While I don’t usually try to mix my dailies with my projects, I’m so busy that I kind of have to from now on. This painting is a WIP . There are some elements that I haven’t decided yet, like if she should be holding a egg or a pearl. If it was an egg it wouldn’t be the sea dragon’s because it’s too small.
The art will be used for my next music album “10 Songs”, a project I’ve been working of an on since I finished Alptraum.
I can’t believe I forgot to upload this. I designed this a couple weeks ago. This a commission for my uncle to draw their dragon mascot for a high school reunion. I took some liberties and improved and redesign elements of the dragon with their permission. Then I did a interesting pose for the dragon. They where very happy with him.
I been sketching like a madman lately. I use a ultra fine sharpie marker, a primsacolor w3 marker, and a white gel pen. I do not pencil. Speaking of markers, I didn’t realize that copic markers could be refilled, so I made a mistake going with prismacolor last time. I scoffed a paying 8 dolors for a single marker (the cost of a month of Netflix..seriously!?) but since they can refilled 13 times with just 1 container of ink, it pays off in the long run. So I will be biting the bullet and purchasing one soon. Using traditional mediums is costly but are much more satisfying. Photoshop will be my main tool but not for sketching.
I will upload a post of sketches in the future.
I forgot to mention I made this on my iPad using Procreate.
I discovered a awesome 3d sculpting program that actually works on a iPad. It’s called 123 creature. It’s the closest thing you will get to Zbrush on the iPad. Made by Autodesk, you know the AutoCAD and Sketchbook guys. The program has three modes. First is the skeleton mode which is similar to Zspheres and Blenders’s Form tool. After that you ‘bake’ your model to a polygons you can paint or sculpt it. My only complaint is that you can’t go very detailed in your sculpting so you will only can do so much in the app itself. But since you can export your model to OBJ, you can finish the model in your favorite 3d Software. The texture tools are excellent and will remind you of Mudbox’s painting tools.
Now back to the art. This is my third attempt to make a eastern style dragon (the other two dragons will not be posted due to the ugly sauce they produce) in 123d Creature and I ‘m happy how it turned out. I couldn’t give the dragon little teeth due to the limitations of the sculpting tools, I also had trouble coloring the tongue due to not being able to shrink the brush smaller. Pretty decent for my third attempt. I’m happy I was able to give it such a dynamic pose, my last couple dragons have just been standing bored out of their minds 😀
I spent about 3 to 4 hours on it.
Made in 123D Creature
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