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Real Media Wot? by Altalamatox Real Media Wot? by Altalamatox
Third project for Illustration, I chose to try out traditional painting. These are pencil drawings painted in acrylics on Crescent illustration board, and are just a little smaller here than life-size.

For some reason I'd made it to this year not knowing acrylics could be used as washes, thank you gimpy art program. Washes are a magical thing.

I hate those dragons so much. XD But these were all enjoyable. Nice to be able to work on something without being shackled to my computer chair. Also nice to have no Undo command and less control in general.
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:iconshralana:
Love the little tantrum dinosaur lol
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azzacanth Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
The dragons are actually very cute in spite of your ill will ;) The only thing that bugs me about them is the baby's tail seems to be sort of blendedwith the adult's horn. not enough contrast and similar shape at the same angle confuses the brain.
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:iconaltalamatox:
Thank you!

Yeah, the tail was one of the things my professor kept pointing out as well. I dislike that painting because the underdrawing was just some mindless spur-of-the-moment thing I poo'd out one evening without meaning to share it. But then I needed some lineart to paint for class so I nabbed it. The composition is mindbendingly awkward in so many ways and it's not something I should've painted over.
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azzacanth Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, maybe next time a bit more refinement and redesign is in order. I know how it goes having to finish something when you really don't wanna cause there's something just bad about it in your own mind.. not that necessarily everybody else would notice or care. They're still very cute :D But I see what you mean about the composition too. Its not extremely noticeable in the format you've presented here but it might be if I were to see the piece by itself.
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:iconsehvrin:
The dragon picture is so cute ^^
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DenzelAJackson Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you render skin texture quite well. and i totally agree about how nice it is to work on traditional projects so that you can move around more with it
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aboveClouds Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Really great job! I'd love to see more acrylic paintings from you in the future. ^^
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SwanLullaby Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome characters!
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Susiron Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours on these are stunning. You shouldn't hate those dragons, they look beautiful-- and adorable ; u ; < 3
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Agatha-Macpie Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG ! The details on dragons'scales are amazing ! Lovely work, really ! I'm speechless ! :D
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