I was commissioned to paint this shark character. It was fun.
Hello. It’s been a while since I did a project on this blog. I thought I would do more realistic goals, instead of ‘paint a painting everyday for a year’ goal. I only made it to four months and I was exhausted. For the last couple months I’ve only worked on two paintings. I was stressed out and basically gave up on painting for a little while.
I wanted to try my hand at a shark like creature. I was inspired by Garchomp and the Loki warframe. I didn’t paint the water reflections or bubbles because It’s almost three in the morning and I need to go to sleep.
As I mentioned I am taking a online painting workshop called “The Magic Box” being tought by the ex-Disney character artist, Chris Oatley. It’s a challenge course that I feel very behind on the assignment (A ‘fancy animal’ painting), even if it’s ‘at your own pace’. However; I’ve kept up on the lectures. I’ve learned so much. The lessons on atmospheric perspective, masking, and detail/texture alone has made the course worth while. We start landscapes next months, I’m really excited.
I need to apply what I’ve learned so I decided to ‘get back in the grove’ by painting monsters and characters for thirty days. I can’t guarantee that they will be hyper detailed or finished but they will attempt to apply what I learned in the lessons. This is a realistic goal, that I know I can do.