Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Giraffe Work in Progress, day 3 and finally finished!

Played around with the brow shape last night, and generally worked more texture into the fur. Had the drawing upside down for a bit, and reshaped the eyes a little.
Had a final push on the drawing this morning, as he/she is beginning to annoy me! Sprayed the drawing with fixative again. Needed to decide on the background, this photo is a little bleached out on the left side. Some pictures can be really hard to photo, this is obviously one. Then put in final details, and highlights. Finally decided to work back in some orange and yellow, which had been a little lost during the drawing of the fur texture.
So for now I'm done, fairly pleased, but not totally satisfied, I may revisit this one!
Here's the finished drawing.


rob ijbema said...

and good timing
just painted some pelicans in the zoo
you make me wish i did some giraffes too

Sjamesportraiture said...

Thanks, look forward to seeing your pelicans, great subject!