Ever since I resolved to break away from the tired-and-true way of painting fur, it feels as though I've made a massive jump towards how I how want my art to look (at least when it comes to fur); The pattern isn't all that natural yet and there are problems with handling the different hair lengths but I'm confident that it's going into the right direction. -which is incredibly motivating. Right now there are three more big paintings in progress and two more already sketched, I'm not gonna run out of opportunities to practice anytime soon! I'll also remember the tapestry-pattern-idea for future portraits since I'm always at a loss for what to put into the background. This here seem to be the right kind of 'pretty but not overly eye-catching and time consuming'. What do you think?
Comments are highly appreciated as always!
PS CS4, Intuos 4 ~ca. 8h Character [Mint] belongs to =Kiramere Texture/Pattern used [link]
This is awesome! I really love the way you do your fur; its so unique! I'm mostly a traditional artist myself, mostly because I get frustrated every time I try digital art. XD But seeing all the amazing digital art here really motivates me. Keep up the amazing work!
Believe it or not, your progress is encouraging to me, too! xD I want to get where you are! I've been practicing digital for over two years now, but I still have no idea how to do this kind of thing. The tapestry idea does work VERY nicely, compliments the blues in the feathers and beads, while also making the green of the eyes and beads stand out splendidly. :3 It all just looks GORGEOUS and well-planned.
Thank you so much! It makes me so very happy to hear that my stuff can be an encouragement to others <3 If you keep practicing and don't give up I'm sure you'll improve a lot over the next years -besides, you're only 15 and very good for that age already!
This is amazing, you've really done an excellent work with the fur, the level of detail is just outstanding! But what I like most is how convincingly the potrait of Mint fits with the background tapestry, great job !
Beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on that fur- I still have no idea how artists draw fur. And, the cat looks so friendly and intelligent. The tapestry-like background works, the viewer thinks of a tapestry or wallpaper being behind the cat so there is a sense of depth, but it does not distract from the subject of the portrait.