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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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moonlight-goose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Damn it! Why are you so talented?!
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Sold my soul to Sat-- I mean. Practice... >_>
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore the father dragon and the baby. That is too adorable. 
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Shralana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Love the little tantrum dinosaur lol
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azzacanth Featured By Owner 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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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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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Sehvrin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
The dragon picture is so cute ^^
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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