I haven’t painted in Artrage in a while, so I thought I would sketch a quick little painting. It started out as a croc, but it begun to looked more dino like so I altered it to be so.
Might not be the smartest thing for a mouse to do… I enjoy doing these fun little drawings with animals. I like the interaction between the two characters. It’s also one of the few drawings I have done where the horizon line is not visible. I painted this in Photoshop with Wacom tablet.
To my excitement WordPress has notified me that I have 500 wordpress readers following my blog (635 readers total). A big thank you goes out to all my readers and everyone who has been watching my work , commenting, and giving me feedback. It means a lot to me and has given me motivation to continue improving myself as a artist. 😀
I will be doing portraits of animals for the rest of the week. Today I painted one of my favorite reptiles, the crocodile. I ignored the smudge tool and solely used the flat round brush. I had so much fun painting this that I lost track of time and have no clue how long I spent on it. Painting from scratch in Photoshop using a wacom tablet.
I remembered Wikimedia commons is a great place for public domain and CC photos. Here is the link to the ref photo I used if your interested.
In other news I found 6 of the 7 ‘Nausicaa of the valley of the Wind’ manga graphic novels at a thrift store for the price of one. Hayao Miyazaki’s films had a major impact on me when I was younger and have watched most of his films. But I never seen his comic work before he became a director. I’m not the biggest manga fan but this is wonderful artwork. It’s all black and white with with a spot of halftone but it looks very complex even though it is simple. Wikipedia article here.
I’ve also have a urge to play ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ for some reason after looking at the comics. I have no clue why.
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