Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Working on the Fur
It may seem odd to so enjoy working on the fur when it's so repetitive - adding layer after layer of pretty much the same thing. But it's so amazing to see the lines slowly transform into something that actually looks like fur - soft here, wiry there, short here, long there - bringing the dogs to life. The challenge with the black fur is to make it rich looking and not just a dead black solid color. And the challenge on the other dog is to get the markings right so that they help define the form.
The background seemed too spotty so I added color to even out and enlarge the cloud shapes, especially on the right. Now I'm happier with the sky, but the icy tundra definitely needs work.