Nov 25, 2012

Avimimus


Avimimus portentosus.
I know it has colours similar to the Secretary Bird, but it wasn't really inspired by it:P
A 100% close-up:

Nov 18, 2012

Acrocanthosaurus

Acrocanthosaurus atokensis:
Without proto-feathers:

I'm going to draw all of the carcharodontosaurids, and all will have proto-feathers. I don't know if they actually had such integument, but Concavenator could have had it, so yeah.

A bonus preview, Avimimus:

Dragons

Recently I did a bunch of sketches of dragons for a drawing course on wysp.ws. You can see it HERE. Check it out:)


A colored version of one of them:

Sep 3, 2012

Photoshop exercises

Just several pics I drew to test some PS brushes and practice lighting.

Studies from photos:




Here I studied how colors of the shadows work depending on the surroundings. It's something I definitely have to work on more:/

Stuff from my desk:

I'm particularly fond of the goldish colours on the cat figurine, since picking appropriate colours is always hard for me.


And the last thing for today is a YT clip about gryphons:
An interesting thing about mythical creatures is how they are rooted in reality - gryphons being derived from protoceratops fossils, cyclops - from elephant (mammoth?) skulls and so on.
Anyway, the video features a lot of nice works from deviantART:)

Aug 27, 2012

Microraptor and Jeholornis

Microraptor gui, Jeholornis prima and Dapingfangornis sentisorhinus (little one).

Progress:

Aug 21, 2012

August update

It's been exactly 2 months since the last update! I changed the name of my blog some time ago, so now it's the same like my username on DeviantArt.
Anyway, it's time for some paleo again.


Massospondylus, Lesothosaurus and Heterodontosaurus. I don't really like drawing sauropods, but I had to rest from feathered theropods. (So now there are "feathered" heterodontosaurs instead.)
The color scheme was a nightmare; I hate using vivid colours, but I wanted afternoon lighting in that particular scene. What I enjoyed most was painting the rocks:D

 Here are some steps:

Sometimes I'm too lazy to do proper research and make a lot of mistakes. You can see that the Massospondylus was too thin, with thin forelimbs and weirdly positioned tail. Everything was corrected later, thanks to the great guys from the dinozaury.com forums. Constructive critique from competent people is always a big help and motivation.

Here's a preview of another work:
It's already been finished, but I can't to show it fully yet. Again, it's a collaboration with Kahless.

And another preview:
Microraptor and Jeholornis. Microraptor need a lot of work, it's hard to draw a fully black creature in this kind of lighting. The pattern on jeholornis' head and neck will most probably be changed, I don't like those stripes now that I look a them.

Jun 21, 2012

Heterodontosaurus

Another preview of a larger work, heterodontosaurs this time:


May 6, 2012

About one year ago me and Kahless worked on pictures for publication (link). The project has been on hiatus for several months and now it seems it's dead. Here are some more pictures that mainly I did:

Petrolacosaurus:




Lagerpeton:

Mesosuchus, a collab [sketch]:

A glimpse of what I'm working on right now:


Feb 17, 2012

gryphon

A gryphon based on the Secretary Bird:


Stuff from my desk:P :



Feb 16, 2012

sabre-toothed cats

After a long pause, I'm back with new stuff and hope that I won't have to abandon drawing again.
I moved to another city in October, don't know if it's temporary or permanent, time will tell. Those several months've made me a nervous wreck, but I'll get over it eventually:)

Anyway, new drawings:





I've got to practice mammal anatomy more. "Animal Anatomy For Artists" by E. Goldfinger is a great help!