Armadillo - student project

Reference photo:

Armadillo - image 1 - student project

Drawing the flat, simplified shape:

Armadillo - image 2 - student project

First try at adding gradients and texture:

Armadillo - image 3 - student project

I liked this a lot, but it ended up leaving very thin gaps in-between some of the shapes (the bands on the torso, where the torso and tail met), so I tried again and liked it a little more.

Final attempt:

Armadillo - image 4 - student project

I'm so glad that I am finally learning how to add texture to my pieces. I'm sure it's going to be a whole new obsession for me. Thanks for the class!