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Daily Painting No.96 – A Question of Balance

a question of ballance

A concept test for a class I am taking. The theme is two figures, no more, no less. I thought a great contrast would be a skinny lady and gigantic sumo guy. It’s more playful then my more serious dragon paintings. I spent about 40 minutes on it. the foot is unfinished. I was thinking of making the guy a satyr. Painted from scratch with Photoshop and a wacom tablet.

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Dean the Dragon (Head Portrait + Avatar)

orange dragon head smiling traditional easy to read
orange dragon head smiling traditional easy to read

Update: Modified the avatar to appear more ‘dragony’ and less anthropomorphic.  Didn’t feel like double posting.

Yesterday, I decided to create a new avatar image. The character I often use as a avatar is Dean the Dragon, a original character of mine. Originally it was just going to be a simple cartoonly color drawing. But when I finished it, I felt that I returned to my old ways and bad habits of using symbols instead of using form and value. So i converted it to a value painting. A color value painting. Granted it could be popped out more and I missed a highlight on the ear, but it came out rather well for the amount of time I spent on him and since it wont be bigger then 128 pixels on most sites, it should work well.

Created in Photoshop
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Time Spent: 2 hours

 

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Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)

giant octopuss attacks boat anthro bear critter in boad fisherman fishing turbulant water

Click artwork to see a full sized version.

Yesterday I had terrible artist block and it took me about 4 hours of frustration staring a image just to be unsatisfied to just to start over. Finally a hour before I needed to go to bed, this  wild silly image appeared (yes that was a Pokemon reference, I’ve had too much caffeine).  I envisioned this little bear fishing on a boat, minding his own business when suddenly a octopus attacks from behind. I’m getting more comfortable with value painting as in the past I created my artwork mostly in line like a comic strip. The reason I have been avoiding color in my value paintings is that color has little effect on value. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. I want to make sure I understand value %100 before even attempting color in this format. That’s why many professional concept artists put a desaturation layer on top of their paintings to check their color values!

Name of Painting: Who’s Catching Who? (Giant Octopus Attacks Fisherman from Behind)
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Painted in Autodesk Sketchbook  6
This value painting took about 3 hours