A Commission. I haven’t drawn hair or fur in this much detail before, making it a challenging job.
I have created 5 dragon busts on recycled stock. When I was working in merchandizing one thing we would do is replace the soup can logos at the grocery stores. It’s didn’t matter if it was the same logo as before, it would be replaced with the old one going in the trash. It was such as waste or money, something common with big corporations such as this. the opposite side of the stock was clean, thick, and glossy. It was perfect for markers.I couldn’t bear to waste good paper so I started to save them. I started to sketch dragons on the stock and give them to my friends and family. I was going to try to sell these but I couldn’t remove the soup logo and then I split india ink all over them. :_(
I plan on drawing some nice dragon sketches on nice stock paper with no soup logo. I figured out a way to set up PayPal to simply add a pay now button so I will be setting up a simple ‘shop’ page in the future.
100 daily paintings Who hoo! (actually its more like 80 if your counting each individual painting) I actually made it So happy! My dragon painting is near completion. I just have a little more clean up on the dragon and then need to clean up the background. Unless someone commissions me to paint a dragon, this will be the last dragon painting one for some time (yeah right, my best guess is I will last two weeks max without painting a dragon). I would rather focus my dragon related energies on making a realistic 3d dragon model ( When the model is finished I could animated him doing the tango and post it on youtube.. wait.. that might not be the best idea..) I will post my process when I start the model.
Holy random “Dino Squad” review Batman!
On Netflix I wanted to watch a animated series I hadn’t seen before, I found this show called “Dino Sqaud” about teenagers that can morph into dinosaurs to save the world from a evil velociraptor bent on changing everything (including humans) into dinosaurs (Let me take a breath, that was a long un-punctuated sentence). It sounded interesting so I gave it a try… I have chosen poorly… Each episode forces you to watch the same transformation sequences over, and over, and over again while it’s terrible theme song plays in the background. (I’M IN! I’M IN! I’M THE DINO SQUAD!) It reminds me of the un-skippable summon animations in Final Fantasy 8. The Triceratops TF will give me nightmares tonight. the dino designs are somewhat inaccurate but it’s a kid’s show, so that’s forgiven. The main cast just stereotypes, unfortunately. The animation is average but gets the job done. Dino Squad is not terrible enough to watch just for laughs but is not good enough to watch for enjoyment. Kids will love it though. Go Dino!
Not one, not two, but THREE portraits paintings for today. This time I did preliminary sketches with crosshatching then painted over my sketches, and finally smudged the lines and colors together with the smudge tool. Created start to finish in Adobe Photoshop. Time Spent : Under 2 hours. These characters are in the game Team Fortress 2. I tried different expressions to keep things interesting. However I might have over done it with the Scout. The reason I’ve been into drawing TF2 characters lately is the fact that so many funny videos made with Source Filmmaker have appeared on YouTube.
The last two dozen or so portraits, I painted directly to the canvas at the get go. Painting directly to the canvas is both a exciting and frustrating endeavor due to the fact you are constantly checking for and fixing perspective errors but the final result usually looks much livelier because your not bound by line and your forced to think in value. However if you have done a decent preliminary sketch with the perspective worked out, it’s much quicker to paint but your are conformed a little by your line sketch.
Update: Added images with each character separate to this post. So I could display them correctly on my Portrait a Day Page
Characters are copyright 2007 Valve.
Painting 2013 Maugryph
4 down, 5 to go.
A quick value sketch of my understanding of a rugged macho man. You know the kind that would fit perfectly in a badly made Hollywood action flick. The hero who never shaves yet looks fantastic. Always fighting the bad guys while keeping the woman at bay. ‘The Lancer’ I think hes called if I have my tropes right.
Painted in Sketchbook Pro 6
Time to Create :15 Minutes
I was bored one afternoon and decided to revisit a old paint program I used to mess with all the time called ArtRage. I ‘painted’ these three portraits using the ‘oil’ brush. Looks somewhat convincing as a traditionally painted image. All three images took about 30 minutes each. I cheated and painted over the guy painted I had made earlier to make the woman.