This week’s illustration for the Animal Alphabets art challenge was a Numbat. When I was thinking about what flowers to put in this drawing I remembered that I recently took some pictures of some local wildflowers. I haven’t used any of my own reference for these drawings before, so I felt happy I got to use something I had captured as reference for once.
An illustration of a Military Macaw for this week’s Animal Alphabets art challenge. I created a custom brush for the last bird I drew in this series, but the custom brush approach didn’t work so well for this one–I ended up having to draw the feathers by hand. I think with a bit more work on the custom brush I could have got it right, but I just ran out of time to experiment unfortunately.
Here is an illustration of a Loris for this week’s Animal Alphabets art challenge. Last week’s animal (the Kakapo) was also nocturnal, so I thought I should do a slightly different kind of night scene for this illustration. I’ve been wanting to try a firefly scene for a while now and I thought that they might look good reflected in the huge eyes on a Loris.
This week’s illustration for the Animal Alphabets art challenge was a Kakapo. The toughest part of this illustration was figuring out how to do the feathers on the bird. I’ve recently started creating custom brushes in Clip Studio Paint, so I decided to make a feather brush to tackle the problem. Kakapo feathers have some pretty random marks on them so I’m not sure I got it exactly right, but I think I came close.
An illustration of a Javan Rhino for this week’s Animal Alphabets art challenge. I’ve been wanting to do a water scene with one of these animals for quite some time, but I wasn’t sure I had the artistic chops to do so. I decided to jump in with this animal and give it a shot. Still lots to learn, but I feel I made some progress in this illustration.
This week’s illustration for the Animal Alphabets art challenge was an Indian Elephant. I would have liked to add some other elephants drinking out of the pond in the back, but I ran out of time.
An illustration of an Hawsbill Turtle for this week’s Animal Alphabets art challenge. My favorite part of drawing this was trying to create the unusual patterns on the legs and head that these turtles have.
The Beatles released the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 years ago today in the USA, so I made this GIF to celebrate the occasion. I’ve always wanted to see the Beatles use those instruments that they are holding on the album cover, so I thought this might be a good exercise for my animation skills.
This week’s illustration for the Animal Alphabets art challenge was a Gorilla. Many of the illustrations in this series have been going in the direction of being fairly realistic, so I tried to pull it back a bit and made the face to be a bit more cartoony.
An illustration of an Island Fox for this week’s Animal Alphabets art challenge. This technically counts as the animal for the letter “F” instead of the “I” which is still down the alphabet a ways. In this illustration I was playing around with a few new brushes that I recently added to Clip Studio Paint, so this one was a bit of a learning experience.