Edit: After receiving some advice/ crit. from my friends, Syd and Alan, I made some adjustments to the painting. There's still quite a bit I could keep going with/ work on, but I'll need to put it on pause to start another painting. This has been super fun though...I might look into doing it in color at some point. :P
You can find Syd's website here: http://www.sydweiler.com/
And Alan's site is here: http://alanimation.tumblr.com/
Howdy-hey, everyone! I wanted to take the chance to update on what I've been working on. While I was chomping away at thesis, I found myself compelled to create a strange doodle of a dragon coming out of the rocks (spurred by music from Panic! At the Disco). I decided to keep going to try and test my value/rendering skills. I thought it would be a good warm-up before tackling a future painting I have in mind.
There's no real story to it (since it was supposed to be just a simple exercise). But if you must know, it's about a little kitty-cat samurai who must vanquish the demon plaguing his lord's mountainside (in exchange for slaying the beast, he gets his tail back). I created the cat after being inspired by Usagi Yojimbo, and John Nevarez's cat doodles.
When I get home, I'll scan my cat doodles (or I might just paint another pic. him...who knows). Also, feel free to comment and crit.--I always appreciate the help! :)
Ciao for now!