Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oaxacan Hummingbird: template and color study!

^ Refined sketch in my sketchbook (the one Laryssa and Britt got me for my birthday earlier this year!). I worked from photo references from Tony Tilford's The Complete Book of Hummingbirds. This hummer is a mashup of the Sparkling Violet-Ear and Tufted Coquette hummingbirds.

^ Color palette for the Oaxacan Hummingbird, minus black. I chose bolder hues complemented by more vibrant counterparts.

^ Template for the Hummingbird, photocopied from my sketchbook.

^ It's not too obvious, but one photocopy is a 120%; the other 115%.

^ Color palette and color study.

^ Finished color study!

^ Scanned color study.

This Hummingbird is going to be a joy to work on, especially because I've concepted it before starting the final piece.

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