Sunday, 22 March 2009

Chinese Dragon by Alex



This is my 2nd attempt on digital painting using GIMP software. I am still getting used to it, and working on my 10.2" screen is starting to take a lot more effort than I'd have expected, and without dedicated zoom function on the tablet was making it harder too. But still, this didn't take me longer than 5 hours. I know that I am still very much into manga style(I am wondering when will I be able to not be influenced by that whenever I draw).

So the sketch on the front page of the presentation paper for the training I attended in Oslo 2 weeks ago was the inspiration(so much for paying attention to what the trainer was saying :Þ). I just drew it on the screen yesterday based on what I remembere because I left the paper at work anyway. I had the urge to draw dragon since 2 weeks ago I am not sure why, and I got another sketch which is almost done on my journal.

Ah well, I hope you guys enjoy this one. ^^

8 comments:

  1. Wow! Such talent here on this blog!!

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  2. Amazingly smooth finish and such detailed piece of work - wow!

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  3. hmm, I don't see anime-influence as much as I think you seem to think there is. I find you more on the dark, sharp, and colorful (still dark) side.

    Anime is more of what I draw ne... <3

    Again, such amazing talent that I really am enjoying visiting this blog often

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  4. Hi Alex, Love the dragon! Thanks for visiting.
    P. S. My art blog is the Most active so follow that one!

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  5. Shelly, hahaha... that's too much of a compliment. Thanks for liking the dragon, I hadn't been drawing a dragon since I was probably 11.

    Sarah, the tablet does help a lot in making strokes. But I learned a good lesson, always draw on a canvas sized A3 and above when you're doing a digital painting, because when I printed this one out, I could still see the pixels.

    FuiPing, teehee...glad you like it.

    Tanna, you're just so sweet as always dear. I think I need to throw a bit more of cell-shading technique away to achieve realism. I'll keep trying! ^^

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  6. amazing work!I love the breezy effect and wonderful colours!

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