Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 6/21/11)

A place for any sort of art you have done.

Moderator: Æron

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 11/8/09)

Postby cougartiger » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:19 am

A sleeping dragon. I had fun doing this one. The spines on the tail aren't right so I'll update at some point. In the meantime: DO NOT DISTURB! :)

Image
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
Merry Christmas, DC
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:31 pm

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby Merry Christmas, DC » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:29 am

wow, that's so much better than your last stuff O_O
Meh, shes a lesbian.

User avatar
D-puff
Posts: 560
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:04 am
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby D-puff » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:27 am

First thing that came to mind when I saw that was the red dragon from Bone.
ImageImage

User avatar
Arloest
Moderator (retired)
Posts: 4550
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:59 am
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby Arloest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:35 am

wow, that's so much better than your last stuff O_O
Who sleeps shall awake, greeting the shadows from the sun
Who sleeps shall awake, looking through the window of our lives
Waiting for the moment to arrive...
Show us the silence in the rise,
So that we may someday understand...

User avatar
MuffinSticks
Posts: 2865
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:16 am
Location: Vancouver, Washington

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby MuffinSticks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:41 am

Yeah seriously, what they said. Keep training grasshopper.
КТО ТРОГАЛ МОЯ ПУШКА

<Muninn> Too furry for saneville, too girly for boystown
see, how far raine dog got placed in the background? take that you blue bitch

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby cougartiger » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:19 pm

Thanks everyone!

The improvement is mostly because, after the whole tracing thing from Fritz, I took a month off from drawing to re-think my approach. I decided to start from scratch, throwing out everything I thought I knew about drawing. I began with simple "copy this" books to get a basic idea of drawing. I kept at that untill I knew I was ready for something more complex.

The dragon book I'm working from now has actual text so it's not just "copy this". The drawings in the book just serve to illustrate the text, so you can see what you should be working toward. More like an art class in that respect.

Once I get the drift of the section of the drawing I'm working on, I close the book and work on my own. The end result is not a direct copy but a semi-original.

Thanks to this approach, I'm starting to learn how a drawing works and how to apply my own style to it. I hope that by this time next year, I'll be able to take the "training wheels" off and create stuff on my own.

But for now, there will be more dragons and other mythological creatures. :)
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
MuffinSticks
Posts: 2865
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:16 am
Location: Vancouver, Washington

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby MuffinSticks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:18 pm

Fritz struck him down and he became more powerful than any of us could possibly imagine.
КТО ТРОГАЛ МОЯ ПУШКА

<Muninn> Too furry for saneville, too girly for boystown
see, how far raine dog got placed in the background? take that you blue bitch

User avatar
Muninn
Moderator (retired)
Posts: 7309
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:22 pm

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby Muninn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:23 pm

That's really good, you should keep at it.

User avatar
Segovia
Posts: 3347
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:11 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Contact:

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby Segovia » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:41 pm

Pretty good dragon. Keep up the good work!
ImageImageImage Do the Furry Dance!ImageImageImage
Image
My Facebook
My Da account.

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby cougartiger » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:32 pm

First thing that came to mind when I saw that was the red dragon from Bone.
I'm not very familiar with Bone. I've seen it and flipped through a few of the books and it looks like something I would enjoy. Maybe I'll spring for the giant complete volume sometime.
Fritz struck him down and he became more powerful than any of us could possibly imagine.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I hear Han Solo saying, "Great kid, don't get cocky!" Good advice. :)

I'm almost finished with the next one, a closeup of a dragon head. It's not as good as the sleeping dragon but it would be stupid to expect all of my art to come out that well everytime. I also made my first attempt at scales and I think they are OK for a first attempt. I'll practice.

It should be up either late tomorrow or Monday. After that will be a sort of "graduate" drawing in which the author will take everything taught in the book and combine it into one drawing: a fire breathing dragon. I predict it will take awhile to complete as I hope to get it right.

And again, thanks everyone!
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/15/09)

Postby cougartiger » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:46 am

Here's a big ol dragon head for ya.

Image

As I said, it's not as good as the sleeping dragon but it's not bad either. I think you can tell I really wasn't that interested in it. I found it kinda boring to tell the truth.

I started today on a fire breathing dragon which is much more interesting. That one should take a while so it'll probably be up sometime next month.
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/21/09)

Postby cougartiger » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:46 am

Bouncing back from my so-so dragon head, this is my last dragon for now. It was supposed to be a fire breather but I opted for lightning just to be different. That and I've seen too many Japanese monster movies. ;) Anyway, it came out pretty good and I'm happy with it.

Image
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 12/21/09)

Postby cougartiger » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:50 am

Moving on to other mythical creatures, I quickly learned, like many before me, that horse anatomy is very difficult. This was my third attempt and the best. I left the eyes blank cause I just like the sinister vibe it gives off instead of the normal cuddly unicorns you usually see. Very happy with this!

Image
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 2/20/10)

Postby cougartiger » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:31 pm

Back from the dead! Here's some stuff I did or was doing when I lost my job last September and got too depressed to draw.

The good news is that the depression has lifted and putting these up is my first small step towards drawing again. Next step will be to update my DA page with these. After that, I'll see about putting pencil to paper again. :)

First, an unfinished phoenix. Needs his feet finished. Someday...

Image
Last edited by cougartiger on Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/

User avatar
cougartiger
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:53 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Cougartiger's Artwork (Updated 2/20/10)

Postby cougartiger » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:33 pm

Unfinished griffin.

Image
My Deviant Art page, home of my epic biography of Captain Lucius Locke, The Pirate's Tale.
Now including artwork!

http://cougartiger.deviantart.com/


Return to “Arts”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests