From sketch to finished Product -Minor Reference

From sketch to finished Product -Minor Reference - student project

 

From sketch to finished Product -Minor Reference - image 1 - student project

I took a while sketching over and over again until I got a character that I liked. I referenced the Jaw line and ear for the character, everything else is done without a direct reference.

From sketch to finished Product -Minor Reference - image 2 - student project
I inked and didn't realize the eye was too high
From sketch to finished Product -Minor Reference - image 3 - student project
I added some tone using a red hue and then turned it into a yellow
I dont show the next step, but I add a Maroon like color underneath this layer,
Change the color of the hair to be white, then paint over it with a color picker from the furry coat yellow.
The fur is done using a textured brush for the tones, then going over with a different brush in many small strokes over the initial tone using the same yellow.
I move the right eye and fill in the gaps
I blend a lot of the colors and paint in some shadow from the hair by color picking near the eye.

Some point while painting I fix the nose a bit.

Lastly I add in the eye brows again


From sketch to finished Product -Minor Reference - image 4 - student project

 

From here I want to add some more contrast to remove the character from the background some more. At the same time I add rim lightning based off the color chosen and also add a glaze effect for the eye
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Lastly I decided to play with levels to increase the contrast, I might have turned it up a bit too high, but I'm satisfied with both outcomes nonetheless.