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Still Life 2- Vase the music

vase the music still life

My quick still life for today. 30 minutes. Painted from scratch using Photoshop and a wacom tablet. Feedback is welcome.

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Daily Painting No.98 – Water Snake Sketch


I am not to happy with this painting, Although I do like the triad colors I had chosen. It was originally going to be a cartoon cobra but I was in the wrong mood to paint that night so I ended up with this hideous thing. I spent a hour and 10 minutes painting this. I didn’t do any preliminary stuff like thumbnails and references. I am a idiot.

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Daily Painting No.56 – I’m gonna toast ya!!


Wait for it.. I painted a daily painting… WITHOUT A DRAGON IN IT!.. and the painting is.. IN COLOR!!!.. please don’t faint, I’m too lazy to catch you.  And yet I still made the monster able to breath fire.. go figure. 🙂 I stole the glowing fire tummy idea from the Hobbit movie, who in turn blatantly ripped off from World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. :O. Originally the monster was going think like the Hulk.. you know “ME HULK SMASH PUNY MAN” . But then I ADDED COLOR, so I need to make the picture more interesting. So I made it think more like the Hulk. you know “Me HULK BURN PUNY MAN! I SAY THAT’S SMASHING!” Did I mention that I painted it in color? This painting was purely out of my imagination. Photoshop. Time spent 1 hour 10 min. Done be surprised if I continue this painting on Saturday. I also painted this in color.

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Daily Painting No.1 – Dragon attacks knight

dragon ready to devour

It’s been some time since I have updated my blog. I been so busy juggling work, going out of town, my art classes, and health issues with a member of my family. Granted I haven’t felt like updating much. However, I have been training intensely, trying to improve my skills. I am now a chronic sketcher, filling sketchbooks with abandon. I also been experimenting with traditional art media, such as watercolors, and india ink. However besides some studies, I haven’t really painted anything as of late besides a illustration that that has been driving me crazy for the last month. . I feel my drawing skills are at a descent enough foundation to start painting again. Because it IS important for me to paint on a regular basis, I have decided to start a ‘daily painting’. One painting everyday, of any subject or idea that I would find beneficial. I allocate about a hour for each painting. I will then upload the image to this blog and perform a self critique (If I have time to critique). Feel free to add any input if you wish. I attempted to do this a few times before but I failed because I made my criteria too strict and couldn’t think of anything. But now it could be anything to something out of my mind’s eye to a study of a master. It gives me more options and less excuses. my goal is a painting a day for a year.

For my first painting I imagined a dynamic scene with a dragon attacking a person. Drawing dragons is somewhat in my comfort zone. I will be more brave and branch out in the future. What I like of this painting is my use of chiaroscuro and the actual composition. I’m beginning to get a hold on my light rendering skills. The shadows need more work. I ran out of time to finish rendering the human and the dragon’s teeth. The stalagmites might be too distracting from the composition. When I drew the sketch I used a brite white line and then mistakenly painted on top of it instead of using a separate later , later I wasted time painting over them over and over to get rid of them. The human’s head might be too big. The cavern floor could definitely use some texture.

Medium: Adobe Photoshop

Time spent: 50 Minutes

Theme: Fantasy / Dragons

Daily Painting # 1

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Dragon Speedpaint plus warp tool fun

After struggling to draw Gina yesterday, I decided to take it easy and draw a dragon. experimented with the lasso tool in creating the silhouette. I wasn’t happy with it so I messed with the warp tool and made a totally different dragon I was happy with. the warp tool is fun. . Video in Real time, not sped up.

dragon speed painting of awesomeness

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Dragon Marker Speed Sketch with Demonstration Video

I was asked previously to show my sketching process. I decided to draw something that I draw often for practice and that is a dragon’s head. The demonstration is in real time and not sped up. I drew completely out of my imagination. The video runs for around 19-20 minutes and features some strange ambient music I created using Nodebeat. I am thinking of uploading some more demonstrations (perhaps my digital painting process if I ever can save up for FRAPS) and even some tutorials in the future.

The markers I used are : A Ultra Fine Sharpie, Sketch and Wide Copic markers W3, and a cool gray set of Spectrim Noir alcoholic markers.

Here is the finished sketch:

dragon marker demo