Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Finished Zoo painting

Here are the final steps. I should have been finished this a week ago but haven't been in the right mood.

So this step was painted about a week ago, I roughed in the flesh tones and some of the darks.

Then I contrasted the darks with some bright highlights. I just work back and forth until it looks right to me.

Then it sat for about a week. Today I finally felt patient enough to complete the last bit of detail work. It only took a couple hours, I kinda feel bad for putting it off so long.

I'm pretty happy with the way this piece turned out. I find my art is quite different when I work directly from reference.


Zen said...

WOW! Fantastic! Those final few steps make a huge difference. I can relate to what you mean when you say you are "in the right mood." Sometimes a work needs some time, and the wait certainly paid off.

Evan said...

Yeah, the final product looks great. The skin tones on the forehead are especially great. And I like how her torso is sort of spilling out of her top (for lack of a more gentlemanly phrase). It looks both eerily realistic and cartoony and fun at the same time.

-loo-bot- said...

Wow! Everything seems to pop out in the right places. There is a great sense of depth with the giraffes coming forth without surpassing Katie in the foreground.