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Alligator Portrait

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Since starting this head a day painting exercise about a month or two ago, I have painted the heads in greyscale or a single color. This is my first full color portrait in the series. It is of one of my favorite reptiles, the alligator. After seeing these awesome creatures at my local (as in a hour away :O) zoo, I just cant stop drawing them. The first thing I realized about gators is that there is no green in the alligators scales ( the green on the alligator’s chin and neck in this painting is actually bounce light from the grass below him) and how the scales are more of a brownish blue/gray color. I painted the teeth last. It was amazing how friendly the alligator looked without his teeth. After painting the teeth however, well lets just say I would be keeping my distance. Did you know the muscles in a alligators jaws to open it’s mouth are so week that a person could hold the mouth closed single handed without any effort? However the muscle to close it’s mouth are as strong as a vice. One thing is for certain… I won’t be trying it.

Painted in Artrage
Time Spent on Painting: 1 hour
Copyright 2013 Maugryph

The reference image I used is: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_alligator.jpg

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Chris the Dragon Finished 3D Model + Scene Lighting and Animation Test

smiling anthro 3d dragon cartoon model character 3d humanoid

Chris the dragon is finally finished. I fixed the problem areas in the last model, redesigned the feet and legs, fixed some minor glitches in the hoodie, remodeled the hip area to be more dragon-like, repaired some minor glitches in the face but most importantly painted the textures on him. I took my time on the textures, I wanted a balance between cartoon and realism. This is probably the best 3d character I have completed so far. 3d modeling is a lot of work but you can do alot of experiments and the ability give Chris any pose and expression is so worth it. I did some test renders of Chris in his office. I also did a test animation of him walking around the room. Now all that needs to be finished is Jed the Unicorn and I will be ready to go.

Model made in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio. Textures painted in Carrara. Total Time Spent on this model: 30 hours.

And the animation

http://youtu.be/tLIXvwjO_AU