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Soldier (TF2) -He will eat you.. (Daily Doodle/Painting/Whatever)

Painis Cupcake art tf2 i will eat you

Its been a year since I played Team Fortress 2, I kind of miss it but not enough to play it 😛 However I finally caved in and downloaded Steam Film Maker so see how it compares to After Effects. It’s easier than I thought it would be and has similar features to After Effects. Setting up objects and props is a bit awkward but that’s OK. I did a test video. I might upload it later.

This portrait is based on a in joke in the TF2 community. It’s from a silly YouTube gmod video. If you don’t get it, don’t worry. It’s really is not worth understanding 😦

I didn’t make it to the blending and detail pass. oh well. My reference for this image was a stupid gmod video on youtube. 45 mins

I know if I want more exposure I need to do fan art of popular things. But when I do fan art I always fell like a sellout.

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Daily Painting No.29 (nope) (unfinished)

nope engineer tf2

This is a gift to my friend Nate, who when I asked what he would like to have drawn, his response was “anything”. I asked him to be more specific and he responded ‘nope’. That instantaneously reminded me of the Engineer of TF2 so that’s what he gets. (I know that was bad grammar, forgive me) It’s funny. This painting was done on thanksgiving day yet I have to set the date 1 day ahead, due to the fact that I painted the first daily painting after midnight, which total messed up the numbering. I finally got my still life objects  painted  with a flat white paint and will be ready to start that tomorrow.

As I said before, my daily paintings will now be studies. I have quirks in my art that makes me unprofessional as a commercial artist that I want to tackle. I wanted to try out using layer masks when painting and I have to admit it helps a lot, it forces you to ‘stay in the lines’ . Also I found out that if you want a sharp edge, the easiest way is to create a new layer, block the form in and then use the eraser to create the edge.

My first study is that of the Engineer, the reference taken from a still form a trailer. Since I was trying something new, it took me two hours+ to paint this, granted I did set up some actions to F keys, and figure how to set up layer masks so that ate some time. Self Critique: it is so unfinished that I wont bother this time…. I forgot the highlight, although they are barely visible on the still. I just realized I forgot to paint the button on the right suspender.. LOL, I’m so lame 🙂

Have a safe and fun weekend everyone, and be careful if you do go shopping tonight as people are very crazy on thanksgiving/black Friday. A new toy is not worth anyone’s life.

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BLU Medic Portrait

blu medic tf 2 evil smile

The Medic is one of my favorite TF2 characters. I did a quick sketch of him last week. I felt that I needed to finish this portrait. I use it as my avatar in Deviant Art.

I also add a hot bounce light for fun. It’s amazing how adding another light source brings paintings to life.  Next portrait is that of Becky Wisdom, a kind lady who follows my blog and is brave enough to allow me to paint a portrait of her face.Photoshop

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Portraits of the Medic, Scout, and Engineer (Team Fortress 2)

scout fan art medic team fortress2 tf2 faces portraits cartoons comic life silly faces mean medic silly scoult irritated engineer

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.