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Daily Paint 14 – Samus Aran

Samus Aran

Tonight was a test in controlling my dragon like anger (painting is usually a relaxing thing for me).. First I attempted to use the PC version of Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (I love the Android version with a unhealthy passion). I purchased a year subscription to the program for around $10 or so during Christmas. I been sketching with it and it’s been great for that.. But I attempted to paint with it tonight. It was a pure nightmare. First I could find a brush that had low occupancy that I could use to ‘blend’ colors by using the eyedrop tool (ALT). I use blending brushes sparingly as I like the control of using the eyedropper. There is no shortcut buttons to change the occupancy, Just this stupid circle thing. Even with the lowest setting, I still couldn’t get smooth transitions between colors. After a half hour, I said ‘screw it’ and imported the painting into Photoshop (It has awesome painting tools, it’s not just for photos) and desperately tried to get stuff done with the remaining half hour I had before I had to go to bed. My computer also crashed once due to my stupid driver.This is as far as I got. In the future I will paint Samus again and make a painting that does her justice. There are good art days and bad ones. 1 hour.

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Character 3 (Wip) part 2

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Still working on this. It’s been hard to focus the last couple days. I will attempt to finish it tomorrow.

Note to self: starting with a big brush and after every pass shrinking the brush size by half a very effective method. Last brush size is 10

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Character 2 – Allana Warrior

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Didn’t get quite as far as I hoped. I got distracted by ‘Sir, You Are Being Hunted’ a awesome indie stealth game the game review critics hate. I stopped relying on movie and game critics a year ago because most don’t have a clue what they are talking about or are extremely biased. Even worse the people who comment on the reviews reaffirms the ‘Ash Conformity Experiment‘.

Before I went on that random tangent, I really enjoyed painting this. I stays true to my reference and didn’t deviate into my own design. After a few more I think I will be ready to be more creative. The reference photo I based my drawing on is by faestock. The model is Allana, my drawing doesn’t do her justice. 2 1/2 hours

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Character 1 – Steampunk Lady

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About the Character Every Day Projects

I will be frank, my costume designs need some focus, and I’m extremely bored with drawing stationary poses. So I decided to practice every day a character design. I found plenty of free stock images on Deviant Art provided by some very generous photographers.

I will be using these as reference when I draw. Sometimes I will do my best to copy that image, sometimes I will use the photos as a springboard for my own designs yet keeping some elements that where in the original, and sometimes I will just use the model’s pose/gesture and abandon every thing else.

What I pick depends on my confidence and my mood. A majority of the characters will be drawn using a drawing tablet similar to a cintiq. If I get brave I might use oils for some characters later in the game.

I will spend two days on each character. The amount of time spent on them will depend on my schedule and how bored I get with the painting. So every two days (excluding weekends)

Here is the first character. It wont win any awards but its a good start. This is a steampunk lady. The ref photo I based my drawing on is by Jagged Eye at deviant art. 2 hours. I will put a link when I find it again. Crits welcome.

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Robot Girl Failure + 100 Character Challenge

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Daily Doodle for Wednesday. I tried my hand at a robot assassin but It didn’t turn out that well. I have decided that the daily doodle is not working for me. First I doodle on paper every day. Sometimes for hours. Frankly I’m just too lazy to scan and upload it here. so its redundant. As an artist I need to change focus if something is not working. So I am changing it into the 100 Character Challenge. I feel my humanoid character designs could use a shot in the arm. I discovered on DeviantArt there is literally thousands of stock images of people in costumes and in various poses that artist can use for reference. I will be using these as practice. Sometimes I will make a character similar to the stock image, other times I will use it to jump start my imagination. So I will give myself 1 to 2 hours a day to work on this. 2 days total for each character. In .. color or B&W. I’m optimistic this will help me with designing costumes and posing characters. I project this will take 6 months to complete. if this doesn’t work after a month, I will just find another daily practice routine like I did with the 21 Day Challenge.