Here is the sketch that will I will use as a base for tomarrow’s painting. It is a odd hybrid of a oxen, a octopus, and who knows what else. This creature eats fish and other small creature. It can live comfortably on land and sea.
My monster for Sunday. I could push this even more if I could keep my eyes open… I have the night owl curse,. I skipped doing monsters on Friday and Saturday.There just wasn’t enought time to paint due to the plans I had this weekend. Starting this week, I will work on a monster for two days instead of one. The first day will be research, prelims, and sketches (which will be uploaded). The second day will be the actual painting.
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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
Instead of posting one painting at a time I thought I would put it in one post to save everyone’s (including mine) sanity. Last thing I want to do is spam my viewers with speed paintings.
They where painted in Photoshop or myPaint