How we made our 2015 Happy Holidays card!
What should we do... Rachel said how about a girl ice skating? - include some kinda animal....
Into the sketchbook I went - Canson Universal Sketchbook 10 x 14 with Col Erase Light Blue Pencil
From Rabbit to Dog, added Pea Coat - Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil
Scan and finalize in Photoshop
On to the full size original - drawn in Col Erase Light Blue 11 x17 Bristol Board
Decided to add hood and fur to end of sleeves, and singular valkyrie type braid - drawing with HB lead now
Rachel found reference for the jacket in Miracle on 34th Street which really helped with construction
Dog or wolf - not sure, and moved "girl's" legs back to accurately support her legs and empasize being on tip toes
Move legs back to original position - better compositionally - and found ref for boots!
Buttons on jacket - accuracy and depth cues
WHOOSH from skates!
One more time with wolf...
Slept on it and changed to Arctic Fox - took about 10 minutes to draw - good decision
Final pencil art
Detail of skater
Detail of Fox
Rachel Dodson's inks over my pencils
Rachel inked this completely with Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink
Detail of fox lineart
Detail of skater - love what Rachel did with the hair!