Thursday, September 8, 2011
Oaxacan Big Cat, Stage 3!
^ I use Post-It Notes and scrap pieces of paper to keep uncolored (and finished) portions of the illustration clean. I'm preparing to work on the Big Cat's forelegs.
^ Partially-completed foreleg.
^ Closeup of the foreleg area.
^ Primed area which includes a spot in need of correction (the impression along the bottom of the paw).
^ Pulling back to show the Big Cat's finished "mittens" on its forelegs.
^ Closeup of the foreleg showing another pattern that has been sketched in.
^ Another work space shot.
^ I didn't use a stylus for every impressed line; for this pattern, I pressed a colored pencil hard enough to indent the paper slightly.
^ Colored around the impressed spots. It has a nice effect and is fairly quick.
^ Inner foreleg patch colored. I love neon greens!
^ Preparing to work on the same impressed-spot area of the other foreleg. Post-It Notes and scrap paper galore!
^ The finished impressed-spot area.
^ Working on the toes. The dewclaw is finished, whereas the larger toes have been primed.
^ Paws completed! Forelegs almost done.
^ Closeup of the right forepaw.
^ Forelegs completed!
^ Closeup of another impressed-line pattern.
^ A shot of the head after I polished it up a bit.
^ How every section begins: slowly priming bit by bit.
^ Closeup of the golden eyebrow line. I added it by gently scraping some of the purple away with an X-Acto knife and recoloring.
Photos showing the progress on the Big Cat's forelegs.
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