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Message to the Sea – Final Drawing for Draw II Class

Message-to-the-Steam---Ink-and-marker

I pulled all the stops for this drawing. After using graphite and charcoal for months, I returned to my old love : Ink. I went though 50 thumbnail sketches. I  made studies of eel anatomy, fish, boats, ocean waves, etc. I spent about 5 hours on the research side (thumbnails and studies) and about 10 hours rendering this with Micron Pens, Sharpies, and Copic markers. I avoided realism and aimed to make a narrative illustration you would see in a children’s book. It’s surprisingly difficult to render waves with ink. I used many visual tricks to force your eye to stare at the envelope (focal) in the middle. I feel my drawing and comp classes are starting to pay off.

Let me know what you think. I would to hear what you think is the narrative for this drawing.

Ink and marker on Bristol Board. 24×16. Time Spent :4-5 hours on research/studies, 8-10 hours on rendering the drawing.

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Daily Painting NO.97 – Dragon Attacking Mage 2

dragon attacking mage angry wings dark powe mage casting spell background concept art sketch digital artwork

Refined and polished the dragon painting I did a couple days ago. Added details in the face, put some atmospheric perspective on the tail and person in the background. blended some messy lines. Cleaned the edges This painting can be pushed father, but I am some what pleased with it. Maybe in the future I will work on it some more. Worked 4 hours on this painting. Painted from scratch using Photoshop and a wacom tablet. Let me know what you think.

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Daily Painting No.96 – A Question of Balance

a question of ballance

A concept test for a class I am taking. The theme is two figures, no more, no less. I thought a great contrast would be a skinny lady and gigantic sumo guy. It’s more playful then my more serious dragon paintings. I spent about 40 minutes on it. the foot is unfinished. I was thinking of making the guy a satyr. Painted from scratch with Photoshop and a wacom tablet.