Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wild Thing

Did the figure and tree and finished background. For the most part they complement each other. The foreground in warm browns, flesh tones, oranges and red to advance figure and tree. The background being shades of green making it recede. Adding the detail at the last and over all it keeps me from not looking at the whole picture.


  1. Thanks for posting this Dayle, I found it really useful. I really like the final picture with the pose and expression and the light on the figure. I do the same with my small preliminary sketches (scan them in and enlarge them) and sometimes I print them onto the watercolour paper from the PC. I am only just discovering how to keep a bit of fun and discovery in the final illustration by not overly working it out beforehand.

  2. Beautiful pose. It really has mood and energy, for being such a still moment in what seems to be the character's active life.