Thursday, 6 November 2008

Slow progress

I have spent quite a bit of time on Honey today, without much progress. First I made slight adjustment to the fur to the right of her left ear (as you look at her). I knew from Tuesday's scan that it wasn't right, it's funny how scanning it and looking at the picture on the pc can show up the mistakes that I can't see when it's right in front of me. I really struggled with her eye, I started off with much too pale a colour, then of course because it's drafting film I couldn't get the layers to darken it. But I persevered and used the blending pencil and the result is just about ok. I'm still having problems with the fur colours and the fur direction, when I look closely at my reference pic I can see there are so many different colours and the hairs are changing direction here there and everywhere! - I need to be much more patient and precise to get it right - not something I'm good at, bg. Having said all that, I'm still fairly happy with my little vixen - here is stage two.


Tracy Hall said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Karen! This is looking super so far. I've never tried drafting film, it seems to be very popular amongst cp artists!

Karen said...

Thanks for your comment Tracy. This is only my second piece on drafting film, I like how the colours glide on so easily but I'm not at all sure about not being able to get lots of layers down - I don't feel I get the same depth. I know it's my technique that's at fault as other artist's do super work on drafting film.