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Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

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Dancing Hippos

I started with the basic shapes.  Then I did some "shape characters,"  then sketched them with movement at the bottom of the page.

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Next, I began to develop my character when I used ballet poses to show movement.  I used to dance in my younger days so this was a fun throwback for me.  Since I have a very active imagination, the half circle head morphed into a hippo in my mind's eye and my character was born. Shading was fun too.

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I drew some fun patterns and voila!  The character was complete!

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Finally, since I don't have Photoshop yet, I finished the sketch by hand, giving it a more refined look.  I have never used this creative process before and enjoyed it thoroughly.  Thank you Judy for your wonderful insights!  :-D

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