I havent painted a dragon for a while. I am trying to make dragons that look different then my previous paintings. If this dragon face looks to simular to me past dragon faces, let me know
I was in the mood to paint a game character. What better character face to paint then the ‘sandvich’ loving Heavy from Team Fortress 2? My first portrait painting in the series that I experimented with two light sources, the main light from above, and a softer neon light on the right side. Since I made up the lighting, if you see anything I missed, ex a shadow or highlight, let me know. In the future I will paint the remaining eight characters. I used to play TF2 before it was invaded with silly hats. speaking of silly hats..
I didn’t use a single photo ref this time for the heavy but just typed “heavy weapons guy’ in Google Images (gasp) and looked at the bunch of thumbnails to get a idea how he looked. I made up the pose and lighting for this painting entirely by myself and kept it somewhat simple.
Update: Fixed eyes
I painted it in Artrage 4Time Spent: A little over a hour
The Heavy Weapons Guy belongs to Valve and is copyright 2007
This painting is copyright 2013 Maugryph
Just kidding :D. The name for this painting is ‘Later Gator’. Originally this was going to be a portrait of a alligator similar to the crocodile portrait I have painted before. But after a frustrating start I became silly and got .. carried away. That cheesy B-Movie ‘Alligator People’ was a source of inspiration. Like my vignette background?
Here is the reference I used for the alligator head. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:*Big*_Walking_Gator_at_lake_Woodruff.jpg. The reference for the hoodie was one of my own photos.
Painted in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet
Time Spent 50 Minutes.
Copyright 2013 Maugryph.
For today’s portrait I painted the facing view of a Marine Iguana. It looks quite monstrous and alien when it is facing you directly. Me just drawing the face and not the entire body doesn’t help. It reminds me of Jabba the Hut. It has some errors, but I’m too tired to fix them. Painted it entirely in Photoshop with a wacom tablet. Time spent on the artwork, about 50 minutes
Here is the photo I used as a reference :http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marine_iguana_on_rock.JPG
I couldn’t sleep. I then remembered that I haven’t painted a portrait yet. This time my friend’s favorite animal. The cheetah. I do like the tear drop patterns on the cheetah’s face. Cheetahs are very beautiful creatures. This painting was created from scratch in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. I used the flat round brush and the eraser for the entire painting. I think I spent around 30 minutes .
Wikimedia again came to my rescue with a decent photo ref: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Acinonyx.jubatus-1-ZOO.Olomouc.jpg
Painting copyright 2013 Maugryph