Monday, March 25, 2013

Oaxacan Coyote, Stage 3!

Change of scenery: the kitchen table and a drafting board.

Pattern impressed with a stylus.
Working upside-down on the profile to get nearer the face.

The cutoff point for the night arrives:
my Sunburst Yellow keeps breaking.
The Oaxacan Coyote thus far, representing roughly 5.5 hours of work. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oaxacan Coyote, Stage 2!

Starting the clean linework with a True Blue Verithin.

This is one of the handiest tools I've ever used:
the Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster.
It's great for cleaning my electronics and keeping my artwork dust free!
First few layers of color added to lips on profile view.
With most layers colored in for the lips on the closeup view,
I keep a thin line lighter than the surrounding area for a highlight.
I use an X-Acto knife to pare away a bit more color.
Highlight finished by coloring over with a White Prismacolor.
Short update for now. I've roughed in some patterns for the Coyote and will begin coloring the head and body soon!