Thursday, April 07, 2011
Realistic Pet Portraits Workshop April 9 & 10, 2011 - Calico Cat Demo - Update 1
I have darkened a few of the darker areas and will continue to dark and light values as I go to build depth. Several areas, especially the paw, are much to linear in the fur pattern. This will be much more varied later but I wanted to show the difference it makes in creating realistic fur.
Natural objects are not linear and when creating fur, the fur should always appear organic and varied. As soon as you have a straight linear line, they eye jumps to that area and recognizes it as out of place. Sounds simple but I often see this happening in beginners drawings as when you are in the thick of it, sometimes you don't see these things until later once you have stepped away from the easel.