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Daily Paint 35 – Hand study

hand study

I need to do some more serious studies every once in a while

Image I used as a reference:


Character 5 – Warrior Woman

crazy femalre warrior

Finally I have time to return to designing some characters. For the pose I used a ref provided by Jagged Eye.

Also did a wolf variation, Tell me which design you like better:


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Character 3 – Paintball Warrior (Final)


Here is a much more refined painting/ sketch. I plan on taking the time on my future characters. I’ve been down a bit with my art. It made me feel good that I can still paint. What I discovered from this drawing is to do passes. First block in the main shapes with a big brush, then shrink your brush about half and do another pass and add smaller shapes and so on. Once you get to a really small brush, put your effort in the focal points of your image.

I only used one brush. It is a custom round brush, the only difference to that of a normal round, is that I added transfer and put a super light texture onto the brush. I disabled brush size pressure because I have less control and I’m not inking lines. I find it’s best to have either brush pressure size or brush pressure transparency on. But not both, because it adds another element you have to deal with. Keep things simple.

I spent 3-4 hours on this painting. Image reference was by erian_stock.

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Concept Art – Update to Alex Harkenstone and Derric Skycaster

After a day or so, I need to review my paintings to see if there are any adjustments and fixes needed. My two concept art paintings where a bit over saturated and some parts where still a little rough. Alex needed more color in her cheeks. I also experimented with a rim lighting to attempt to make the forms more readable in the shadows. As for my draco Derric, I found that there wasn’t enough interest in his face so I added more details to try to push the design. I also finished his feet. I have not yet designed a outfit I am pleased with, so he remains in a loincloth for now. I did color adjustments in both paintings. I fidget with color allot because I have not clue yet. I am relatively new in using color and am fighting my way though. I paid for a Color theory course at but haven’t been able to watch it yet. I will take a break from Derric and start working on Asgaunt and Prof. Notch in the future.

6 hours on Alex. 8 hours on Derric. Painted in Photoshop using a wacom tablet. Any input is welcome.

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Daily Painting No.5 (xskullent!!)

human skull anatomy exskullent humor orbits zygomatic arch and the temporals

Today’s painting is not intentionally macabre, Its just a simple anatomy study of the human skull. I’ve done ink studies but not a painting yet. There is a skeleton at my college in the art class I practice drawing but I didn’t have access to him because I am out of town again. so I did a study from a book (I will put the reference here soon). I wish I could of spent more time on him.

Painted in Photoshop

Time spent: 30 minutes

Daily Painting # 5

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Daily Painting No.1 – Dragon attacks knight

dragon ready to devour

It’s been some time since I have updated my blog. I been so busy juggling work, going out of town, my art classes, and health issues with a member of my family. Granted I haven’t felt like updating much. However, I have been training intensely, trying to improve my skills. I am now a chronic sketcher, filling sketchbooks with abandon. I also been experimenting with traditional art media, such as watercolors, and india ink. However besides some studies, I haven’t really painted anything as of late besides a illustration that that has been driving me crazy for the last month. . I feel my drawing skills are at a descent enough foundation to start painting again. Because it IS important for me to paint on a regular basis, I have decided to start a ‘daily painting’. One painting everyday, of any subject or idea that I would find beneficial. I allocate about a hour for each painting. I will then upload the image to this blog and perform a self critique (If I have time to critique). Feel free to add any input if you wish. I attempted to do this a few times before but I failed because I made my criteria too strict and couldn’t think of anything. But now it could be anything to something out of my mind’s eye to a study of a master. It gives me more options and less excuses. my goal is a painting a day for a year.

For my first painting I imagined a dynamic scene with a dragon attacking a person. Drawing dragons is somewhat in my comfort zone. I will be more brave and branch out in the future. What I like of this painting is my use of chiaroscuro and the actual composition. I’m beginning to get a hold on my light rendering skills. The shadows need more work. I ran out of time to finish rendering the human and the dragon’s teeth. The stalagmites might be too distracting from the composition. When I drew the sketch I used a brite white line and then mistakenly painted on top of it instead of using a separate later , later I wasted time painting over them over and over to get rid of them. The human’s head might be too big. The cavern floor could definitely use some texture.

Medium: Adobe Photoshop

Time spent: 50 Minutes

Theme: Fantasy / Dragons

Daily Painting # 1