Hungry Like The . . .

What does a person have to do to get a wolf to hold a pose long enough to draw it?

That question will have to be left for others to answer.  I just copy photos.  They tend to be a little more predictable, and much less likely to leave you with bite marks.

It took literally hours of digging around on Google images, but the perfect wolf pic finally presented itself.  The watercolor I’m working on requires a particular pose, but apparently it’s not the preferred stance for this feral creature.

It took a long time to get a handle on this figure.  The body, legs and tail went quickly, but  the head – mainly the eyes – were trouble!  Once the eye shape was finally good, it turned out that the spacing between them was too great.  Thank goodness for modern technology!

A little lasso-and-nudge in Photoshop and all was right with the world.

With the wolf itself taken care of, the coloring and background were done in no time.  The piercing green of the eyes was the last touch.

What do you think: is that ‘the cherry on top’, or just over-the-top?

This entry was published on September 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm. It’s filed under Animals, Digital Drawing, Seasons and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “Hungry Like The . . .

  1. Pingback: The Next Move « Gabriel Garbow | Artworks

  2. Seriously nice work!

    • Glad you liked it. Let me know if you think the latest post consitutes “un-seriously” nice work, or just a ‘nice try’?!

      • Okay – so I’m not sure how I feel about watching “Big Foot” chewing on toe nails, yuck! I should ask, is this the one you wanted me to check out? Any way, the drawing was good, but subject – I don’t know about.

        Or, was it the white shoes and red toes – those were well done.

      • Sorry if the toenails ruined your dinner. The socks were definitely more of a crowd-pleaser!

  3. I like it, Gabriel… the green really makes the eyes stand out!

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