At first I was uneasy doodling four or five images on this Ram spread from Kerby Rosanes' Animorphia. I had cold feet, I didn't want to ruin my coloring book. When I stepped back and realized that it could actually work I went on the finish the entire horn to my right. I did a mix of the little critter-like creatures and zen doodling for its design. Halfway through the morning I made a similar image on the right horn, and before the day was over I was done doodling!
|Doing the animal's fur was easy since this one was not in motion and all its muscles were relaxed. I just had to follow Kerby's line shadings except for the one on top of its nose. All the photo references I used showed that the hair growth in that area were horizontal. Kerby's lines were vertical. I followed the pegs.|
Every now and then I would take photos of my WIP to play with the contrasts and lighting in my phone's camera to see further what needs to be highlighted and deepened. I just love that I can do that. Because sometimes when I'm working too close on my piece I miss out seeing the bigger picture. The phone and certain photo apps help me with that.
|Happy with my completed work I propped it on my wooden easel and set it on the table for this photo.|
|A close up on the headdress where I used glitter and metallic pens. So much fun to do!|