Saturday, November 23, 2019

Dark Spyro - finished painting

Hello friends! How are you? It's been so busy the last month and a half I can't begin to tell you. Causing some genuine issues which I fully intend on addressing soon. But that's a subject for a later time.

Meanwhile remember this post from last August 21? It was a pencil drawing of Spyro on illustration board. I posted that I was going to paint it. Well I'm happy to report that I did. Here it is...


Took a while to complete. I worked on it at different intervals. I figure around 18 sittings a little at a time since that day in August. Finally finished it the morning of November 2 around 6 am. Then I went to the corner shop at 7 am when it opened and bought a frame. By 9 am I was at a local art gallery to feature it in an upcoming art show and I had to deliver the painting that morning to make it.

The acrylic color palette I used was very odd and also limited. As such I noticed the colors were getting away from me as I progressed with the painting. Spyro was turning out as something other than the red violet he is known to be. So I went with what I had using these unusual colors and decided to make this a different character.

I call the painting "Dark Spyro" and imagine him to be an evil counterpart from another dimension that creates havoc in the world Spyro inhabits. I think I'll call him Oryps.

Thanks for you patience with my extended break from posting. Working on this was one of the reasons. As an added bonus I'd like to feature scans of the painting at different stages of its development going backwards in time. The original is 8 1/2 x 11 inches (around 21.6 x 28 centimeters). 










Here once again is the original sketch...

7 comments:

Hazman said...

Fabulous Charles! It looks so soft, The coloring and the depth's of shading really brings the painting to life! Say Charles I did this drawing of Fake Crash and I like to know what you think here a link. https://www.deviantart.com/hazartsnrafts/art/Fake-Crash-816697054

X said...

If you scroll down the bonus images, it looks like he's starting a fire...

Charles Z said...

It does look like a fire is being started! I noticed that since you pointed it out. Thanks for the observation X.

Hazman thanks for your comments. Glad you like it. It was well received at the gallery showing. Your drawing of Fake Crash is very good! You're a talented artist. I particularly like the pencil sketch you did of Crash on your Tumblr. All decked out in N.P.D. gear. Shows confidence in your drawing!

Hazman said...

@ Charles Zembillas

Thanks! I'm glad to hair that your painting was well-received. The pencil sketch is a reference to a remake of a game that i played this year and is dressed as the Protagonist. I wanted to try and draw a gun because I struggle at drawing weapons so I did something simple so I think it came out good. Maybe I might do more mash up drawing, I have some ideas that I'd like to try!

Charles Z said...

Whatever ideas you have Hazman get them out and see where they go. Have fun and strive for excellence in everything you do.

Nicholas Bayless said...

that looks scary, I like it, the teeth really makes it look little creepy

Charles Z said...

Thank you Nicholas!

Well I don't know what I was thinking. There already is a Dark Spyro character in Skylanders. Maybe there could be more than one. Different versions.