Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wyverns and a Kid

Hello everyone. Below is a bit of painting practice that got a bit out of hand. Only wanted to paint over a sketch of a dragon but ended up painting two, plus a horse and an environment, oh well.

Thought it would be interesting to share a wip from very early on. Ended up cutting a lot of the environment out, it would have been useful if I wanted to put another character in the foreground but without anyone or anything else there it was extraneous. A good reminder to always plan composition in the early stages to avoid wasting time. I'll probably attempt another painting at some point with a color scheme closer to this earlier stage.

Also, as promised in the title, a kid.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bones, Ungulates and Others

Another sketch dump, consisting of some skull studies, pronghorn and other miscellaneous creatures.

Here's a drawing of the extinct american cheetah (Miracinonyx) chasing down an extant pronghorn. Size comparison is probably not exact. The american cheetah is named such primarily due to morphological similarities between it and the contemporary cheetah, owed to a theorized case of convergent evolution. In actuality it's more closely related and similar in size to the modern puma/cougar.

The pronghorn is also interesting for similar reasons. Neither a deer nor an antelope, it's the sole surviving member of the family Antilocapridae and evolved separately from true antelope. It's closest living relatives are the giraffe and okapi. Their horns are also built more like a giraffe's knobs than anything else, composed of an inner bony core and a skin covering that hardens into a keratinous sheath and is annually shed. Both males and females have horns although the female's are smaller.

A walrus, hippopotamus, manatee hybrid.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Zoo Sketches

Handful of drawings from a short visit to Cougar Mountain Zoo.
Cougars, caribou, and wolves.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2016 Debris

Last doodles of 2016. Farewell to a strange year, I hope I can make the next more productive as far as personal art goes. Lots of ideas as usual buzzing through my head, soon the time will come to throw them all in the thunderdome and see what survives. 

Most of these are all messy stream of consciousness scribbles without much planning to them. Some are working out ideas, others random, a few are life drawings. Ideally at some point I'd use some as ref for more finished drawings later.

Some neglected Inktobers:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wolf Study

Used an anatomy study as an excuse to try out stylized fur. No symmetry used for added difficulty. Here are a bunch of random renders ~

Some comps of zbrush BPR renders