Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WIP - Orangutan

I have finally managed to get some work done on the orangutan! This is exciting, not only because am I adding a little color, but also because I am not using reference photos I have taken myself (mostly because the male orangutan at the zoo is camera-shy). I've already thrown out one attempt because the eyes weren't right. I came up with my own composition first, then looked for photos to help me get proportions, color and textures correct. I know there's not much sepia at this point, but my plan is to use it as a color, not as a tint to the whole drawing. I'm going to take this slow, and I expect the result will be worth it.

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