album covers, albumbs, albums, dragons, music

Dragon Astronaut (Space Dragon)

space-dragon-cover5

Artwork I did for my upcoming album ‘Space Dragon’. This will be the cover art. I might keep it painterly or refine it some more, haven’t decided. I was making a ‘space RPG’ but decided to cancel the project, however, 7 decent songs had already written. I was brainstorming what illustration to make for the album cover. An astronaut being attacked by a dragon t would of been interesting but then I thought ‘why not make a dragon astronaut?’  Artwork was painted in Artrage. What do you think of it?

anthro, art, artwork, dragons, fantasy, finished painting, furry, humor, photoshop, relaxing

Dragon Basking in the Sunset (Commission)

dragon relaxing

A commissioned painting. This was a fun yet challenging commission. I never thought I would do a painting of a dragon that was this peaceful.It had a good amount of foreshortening between the feet and the torso. It was also a lighting experiment with my attempt to paint rim and fill light.

anthro, art, artwork, daily painting, dragons, furry

Daily Painting No.73 – Dragon has a headache

anthro dragon scalie blue naked

Technically I spent two days on this painting. But since I couldn’t bear to paint more comps today, I finished this instead. It was a another experiment to see if I could my blend my 3d modeling skills with my painting skills and make it as seamless as possible.  5 hours . Tools used: Sketchup, Carrara, Photoshop

3d, 3d art, 3d modeling, anthro, dragons, humanoid, sculptris, silly

Dragon Guy (in 3DDDDDDD!) (WIP)

dragon wearing a hoody

I know its a bit ad hoc to start another dragon model when I’m unfinished with the previous one but I  got a little overwhelmed with it. I though I would get more comfortable with 3d sculpting by just doing a bust (a sculpture of the head) instead of the whole body. In contrast to the previous dragon model who I envision as a savage warrior, this dragon is a friendly chap. His name is Dean. He is a human-dragon hybrid. Since he is a ‘civilized’ dragon, his horns have been sanded down to avoid.. um.. accidental impalement. In a fantasy world he would be the type of dragon you would chat with at the water cooler at work, not the type you would fight to rescue the princess.. Stereotypes are boring. Why cant we have fantasy worlds where dragons are firefighters, trolls can be English gentlemen, and mermaids own pet stores?  This model still need a ton of work. Three hours so far.

3d, 3d modeling, 3d sculpting, anthro, art, artwork, cg art, computer art, creatures, dragons, fantasy, humanoid, mudbox

Humanoid Dragon in Mudbox WIP v2

humanoid dragon face zbrush mudbox sculpture

I brought my 3d sketch into Mudbox, a more professional 3d sculpting program. I was able use the Retopography tool to turn my sculpture into a quad mesh that was sculpt-able. So far after a bit of messing around was able to put a couple more hours into the figure. It’s far from done unfortunately and I need to finish my wyrm in a jar painting before I do anything else. I will attempt my first 3d illustration after by create separate models and then posing and combining them into one scene.

Because I am a student, Autodesk provides non-commercial 3 year licenses of their products to students. I wanted to learn Mudbox for quite some time. One thing I must say is that it much easier to use then zbrush ( I tried Zbrush a long time ago when they still had a trial version of their software. The crazy UI drove me insane! And I thought Blender’s UI made no sense. I have no clue if the new version has a improved UI or not). I also download Maya since my future class will requires that program.

3d, 3d art, 3d modeling, digital art, dragons, fantasy, furry, humanoid, sculpture, sketches

Dragon humanoid warrior 3d sketch

dragon 3d humaniod dragon sketch artwork zbrush sculptris art fun

I needed to try a different outlet for my creativity tonight, so I sculpted this humanoid dragon dude rather quickly. I used Sculptris. I sculpted him in about 2 hours. I find it surprising that painting all the time has also improved my sculpting as well. The last time I made model in Sculptris a year ago, it was terrible. This is a step in the right direction. I going to make some more 3d monster sketches in the future. Software used: Sculptris. Time spent 2 hours. No UVs or textures.