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The Babysitter – Finished Painting

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I made so many mistakes, I had to fix and refine it. I learned a valuable lesson about painting. Step away from your painting and leave it alone for a while. I would of caught the stupid mistake long before.  The cat and the dragon in the same plane didn’t work. The painting needed a foreground so I moved the cat forward. Added atmosphere between the dragon and cat. the stupid ‘fog bar’ was too strong so I removed it. The painting was too open so I cropped it a bit. I also blended in more of the painting. I make my lines too big, next time after I get enough of the paint on. I will be tossing the line layer altogether. Something I must keep in mind. I felt I could of saved time if I would of worked the sketches out more and not just jumped into painting.  Fortunately, I was able to save this illustration. I won’t make the same mistake next time.

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The Babysitter (Story Illustration)

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“A draconian warrior from a faraway land unexpectedly gets stuck with the helpless prince of Natar. Outnumbered by many foes, the nervous dragon desperately tries to think out a escape plan.”

Another rendering (painting) test. the first story illustration as well. I took a loose sketch and painted over it.  I finish the painting to completion, about 4 hours. Hindsight I think it would of been better to have done  refined the lines first and ‘inked’ them out, instead of painting directly on the sketch. I might of saved a hours time. Again I blended as I painted, I even changed the hotkey to make it easier to switch between the brush and the blender, It worked awesomely. If I decide to color this, I will render the ground and make be all dry and crackly. Feedback is welcome. Let me know what you think