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Daily Painting No.60 – Allosaurus in a Jar (Compleated Painting)

dino allosaurus t-res in jar captured scaly dragon scary

After a little under 5 hours, I have finally finished this painting. My black and white still life project is completed.  For one month I painted 12 still life paintings. I clocked in a total 22 hour painting these. I my goal was ten still life paintings in one month, I went two beyond my quota :). I felt I have jumped a substantial hurdle in my painting, and that was details and refinement. I will continue to paint a still life or two a week to keep the skills I’ve learned sharp and with hopes that I will learn even more. Let me know what you think of the final painting. Any comments and critiques are welcome. Thank you for bearing with me for the last 4 days with this painting. I have a painting to put in my portfolio.

Here is a picture of the progress I made to paint this:

dinosaurus progress

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Daily Painting No.42 – Still life / Dragon Toy on a Curvy Box (unfinished)

toy dragon still life

I learn a valuable lesson in painting this still life. If you only have a hour and a half to paint, don’t pick a detailed object that will take you three. I was setting up the still life and say a dragon toy sculpture on the side and said ‘Why not? I painted a elephant a few nights before! this shouldn’t take too long”. Yeah, right. I only got to the chest of the dragon toy before the evil timer started ringing. The box shape also needed some more tlc. On the plus side, in a few more paintings I should graduate from just painting matte objects to adding reflective objects into the mix. That’s going to be a lot of fun.

I also was getting a headache organizing the paintings by date, often getting confused and giving paintings on two different days the same creation date. so I made it numerical instead. It also lets me see who commented on which painting better.

Fell free to critique and comment

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Chris the Dragon is Smiling

anthro dragon happy dancing scaft furry fluffy gery photoshop smiling teeth

This painting was a experiment into finding the best process to make a convecting value sketch that could be developed later into a finished image. But most importantly, force my brain into thinking just value and form and avoid symbols I had accumulated and would constantly use when I was a cartoonist.

For a week I tried different ways to get into that mode. I finally figured out what works best for me tonight. I’m very excited. I spent 45 minutes on this painting, not bad for a sketch :) Its not perfect but it dose have weight and form so I am content for now :) I will continue to do value sketches this way to see how it goes :)

My method is draw motion line(s), choose vanishing point, shape sketch, test the shapes that they have weight, add a rough proximate where the lighting will hit the object, start rendering, add drop shadows, clean image.

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Mech Entering a Cargo Bay (Concept Art 2)

Mech entering cargo bay
2nd concept art image

My second attempt at a concept art scene. This time some bubbly mech machine. I relied on heavily on three point perspective on this one. I mess up a little on the shadows and my mech is a bit too simple but I’m pleased its a dramatic picture and tells some sort of story. The chiaroscuro isn’t too bad either. I got a way to go.