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Daily Painting No.51- Knight in Shining Armor (Still Life)

knight in armor still life dragon slayer

So far since I started this blog a year ago, I have made 78 dragon paintings/artwork , that’s insane! So with all those crazy fire breathing reptiles lurking on my blog, I could use some protection :D. Seriously though, I found this sculpture of a knight at a thrift store a while back. I did top local lighting and set it up at a low vanishing point to make the knight look strong and intimidating. 1 knight vs 78 dragons. righhht. Painted from scratch in Photoshop using a wacom graphics tablet. I spent about a hour and a half on this so far.

My blog needs more knights. 😀

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Daily Painting No. 11

the bird riding mage

I really hated yesterday’s painting so I redid it. It’s very difficult painting on a iPad. I do love my wacom tablet.  Self Critique: I am happy that I tried a lower camera angle. I had a bit of trouble with balancing the the bright red of the bird’s beak with the rest of the image. I am happy with the saddle but it could be refined to a much better design. I’m not too happy with the mage’s leg and how the robe wraps around. I probably could make a ref photo to figure out correct it but It don’t think it is worth investing any more time on it. Next 2 weeks I will only be doing studies, I’m a little annoyed with myself that I cant get what  out I want out of my imagination on to the canvas in it’s entirely. I have a pounding headache.

I spent about a hour and a half on this painting. Painted in Photoshop