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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Well Roc is done. I used the water texture pattern on the manatee as well, then used my wacom tablet to shade him all on one layer set to 30% opacity. I am pleased with how he finished up, especially the mossy green that colorizing the line work lends to piece.
I've colorized the drawing layer and added a vector layer with a gradient to introduce color to this little guy. He's really cute, and looks like a boulder at the same time. I think I'll name him Roc. To much?
Friday, November 11, 2011
I colorized the ice lines separately from the seal lines on this drawing. I like how the snow shapes hint at perspective. It's very hard for me to refrain from detailing every hair on this little sweatheart. I especially love his ears and just want to dote on him. Someone please send me a baby seal.
Taken just sixteen miles from the spill, this video show us what the gulf was like "before". Warning: this lovely original song will lodge itself pleasantly in your thoughts.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Four layers into coloring in Photoshop, this little one is starting to look cute. I'm very pleased that the blue gradient I use for underwater backgrounds also works for shallows, ice and sky.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
This is the first above water view in the series, I'm keeping the gradient, but experimenting with a ripple highlight layer. The overall effect is still peaceful, and the subjects are so sweet. I just want to squish them! Why haven't more toilet paper companies used otters for spokes-critters. They are perfect!
I started looking at sea otters for a commission, but they are so cute and clever, that I need to add one to this series. I am not scared to look at these, I might even swim with one if it were tame. Maybe. Let's not test that though, OK?