As part of my animal series, I am working on something a little different. No fur, just major skin, and so texture galore. I have laid down my first few layers the same way I would usually work, and on a separate piece of paper, I'm experimenting.
As you can see, I always work with reference. There's no way I'd want to try to make up these brilliant creatures without it!
Also, I've cut myself out a view finder. This one is cut out from the back of a bright thick magazine cover... and it's about 6 cm x 6 cm with an inner window of about 4 cm x 4 cm. Once I've drawn out the image using the graph system and then putting a layer of 'tone' down (using 2B and 4B pencils), I generally use the view finder to work on isolated areas of tone and texture.
This drawing is approx 33cm x 100cm in size and had a special message, so watch this blog for an update.
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.