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Christmasaurus Rex

DMACDMAC Moderator mod
edited December 2010 in Artist's Corner
Season's greetings, everyone. Here is my Christmas card for this year:

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Also, I did a little holiday pencil illustration for Kobold Quarterly:

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I love the scales and detailing on that Rex, DMAC. I admire your patience and attention to detail.

    Merry Christmas!

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  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    T-rex, you can't even hold that cookie, just give it to me

  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Yeah, I'm not sure how he's gripping that thing. Maybe it's stuck to his hand with icing.

    Also, I'm pretty sure someone else would have had to put that Santa hat on his head.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Maybe that's why he's so mad.

  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'm sure he had another dinosaur help him out. Someone else had to take the picture, right? Although I guess he could have used the timer...

    Is the Rex a pencil drawing with Photoshop colors?

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Yep. I'll maybe post just the pencils later.

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Christmasaurus Rex only gives presents to clever girls and boys.

    (This is brilliant!)

  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Here are the uncolored pencils:

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Awesome work DMAC, I'm always amazing at the patience you have for applying the detail. Inspiring stuff. :^:

    Oh, and Merry Christmas to you too!

  • pineappleherbpineappleherb Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    quality work brother, very very well done

  • NightDragonNightDragon Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Do you use more than one hardness of pencil, or is that all the same? Also, how do you keep from smudging anything at all? Do you use a glove? Or do you rest your hand on something...? Or maybe it's magic.

    Also, how much digital "cleaning up" do you do, if any?

    Mostly I'm just wondering how your dark lines are so crisply black, and how even though you most likely bumped up the white (and probably the darks too) a bit, there's still the very light midtones there. Do you ever go over the darker lines in Photoshop to really make them black (like the fur lining on the hood, for instance)?

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    I used two pencils. I think I did most of it with an H and then went back over the outlines with an HB to darken them up a bit.

    I always have a piece of paper to rest my hand on when I work since I hold pencils right down at the tip and would totally have a big gray blob otherwise.

    I didn't have to do too much clean up but I did adjust the levels to darken the darks and lighten the lights. That got rid of the slight smudging that was there.

  • NightDragonNightDragon Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Coolio, thanks! :)

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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Yeah, its pretty awesome D.

    But what it REALLY needs is one of those little sound chips. So when you open it...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V595oWP5tSE

  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Me being a dumbass assumed the scales where photo textures!
    Holy Moly! Nice work!

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I would like to think that having Christmasaurus Rex come down your chimney on xmas eve would be considered a bad thing, but I may be alone in that.

  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    My mom said he isn't very Christmas-y. He's wearing a Santa hat! His name is Christmasaurus Rex!


    Also she felt bad for the gingerbread man.

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    He was asking for it. Muffin man indeed!

  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User
    edited December 2010
    DMAC wrote: »
    My mom said he isn't very Christmas-y. He's wearing a Santa hat! His name is Christmasaurus Rex!


    Also she felt bad for the gingerbread man.
    im sure the gingerbread man had it coming.

  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    If I recall the gingerbread man story, he was a real jerk. Let me look that up...

    Edit: Okay, I guess I remembered that wrong. In every version of the story, he seems to get the short end of the stick.

    Edit 2: 'Presently the gingerbread boy said, "Oh dear! I'm quarter gone!" And then, "Oh, I'm half gone!" And soon, "I'm three-quarters gone!" And at last, "I'm all gone!" and never spoke again.'

    now I'm sad

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  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User
    edited December 2010
    nah, how can a t-rex even capture a ginger bread man?

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    L.E.O. wrote: »
    nah, how can a t-rex even capture a ginger bread man?

    A T-Rex can't, but a Christmasaurus Rex can. Didn't you watch A Christmas Carol? Remember the Ghost of Christmas Future, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Past and the Ghost of Christmas Cretaceous?

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    hey dmac

    I love you DMAC

  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    I know it, baby.

  • feebsiclefeebsicle Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    this rocks
    it turns back the clock

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