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Pearl Dragon Portrait: Process

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Process for this painting Pearl Dragon Portrait by Kamakru

I forgot I had these photos! So I'll share, for anyone that for some reason may be interested to see how I go about doing my dragon portraits.

Step 1: The supplies! I'm a simple person when it comes to my art. Tupperware dish, check. Toilet paper (we were out of paper towels that night lol), check. Also I added in the second photo my grand painting mat - a piece of paper! I'm so queen. x]

Step 2: The background! I use a dark and light color, with the lighter area in the center for focus. Play around and blend until satisfied. Let dry

Step 3: Nothing drawn in pencil, just dove right in! Using the lightest color of the dragon, painted the main body shape.

Step 4: Gradually working darker, started defining body parts by adding details and shadows

Step 5: Finish up by increasing intensity of shadows where needed, highlights and other details such as eyes and (in this case) the sparkles.

Acrylic paints on 5x7 inch canvas board.


All art (c) Kamakru
Please don't use.
Image details
Image size
4000x16860px 29.9 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jan 6, 2011, 8:36:06 AM
Sensor Size
6mm
© 2011 - 2022 Kamakru
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InspiredLittleBird's avatar
Phenomenal! Great job