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?