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The Fever Dream. by chrisscalf The Fever Dream. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 36 0 Schlock by chrisscalf Schlock :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 70 6 Thing in the woods.... by chrisscalf Thing in the woods.... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 70 9
Creating foliage from scratch in photoshop... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 20 0
Skulls... by chrisscalf Skulls... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 168 7 Dog. by chrisscalf Dog. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 68 4
Making of: Pumpkin cat! :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 11 2
Bray Road Beast. by chrisscalf Bray Road Beast. :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 165 5 Happy October- ! by chrisscalf Happy October- ! :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 82 4 Old art revisited... by chrisscalf Old art revisited... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 318 28 Happy October! Digital art practice! by chrisscalf Happy October! Digital art practice! :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 13 8 Bridge... by chrisscalf Bridge... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 30 5 Bray Road Beast VFX shot... by chrisscalf Bray Road Beast VFX shot... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 195 25 Dragon at sunset by chrisscalf Dragon at sunset :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 858 47
Sketching a dinosaur then animating it... :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 195 19
Animating my dragon painting! :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 56 13


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Quick doodle rough sketch... Homage to old schlocky b/w horror movies of the 50's/60's...
Thing in the woods....
Here is a WIP painting that I am creating as I make some videos demonstrating how I use my own foliage brushes (illustrated from scratch) to create a quick concept art forest scene. Brushes are available here:
Creating foliage from scratch in photoshop...
In the middle of doing a demo video on how I use my own foliage brushes (available here: ) to quickly create assets for fast concept art scenery... Here's a look at the psd document I have created so far while recording these vids... This is a technique I use to do a lot of my commercial work. (Illustrating it 100% from scratch.)
I have tons of stock art/clip art, whatever you wanna call them-- from YEARS of doing storyboards, comps, etc. for commercial art. Basically, I get these deadlines where they say they need it to have (for example) "a couple hundred skulls" covering the land. IN a day. I will generally make my own brushes, or simply create a layer of about 20 different poses of an object like these and then copy paste, etc. These skulls are an example of some of the drawings I do (and how I do them) to get these  comps drawn in a matter of a day or 2. Going through my hard drives, I have found that I have so many THOUSANDS of PSD files of my own stock art of themes--- people, animals, monsters, buildings, city, foliage, and on and on. I'm gonna start sharing them on Gumroad, converted as PSD brushes. Here is the first batch: DEMO VID COMING SOON
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! 
The YT vid: 


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Defago Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! Just curious. Do you happened to be responsible for the Goosebumps 2 movie poster? :)
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Hi! No-- but that would be a cool job!!
Defago Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh. I was 80% it was your work hehe. Anyhow I've been following your works for years.
Thank you for all those video tutorials ^^
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018
Thank YOU! :)
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

simplylehman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student Writer
Hello there. Please feel free to like and comment on my deviations. :)
Mexicankaiju Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Happy Birthday dude!!
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, Chris!
EmperorRindovan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
statistix-13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Happy Birthday! :iconspazhugplz:birthday cake 
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