Its interesting how some of the most basic compositions can be very expressive. Still experimenting with my chalk brushes
Today’s landscape painting. It’s more muddy then my previous paintings. I did add a slight bit of orange in an attempt to give the painting more life. Ref from Wikimedia Commons.
Concept art of the monsters in my adventure game. The theme of the monsters is eyeballs. The theme of the environment is teeth. I painted these in Photoshop CC.
The first monster character is the Brute: a buff but slow monster that hunts you during the day, and the Chaser: A nimble fast monster that hunts you down at night.
I’ve already have made the 3d models and are now in the game! I will upload them to sketchfab soon as well as some in game footage of the prototype.
The monster I painted today is called a wendigo. It is in the myths of the Algonquian people. One version of the myth states this scary monstrosity was once a human but because he tasted the flesh of another man, he was warped and twisted into this creature and now hunts and eats the living. It has described with ‘desiccated skin’ and ‘bones popping out of the flesh’. A terrifying creature for sure. I want to give it a ‘undead’ look but not be gory.
This poor creature was once a man but he was turned into this monstrosity because he: fell into toxic ooze / was curse by an evil sorcerer / was a victim of a failed science experiment / all of the above… or its just some creature that likes to wear shirts.
For the remaining monsters I will be drawing creatures from fables and legends. For example: minotaurs, basilisks, and the cockatrice.
My attempt to paint Franz Kafka. A novelist who is remembered for his story “The Metamorphosis” about a man who mysteriously turns into a cockroach. I experimented with a different way to approach painting in Photoshop. Instead of manually changing the transparency of the brush with the number keys, I first set the transparency by pen pressure. Then after laying some tone down I would make the brush opaque and simply use the eyedropper tool to blend different tones together. found it much quicker then the way I was previously doing it. The next day I worked on it for about 10 to 15 minutes and cleaned up the sketch to make it a more finished drawing (although it would need more work done before it was ‘finished’) but forgot to record it. Doh!
I’ve been fighting a cold this weekend so I been hard to urge myself to draw. I should probity start painting celebrities that people actually know. I think I also need to not just ‘stop’ painting when I go past my time goal. If I think the painting is going along well, I need to just finish it. My portfolio is begging me to do that.
Here is the more refined version. I might someday make this a finished painting. It does look like Kafka but for some reason I made him look somewhat ominous and intense. I don’t know why I did that. I was over exaggerating his big nose and had to size it down. I used a photo from Wikimedia as a reference
A super quick illustration I did for the Ugly Truth Contest which I had to have in by midnight tonight, so I procrastinated to the last minute to do it. The reason I resisted is that I’m not to fond or good at macabre artwork. The submission of this painting I send to Ugly Truth has a mouth inside the mouth. I liked the original better so I uploaded this to the blog instead. There is so many great submissions, don’t think I have much of a shot this time due to the lack of macabre in my painting and that I didn’t have time to color it. That’s OK though, because it was fun regardless. And it It was my first time I ever entered a contest. I will be entering more contests in the future
Photoshop, 3-4 Hours. Used my own photos as a reference.
I wanted to try eastern style armor tonight. I getting tired of painting in just grayscale so I thought I would paint with blue tones. Kinda matches my mood at the moment. I was pleased to find a model that was actually wearing armor to use as a reference. Although I personally think it might be a dummy, the reference photo is too blurry for sure. Here is the link. I was going to use watercolor but it was just painting a light light white stroke before starting the color, no matter what color I used. I couldn’t figure out why, it could be because I primed the canvas first? Also I had fun painting the face to be more sinister.
Painted entirely in Artrage 4 using a Wacom Tablet.
Time Spent 4o minutes
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Non art related: I have been in the mood to watch animation lately. Currently the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros tried to do the unthinkable, reboot the Looney Toons.. again. we all know what happened last time they did this. Could it get any worse? Thankfully no. ‘The Looney Toons Show’ is actually pretty decent. Although I’m not a fan of the the new way the characters look, it is actually funny.. quite often in fact. Although it’s humor and jokes are setup more like a animated sitcom like the Simpsons or the Family Guy. It’s all situation comedy and hardly uses the one thing that Looney Toons is famous for… slapstick comedy. this is the most disappointing aspect of the show. However the interaction between Bugs and Daffy are spot on even if the other characters are somewhat weak. Still recommend checking it out. It won’t replace the originals though. You can watch them online on Cartoon Network if you have cable ( I know that doesn’t make sense but that is how Cartoon Network rolls)
For this painting I wanted to tell some story between the two characters in the foreground and paint a ocean\sunset scene with some sort of stone structures protruding out of the water. I was surprised how quickly I was able to paint this. It took me about three hours to complete. I didn’t smudge this time to blend. Instead I used as soft round brush like a airbrush. I enjoy value painting so much. Let me know what you think 🙂
Update: Shrunk down the birds on the tower as they where too big. Lighted up the sides, made it too dark. Cleaned up the tower farthest in the distance
Created in Photoshop
Time Spent Painting: 3 hours.
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