaurus was surprisingly fun to render, even though is a good chunk of the time for today.There are some rough spots that need to be cleaned up. This is going to one of my portfolio pieces. After this , I will return to working on my wyrm painting and my 3d model of dean. Any comments and feedback is welcome. Painted from scratch in photoshop using a graphics tablet. 3+ hours spent so far.

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Daily Painting No.58- Allosaurus in a Jar 2: The Dino Strikes Back

allosaurus stuck in a jar captured tf no sad

My painting is coming along. refined the allosaurus and and dirt a bit more. I still have the left side of the jar and the lid area to finish. A interesting thing about One you start refining the details, time flies like nothing. Any feedback is appreated.  Allosaurus where pretty savage hunters.. and had no feathers. On a differnt side of the coin, a discovery of a late tyrannosaur fossil… had feathers.. lots of them. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/yutyrannus-huali-feathers/ Now it is debated in certain circles of scientists if our beloved killing machine, the Trynasssourus Rex had feathers as well. If it did that would make it resemble a chicken. I don’t think a giant chicken would scare me in Jarassic Park 4000. So far I have spent about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

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Daily Painting No.57 – Allosaurus In a Jar (Still Life)

Allosaurus trapped in jar

This painting will be the grand finale of black and white still life paintings. I will then bravely face creating still life paintings in (gulp) color. My next three days will be finishing this still life of a allosaurus (although the model I’m referencing look like a T-rex and a Allosaurus blended together) stuck in a jar (a after Christmas clearance jar with snowflakes all over it. Going to use it to store my paints). I am a big fan of dinosaurs. I guess with certain things (dragon, dinosaurs,etc) I will never ‘grow up’.This idea was inspired by my childhood. I have memories of capturing lizards, putting them in a jar, showing them to my friends and family (even show and tell once), and then freeing them into the wild. Imagine being able to catch a small dinosaur. I added a worried look to the allosaurus’ face. You don’t think of it as a kid but it must be pretty traumatic to be caged in a jar, even if you are given your freedom a few hours later. Any feedback is welcome. Unfinished. Painted from scratch using Photoshop with a graphics tablet