Sorry, I’ve been neglecting my blog. I was busy with commissions for the last few days. I wanted to do some concept art for Alex and Cruz. A comic my friend and I are working on.We are shifting from ‘anthro’ animals to ‘normal’ ones. My friend Cruz needed a head shot of his character for the comic. I thought I would do a bust for each. Although the final designs will not be as details as this. I enjoy painting details, It’s very therapeutic. Currently Alex is a white dragon, but I have been on the fence about making him a golden dragon. For both characters, I used reference images of my friends and my own face to attempt to inject as much of our personalities into the characters . the eyes will probably be bigger in the final designs.
I couldn’t sleep. I then remembered that I haven’t painted a portrait yet. This time my friend’s favorite animal. The cheetah. I do like the tear drop patterns on the cheetah’s face. Cheetahs are very beautiful creatures. This painting was created from scratch in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. I used the flat round brush and the eraser for the entire painting. I think I spent around 30 minutes .
Wikimedia again came to my rescue with a decent photo ref: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Acinonyx.jubatus-1-ZOO.Olomouc.jpg
Painting copyright 2013 Maugryph