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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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Self Portrait 4-14

self portrat german america male blue eyes blond hair eagle nose

To be honest. after the last couple blunders, I was getting burned out and discouraged with my portraits. After seeing some of Mary-Q’s self portraits, It encouraged me to continue doing daily portraits. I think the secret to keep being motivated is to experiment with different techniques. I just used a solid round brush. that’s it. No smudging, no custom brushes, no preliminary drawing. It’s almost like less was more and I was able to focus better on the values. I spent about 45 minutes painting this.

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