Long Horned Ram

I wish I could have made the image look less pixalated.... Here's to hoping you get the gist of it anyways!

I took on this project in the hopes to dip my toes into the traditional/digital world. I've never done anything like this before I am always keen to lern new things.

I started off with going on Pintrest (who knew it woul be such a valueable tool!) and looking up different animals. Turns out I really liked the different horn styles of the sheep and rams that were poping up. Unfortunatly I didn't keep the sketches related to this project, otherwise I would have posted those as well. One major thing that this process has taught me is that it's ok to spend an infinate amount of time on a project. I've never before spent as much time adding details to my drawings, prefering always to get a drawing done and move on to the next one. When she said to spend a good 6-8 hours drawing I almost thought there was no way I could pull it off. Turns out I really enjoyed getting lost in my drawing. I've kept it up ever since and have created pictures I never thought possible. :)

Once I was done with my drawing, I had the wonderful challenge of having to scan it in two parts. (note the wonderful line going through the scanned version top right.) However I'm glad I did because it gave me a chance to play around in photoshop for a bit and make it look almost like it was indeed scanned in one piece.

I had a lot of fun playing around in photoshop, trying different colours, practicing my pen tool skills. That said, I'm not a huge fan of the end result, but I don't hate it either. It was a good first project and I'm looking forward to using these new found skills in future projects :)

I do welcome any feedback you may have. I am indeed always looking to go forward!

Thanks for looking!

Lauren

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