A commissioned painting. This was a fun yet challenging commission. I never thought I would do a painting of a dragon that was this peaceful.It had a good amount of foreshortening between the feet and the torso. It was also a lighting experiment with my attempt to paint rim and fill light.
I consider this my first ‘finished’ fantasy painting. I worked on it off and on for a month I spent a 7-9 hours total on this image. Originally it was going to be a watercolor painting but due to the fact that I totally screwed up on it and thankfully I had a scan of the pencil drawing on the watercolor paper before started painting on it. I was able to start anew in Photoshop. The story is simple, after a long day of travel a mage and her dragon companion/steed rest on the cliff side, watching the sunset. I know its not going to set the fantasy world on fire but I learned so much from painting this freaking image.
Self Critique: some of the area are still a little rough. I might smoothed them out. I just realized I forgot to render the smoke coming out of the dragon’s nostrils, I will update this post when I fixed it. I felt like I should of put a building on top of the mesa in the distance.Photoshop: 7 to 9 hours
For this landscape painting, I wanted to experiment with red and yellows. I thought a desert setting would be cool and decided to try something more original and put it in a valley surrounded by mountains and put a giant building in the mountain.
A new daily project, similar to my head a day project that I worked on for 35 days.
For the next thirty days will be doing a 30 day environment painting challenge with the exception of the last day in which I will pick the best of the lot and clean it up and make it a portfolio piece. This is mostly to improve myself. Any feedback is most welcome.
Time Spent 1 1/2 to 2 hours : Photoshop : Artwork 2013 Maugryph
For this painting I wanted to tell some story between the two characters in the foreground and paint a ocean\sunset scene with some sort of stone structures protruding out of the water. I was surprised how quickly I was able to paint this. It took me about three hours to complete. I didn’t smudge this time to blend. Instead I used as soft round brush like a airbrush. I enjoy value painting so much. Let me know what you think 🙂
Update: Shrunk down the birds on the tower as they where too big. Lighted up the sides, made it too dark. Cleaned up the tower farthest in the distance
Created in Photoshop
Time Spent Painting: 3 hours.
Copyright 2013 Maugryph