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Aqua Kaiju - Zbrush by DragonosX Aqua Kaiju - Zbrush :icondragonosx:DragonosX 66 9 Christmas Dragon 2018 by DragonosX Christmas Dragon 2018 :icondragonosx:DragonosX 29 3 Fire Dragon Bust - Zbrush by DragonosX Fire Dragon Bust - Zbrush :icondragonosx:DragonosX 69 8 Moonlight Canyon Dragon by DragonosX Moonlight Canyon Dragon :icondragonosx:DragonosX 38 9 Drakonus Kardinal by DragonosX Drakonus Kardinal :icondragonosx:DragonosX 49 8 Godzillasaurus Concept by DragonosX Godzillasaurus Concept :icondragonosx:DragonosX 100 16 Wolfen Axeman by DragonosX Wolfen Axeman :icondragonosx:DragonosX 23 14 Burning Godzilla by DragonosX Burning Godzilla :icondragonosx:DragonosX 149 22 Nightshade Dragon by DragonosX Nightshade Dragon :icondragonosx:DragonosX 33 8 David the Demolition Crew Ankylosaurus by DragonosX David the Demolition Crew Ankylosaurus :icondragonosx:DragonosX 26 13 Canyon Dragon by DragonosX Canyon Dragon :icondragonosx:DragonosX 54 10 Phoenix Dragon by DragonosX Phoenix Dragon :icondragonosx:DragonosX 174 16 Disco Dinos: Mesozoic Macho Men by DragonosX Disco Dinos: Mesozoic Macho Men :icondragonosx:DragonosX 24 14 Felipe the Carnotaurus Warrior by DragonosX Felipe the Carnotaurus Warrior :icondragonosx:DragonosX 22 14 Ray the Triceratops Cop by DragonosX Ray the Triceratops Cop :icondragonosx:DragonosX 52 27 Jim the T-Rex Cowboy by DragonosX Jim the T-Rex Cowboy :icondragonosx:DragonosX 41 20

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Aqua Kaiju - Zbrush
I've been working on learning Zbrush. I decided to make a 3-D version of a creature I created a while back, the Aqua Kaiju:


I aimed to keep her very similar to my original design but I did change a few elements, and I added a lot more detail to the arms and legs. I polypainted it within Zbrush but I wish the polypainting was a bit more similar to painting in Photoshop. I think you can export the map to Photoshop and paint in there but I watched a tutorial about it, and it looked a little more complicated than I wanted to get into right now. And it didn't hurt to get used to polypaint anyway I suppose.

I am pretty happy with how this turned out, finally feeling like some of the learning is starting to sink in and getting used to working with subtools a little better. I'd love to get this 3D printed, if I can find a way to do it for a reasonable price I might. (I know it's not cheap.) I'd get it printed in a solid color and paint it myself, I know you can do color 3-D printing but that tends to look a bit grittier and sand textured than I would want.

The background is Photoshop.
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Christmas Dragon 2018
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Micron Ink Drawing scanned in, colored in Photoshop CS5. Thanks for looking! :)
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Fire Dragon Bust - Zbrush
I've been messing with Zbrush in between work stuff and other projects. I find the learning curve to be a little steep, I often find myself wishing it had a more Adobe- like interface since I am more familiar with that. This is not my first Zbrush project, just one of the first that looks decent enough to post. This one is just a head and neck but I have another different project that is a full body that I will post soon. I'm trying to get some of the 2018 stuff I worked on wrapped up and posted.

I think Zbrush is fun once you get the hang of it, it just has so many features to learn when you are trying to pick it up on your own. Unfortunately a lot of tutorials seem to overlap and you end up watching a 15-20 minute video to learn the one function you were looking for. I do appreciate all the people who post tutorials online, it has helped immensely and some day I hope to be as skilled as they are, but gotta take baby steps and it can be frustrating to know what possibilities an art program has and feel how far you have to go to get to that level. Sometimes it is encouraging to open up some of the first stuff I did in Zbrush and see that I have made progress since then and I have learned a lot in that time.

This one has a lot of preset scales used so if you use Zbrush some will look familiar. I made a few custom alpha textures too.
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Moonlight Canyon Dragon
I recolored my Canyon Dragon into a nighttime scene with a blue dragon instead of purple- I was playing around with the colors of the sky and I thought it could give it a very different feel recolored.

Here's the original:

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Drakonus Kardinal
This started out as an ink drawing I did 2 years ago in my sketchbook, but after I started coloring it in I decided to make it into a full digital painting because I wasn't loving the ink work on it. After doing the Phoenix dragon a few months ago you'd think I would shy away from feathered wings for a while, they are quite time consuming! :D
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Tara Potts
Artist
United States
I like to sculpt, paint (both digitally and traditional) graphic design, and digital photography. This page is dedicated mainly to my paintings and sculpture. My favorite subjects are dragons, dinosaurs, animals, monsters, anthro, robots, and a wide range of sci-fi and fantasy characters and creatures.

I'm a Mac fan (but I don't care if you are too, choose the weapon that suits you, I always say.) I like playing PS2 and PS3 occasionally. I collect action figures and most of my collection are dragons, Godzilla and other monsters.

I have a graphic designy-type day job but I would love one day to have a job a little closer to my heart. :) I usually don't take on commissions but I will make exceptions, so if you have something in mind that matches my style send me a message or an email. My job takes up a lot of my time so if I can't take on a commission, please don't be offended. Thanks for stopping by my page and have a great day!

Current Residence: Ohio
Favourite genre of music: rock, and anything with a nice thumpin' bass beat! (although no rap or country!)
Favourite style of art: fantasy and wildlife art
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod Video 30GB
Shell of choice: Gamera's
Skin of choice: scaly and spiky
Favourite cartoon character: King Koopa
Personal Quote: "Champions!"
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:icontechno-universal:
Techno-Universal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh so are you open to requests/art trades/collabs? :)
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
Sorry, I can't do requests/art trades/collabs, I am so behind on my own stuff right now I don't want to take on any additional projects. :)
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Techno-Universal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that’s okay though you could still always feel free to let me know in the future if you want an interesting drawing challenge since the image idea I had would probably be a fun challenge for you! :)
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thank you! :)
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Happy Birthday to you. : )
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thank you! :)
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
You're welcome. : )
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Happy B-Day!
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thank you! :)
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