anthro, art, artwork, birds, daily painting, digital art, fantasy, furry, gryphons

Gryphon (Monster 19)

anthro gryphon

Getting myself back into the monster painting project. Here is a painting/sketch of a gryphon.

I love gryphons, they are my second favorite monster, dragons being my first. I felt like painting one. I painted this using Manga Studio. Time Spent, a little over an hour and a half

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Mountain Dragon

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A dragon is guarding his home on a large spiky mountain.

I’ve been working on and off this painting for 5 month and put at least 17-18 hours of work into it. I think I’ve getting somewhere in my paintings šŸ™‚

art, artrage, dragon, dragons, fantasy, painting, sketches

Alex the Dragon Sketch

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A painting sketch of my dragon Alex (I haven’t drawn him in a long time) I spent more time on it then I was expecting. I did a decent job with the wings but got stuck for a while with painting the muscles attaching the wing to the shoulder and the neck area. I think it came out alright but it would have been better to have some reference on hand instead of drawing out of my imagination. I used Artrage to paint this.

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Character 2.5 -Movember Barbarian (Wip 2)

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Since I wont have access to my drawing tablet until tomorrow. I decided to refine the doodle I did yesterday. When it comes to drawing with lines, nothing beats a pen and paper. No tablet can get the definition a quality ballpoint pen or marker can get. The only downside is if you make a mistake, it is nearly impossible to conceal. For example, I messed up on the upper left strap, its was a little out of perspective, but I cant fix it. I attempted to ‘hide’ it by using the shadow created by the neck but It didn’t work in it’s entirety. that the only real advantage to drawing on the computer is the ease to correct mistakes. I might paint over this in Photoshop or I might move on to the next character. Haven’t decided yet.

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A audience with the king (WIP)

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I’m am trying with dear life to conquer my ADD and make some finished art for my portfolio. Since I enjoy fantasy, I though I would do a story painting. The interaction between the mage and the king regarding the drake trophy above the kings head is the most importantĀ  part of the story. I will leave it to you to interpret what they are talking about. This will be a completed painting, color and all. two and a half hours so far

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Large Eagle Ruins (Daily Doodle 14)

An explorer and his hairy stead have discovered the Eagle Ruins. A large granite sculpture is guarding the entrance..Ā  I decided to start recording my process again. I sped up the footage so it should take a few minutes instead of thirty. This is my current process for my doodles. I’ve been very experimental. It is subject to change. 30 minutes.

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Message to the Sea – Final Drawing for Draw II Class

Message-to-the-Steam---Ink-and-marker

I pulled all the stops for this drawing. After using graphite and charcoal for months, I returned to my old love : Ink. I went though 50 thumbnail sketches. IĀ  made studies of eel anatomy, fish, boats, ocean waves, etc. I spent about 5 hours on the research side (thumbnails and studies) and about 10 hours rendering this with Micron Pens, Sharpies, and Copic markers. I avoided realism and aimed to make a narrative illustration you would see in a children’s book. It’s surprisingly difficult to render waves with ink. I used many visual tricks to force your eye to stare at the envelope (focal) in the middle. I feel my drawing and comp classes are starting to pay off.

Let me know what you think. I would to hear what you think is the narrative for this drawing.

Ink and marker on Bristol Board. 24×16. Time Spent :4-5 hours on research/studies, 8-10 hours on rendering the drawing.