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Horse Painting (Acrylic)

Horse Sketch on Thick Wood

An acrylic painting I did of an horse on a block of wood.

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Portrait of Artist Anna Schuleit

portrait painting anna Schuleit black and white

A speed portrait  I did of artist Anna Schuleit, a artist in New York who paints some nice abstract paintings. Her website is http://annaschuleit.wordpress.com/
I had some issues with the teeth but I think they came out decent.

Time Spent 1 hour
Created in Artrage

Reference photo on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist_Anna_Schuleit.jpg uploaded under the CC-SA license by the artist herself.

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Self Portrait (for real this time)

self portrait male Caucasian German blond hair blue eyes human

I painted this in Artrage. I figured out how to used the watercolor brush but halfway decided I didn’t like the look of it so I switched back to the oil brush. There is some mistakes, I made the nose a bit too long. I choose yellow as the color to paint with, it made me look like vampire so after I was done painting it I opened it in Photoshop and adjusted the hue of the painting to have a more natural flesh tone. . And it looks more like a young version of my dad then me. I still liked how it came out though.

Painted in Artrage with a Wacom Tablet then minor fix in Photoshop
Time Spent 1 hour
Copyright 2013 Maugryph/ Dean Scheppel

I was almost tempted to give this post the title ‘Self Portrait as a Alligator’ to continue my silliness from my last post but decided against it.

Speaking of silliness: Deviant Art has now jump started a new dating service called ‘Deviant Heart’: A dating service for artist. This has to be a April Fools joke.. I hope..

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Iguana Portrait 2

Iquana Portrait face side view photoshop art artwork digital art painting  face mouth eyes

After drawing a front facing iguana that resembled Jabba the Hut’s brother. I decided to have another go at painting a Iquana.  I used this photo for my reference. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iguana_1y.jpg Unfortunately the picture was taking with a flash, so it had direct lighting. So decided to paint the light coming from the upper left for a more interesting painting. I didn’t get as obsessed with the scales with the last painting.  It’s still a little rough. Since I spent only 30 minutes on this paining, and I allocate a 1 hour for each head portrait every day, I might come to this in the future and refine it more.

Time spent 30 minutes
Painted entirety in Photoshop with the round hard brush using a Wacom Tablet
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

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Portrait 15

woman startled teeth grind open eyes female girl

I was out of town for work so I wasn’t able to draw portraits for two days. I started up again, and I feel rusty, I constantly had perspective issues and had to fix placement of the features a few times, had to repaint the eyes twice. I was so behind I didn’t even get to finish the ear or add hair. I need to find more refs of woman that I can use for my projects. I’ve used a 3d model for reference for this painting (I used her as a ref for portrait 6 as well) . I rather draw from life but can’t afford a model. I can’t just use Google Images because that would infringe on copyrights and I just don’t trust Morguefile.com. So if you know a good, cheep stock photo site, let me know. I might start asking friends if I could paint their faces, I guess.

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Portrait, Woman Looking to side, Distracted

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I’m please with the face. She’s almost in profile. The hair and neck could use some more work.
Time Spent 45 minutes
Painted in: Photoshop
copyright 2013 Maugryph

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Portrait, Male, Dynamic Lighting

self portrait dynamic lighting in darkness angry

To keep things fresh, this painting I tried a more dynamic lighting.  I took a picture of myself in a dark room with my webcam with the lighting source my computer monitor on the side. I used that as the reference for this painting. I found this painting to be frustrating. First I painted it on a black canvas. I’m used to painting on a grey canvas. Second, since most of the face was in darkness, I had trouble figuring out shape placement and in my shame had to repaint or move parts around. In the photo I look calm and mysterious. In my finished painting I feel I look menacing. I’m not happy with it. Spent around 45 minutes on it before retiring the painting.

Copyright 2013 Maugryph