Now you can begin to see Ellie become three dimensional. The background is essentially done at this point. Toward the end I will tweak any areas I think need to be lightened or darkened. You will notice that I used de-saturated purples to help bring out Ellie’s eventual fur colors; the pinks will also link with the pink she has aroun her nose, mouth and neck. (By the way, these colors were approved by Jane, Ellie’s owner.)
I love painting the eyes, and it is always difficult to wait this long before painting them, but I tell myself that the eyes are ‘dessert!’ Through meeting Ellie, getting to know her and hearing how Jane describes her personality, I am able to paint the eyes.
How is she looking to you?
…to be continued.