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Alex the Alligator (D19)

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I really wanted to draw one of my favorite old characters. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you have probably seen him a few times. I  went out of my comfort zone and massed (aka blocked in) the shapes without a preliminary line sketch

1+ hour of work which I am ashamed to say is the most I’ve spent on a daily so far this year. Drawn in Manga Studio as always.

I also have a girl named Alix and a dragon named Alex… I need to come up with better names for my characters. Maybe I can rename the gator Chip or something.

Also, what do you think of the redesign of the blog?

 

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Gatorman (Daily Doodle)

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It’s been a while since I drew a gator. I compared it to on I did over a year ago. My drawing skills have improved since then.

30 Minutes

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Later Gator

later gator alligator see you later alligator

Another T-shirt design. It was originally a quick sketch but I liked it so much, that I colored the gator in Photoshop. It’s a bit more raw then my previous design as my sketch marks show though, but I like how it came out.

If you actually like the design enough to wear it, you can purchase it here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/maugryph/works/10754317-later-gator

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Alligator Portrait

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Since starting this head a day painting exercise about a month or two ago, I have painted the heads in greyscale or a single color. This is my first full color portrait in the series. It is of one of my favorite reptiles, the alligator. After seeing these awesome creatures at my local (as in a hour away :O) zoo, I just cant stop drawing them. The first thing I realized about gators is that there is no green in the alligators scales ( the green on the alligator’s chin and neck in this painting is actually bounce light from the grass below him) and how the scales are more of a brownish blue/gray color. I painted the teeth last. It was amazing how friendly the alligator looked without his teeth. After painting the teeth however, well lets just say I would be keeping my distance. Did you know the muscles in a alligators jaws to open it’s mouth are so week that a person could hold the mouth closed single handed without any effort? However the muscle to close it’s mouth are as strong as a vice. One thing is for certain… I won’t be trying it.

Painted in Artrage
Time Spent on Painting: 1 hour
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

The reference image I used is: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_alligator.jpg