Derby #40: Motherhood
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The Polar Mom

The Polar Mom
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folkkevi


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adorable

sundbe11


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Nice! like the shading


recchiap


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Thanks Guys! I didn't get everything into the design that I wanted, but I'm still happy with what I got. I needed about 2 more colors (maybe threadless?)

Josephus


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recchiap wrote:Thanks Guys! I didn't get everything into the design that I wanted, but I'm still happy with what I got. I needed about 2 more colors (maybe threadless?)


? I can see 4 colors besides the dark grey of the shirt color. white, blue, light grey, black. That gives you two more colors you didn't use.
Can you give us a closer view so we can see the other colors that don't show up?

recchiap


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Josephus wrote:? I can see 4 colors besides the dark grey of the shirt color. white, blue, light grey, black. That gives you two more colors you didn't use.
Can you give us a closer view so we can see the other colors that don't show up?


It can be hard to see. There's white, black, gold (in the eyes) blue, light gray, and dark gray, and also the shirt color. The dark gray on the bear and the shadow gray are 2 different grays. My original idea included other animals as well.

This design was more about learning how to submit for me anyway, I just wanted to make sure I knew how to do it.


If anyone has any suggestions on how to make the baby less awkward looking, I would love some suggestions!

daedalusknight


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recchiap wrote:If anyone has any suggestions on how to make the baby less awkward looking, I would love some suggestions!


When drawing animals it's very tempting to just follow the outline an animal creates in a photo or painting, but to make really convincing forms it's important to know the animal inside and out. Start with a sketch of the skeleton... nothing detailed, just a few lines to indicate where the main bones (spine, arms, legs, etc.) are resting. Then draw loose ovals around the bones to flesh out the muscles and fat. Lastly the skin and fur overlaying the ovals will provide the final shape the animal takes.

Hope that helps!

recchiap


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daedalusknight wrote:When drawing animals it's very tempting to just follow the outline an animal creates in a photo or painting, but to make really convincing forms it's important to know the animal inside and out. Start with a sketch of the skeleton... nothing detailed, just a few lines to indicate where the main bones (spine, arms, legs, etc.) are resting. Then draw loose ovals around the bones to flesh out the muscles and fat. Lastly the skin and fur overlaying the ovals will provide the final shape the animal takes.

Hope that helps!


That does definitely help, thanks a ton! I definitely just followed the outline of the polar bears. Thank you for your advice

daedalusknight


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recchiap wrote:That does definitely help, thanks a ton! I definitely just followed the outline of the polar bears. Thank you for your advice


You're welcome. Anyone else need any advice while I've got the artist mojo going? :-)

pinkxrain


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this is so adorable! i would definitely get it :D

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