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Sketching a dinosaur then animating it... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 186 19
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Animating my dragon painting! :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 50 12
Happy May the 4th! by chrisscalf Happy May the 4th! :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 81 5 Mock cover for tutorial pdf by chrisscalf Mock cover for tutorial pdf :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 45 8 WIP- dragon painting for tutorial by chrisscalf WIP- dragon painting for tutorial :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 147 10 Doing studies and using them to draw dragons. by chrisscalf Doing studies and using them to draw dragons. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 19 2 Dragon Tutorial.. by chrisscalf Dragon Tutorial.. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 66 8 Photo realism exercise: Digitally painting a cat. by chrisscalf Photo realism exercise: Digitally painting a cat. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 96 19 Acrylic Dragon Rises Again. by chrisscalf Acrylic Dragon Rises Again. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 99 18 Red Riding Hood. New color scheme WIP by chrisscalf Red Riding Hood. New color scheme WIP :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 202 24 Red Riding Hood WIP by chrisscalf Red Riding Hood WIP :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 151 19
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timelapse dog drawing. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 17 5
Digital drawing study- dog by chrisscalf Digital drawing study- dog :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 94 10
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Making of Realistic Dragon. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 66 16
Finishing up a new dragon painting... WIP by chrisscalf Finishing up a new dragon painting... WIP :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 240 42
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Cartoon Cat Realism time lapsed :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 48 2

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Sketching a dinosaur then animating it...
Saw Jurassic World 2 this weekend, made me wanna animate a dinosaur painting. Here’s a loose/crude animatic sketch of some explorations that I hope to work on when I get caught up with deadlines… More to come. Photoshop, Lightwave 3D, After Effects.
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Happy May the 4th!
Re-posting this one, cuz, well... Why not. Original art was about 90 minutes (might have tweaked an additional 10 minutes on there, dunno) youtube link: youtu.be/ve0VQVYTpYc
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Mock cover for tutorial pdf
Youtube vid of this art: youtu.be/8TZVkU4DB6U
I decided to create an additional pdf with notes about brush settings and further tutorial elements. Having a little fun with the cover...
Tutorial that I will be adding this to: www.udemy.com/how-to-digitally…
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WIP- dragon painting for tutorial
Youtube video of this painting: youtu.be/8TZVkU4DB6U
Working on an older painting that I started a while ago… This is a “reboot” alt  version based on one of my older works. I started it as a tutorial, but never finished it. But now that I completed this other tutorial here— www.udemy.com/how-to-digitally…  , I decided to go ahead and finish this one to add to the tutorial as a bonus extra. (If you already bought the tutorial in the link, you will of course automatically have access to the new content)
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So.... I did a new piece of art of an old subject: a dragon. Did my usual thing; screen recorded it (for future tutorial creation) and then time-lapsed it... Then posted it on Facebook, and at the same time, youtube. This was 3 days ago. As of this post, it has been viewed over 71,000 times on Facebook (shared over 1700 times) yet, on youtube it hasn't even broke 1000 views. I'm relieved and perplexed at the same time. Relieved, because up until this moment, I really was wondering if perception of my artwork was going downhill (as I have seen so many newer channels with 6 digit view counts, and I usually can't go much higher than 400). So I thought I would try going back to doing a dragon (my most popular subject when my YT channel was booming). I posted it on FB thinking it would do okay, and was mostly focused on trying to get my YT presence back up there. 

Well... Ultimately, the reverse happened. Which is actually really good. Because now I don't feel so bad about whether or not it is my art-- clearly, it is an algorithm thing, or something. I suppose it could also be the trend of content I have been putting on YT in the last 5 or 6 years. Kind of wandered farther away from this tyoe of art gradually each time by posting a wide swath of "other" work... And snippets only, too. Perhaps I just need to upload one painting a week of this subject and caliber. We'll see. I shall continue on! 
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:iconbritts-demesne:
britts-demesne Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are just.. amazeballs. I'm loving it all.
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chrisscalf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Thanks so much!!!!
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Schutzw0lf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork and really great tutorials.
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chrisscalf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
thank you!!!!
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Lashzara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Chris I have a question for you since you have a job in the professional work.
Have you ever been accused of tracing? What would you do if you were?
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chrisscalf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Hi! What kind of tracing? Tracing a reference, or tracing someone else's work? I never get accused of anything professionally in my client work. Always get weird suspicions by random public...
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Lashzara Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess either. Like I got banned from a group recently because someone accused me of tracing someone else's work. I posted my reference and I was then accused of tracing the reference. I don't really know what to do about it.
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chrisscalf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Tracing someone else's work would definitely be bad... Not sure about tracing a reference. MANY professionals do it, and have been doing it for years. Some top pros. Even photo bashing is big now. Thats said, there are factors involved that could make it good or bad... If it's a photographer's copyrighted work,. and the composition is obvious, then it can get controversial. (I seem to recall some comic cover artists who were called out for it-- i.e. using exact poses of women from well-known glamour mag covers for a female super hero cover in comics, etc).

But if it's a stock reference that you acquired for the very purpose they it is made available for-- or it's your own reference, usually that is fine. I got in trouble a long time ago (when I was very naive and did not understand copyrights) when I used some images from a website of a rock band to do a painting of the band.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
Congrats on the shout on io9 today! io9.gizmodo.com/time-lapse-foo…
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chrisscalf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
What--? 
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