Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig - student project

I made this illustration in honour of the Year of the Pig starting today!

I wanted to practice using the selection tool and alpha lock on layers so that I could quickly recolour and add fine details on specific shapes.  Some of the different shapes I did this on were the shape of the body overall, the shape of the snout, the nostrils, eyes, and the stars in the background.

I REALLY appreciated the tip about using the large brush to make a perfect circle!  I have been missing a circle tool but this will be a quick cheat for me.

Thank you so much for the wonderful class!


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Year of the Pig - image 1 - student project

Kiva-Marie Belt
self-teaching artist & illustrator