As I haven’t blogged any of my own art in absolutely ages as I haven’t done anything new in quite a while, I thought I would give my drawing skills a bit of a workout so I drew these guys freehand using Staedtler HB – 3B to get some nice tonal variation for obvious light reflections, shadows, shading etc.

Improvising without a scanner, I used Canon 300D to take macro shots of each animal which then got imported into Photoshop. Alot of heavy mouse work proceeded, to add some rich, complimenting colours to bring a little more life to the characters.

PS   Click the image in post for some insane detail !

The image can be found on the first page of my illustration gallery in portfolio