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Gargoyle by dwsel Gargoyle by dwsel
Speed painting for :iconsticmann: 'nightmare' weekly challenge

1h 10min
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rodent347 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I love gargoyles.
This one included.
sticmann Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
So, tell me. What kind of mood are you trying to set with this? It's a bit ambiguous. You've got some good stuff going on with the lighting, but I'm not really sure what the feeling is supposed to be. Don't make up something now! What were you thinking when you made it?
dwsel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Digital Artist
You've got me then ;)
I wanted to paint human right there below the column, facing camera with expression suggesting fear or 'oh, look! It's moving!' expression, maybe pointing with finger at the figure or with hands put up in random scarried way. I failed totally with perspective and posing character (skeleton was totally mess) so I abandoned human...
Maybe more interesting shaping would help to make it more scarrier? For now its ears remind me of cute Gizmo from 'Gremlins' film :lol:
sticmann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
It certainly doesn't have to be scary. I think the most important thing is that you have a specific purpose for the forms and colors you choose. The goal for these is to make it a conscious choice.
KittyAnnStudio Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
:wave: Hi dwsel :iconflowerdanceplz: The lighting in this speed painting is amazing! :icongivemesmilesplz: I do not know anything about speed painting, but your work is getting better all the time! I just LOVE the pictures you are sharing with us :iconwuvplz:
dwsel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you KittyAnn for your kindness :)
Speed painting is like 'normal' painting but instead of spending several hours on single image you're trying to spend as little as you can. You're concentrating on chosen aspects not at all at the same time and you're trying to be 'sketchy' - block main shapes, areas of light and shadow, and leaving painting without details.
:iconsticmann: is organizer of 'Speed Painters Unite!' group (you can read about it in his journal [link] ) Currently we're deliberating about how to increase number of members :D Would you like to join maybe? No additional stuff is needed - only 1 - 0,5 an hour every week is required. Increasing painting skills is only side effect of participating ;)
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