I by no means thought I’d fall in love with coloring furry creatures however currently appeared to gravitate in direction of selecting coloring pages with one thing furry. I’ve finished two cats and a wolf within the final month! I’m nonetheless not mastering it in fact however alongside the best way I study a number of issues that I can share with you.
First I have a look at plenty of photographs of the kind of creature I wish to draw/shade. I imply actually look:
observe the route of progress of furs on numerous a part of the physique,
shade variations of the fur, even white fur has shade variations on account of mild reflections and black or not completely black,
research their eyes, ears, nostril and mouth
Here’s my reference picture for the cat web page from Daydreams by Hanna Karlzon.
I used to be on the lookout for stripped cat. I ended up making mine extra golden brown than gray however this image gave me all of the inspiration. This is my model of the cat:
Stroke by stroke
Sharpen your pencils and shade every strand of fur stroke by stroke. I begin with the sunshine shade and step by step add in my medium shade and darkish/black. You want many layers of colours and strokes to create the real looking look. Keep referring to the reference picture to ensure your route of the fur is right. Don’t be afraid so as to add some fur curls – look intently on the furs on the chest. Patience is vital.
In the unique illustration, the define of the cat is draw with jagged black traces which doesn’t look very pure. I used the Sakura Gelly roll white pen to masks the define as proven within the image beneath. After that, I used coloured pencils to work over the white gel pen furs till I get a pure furry look. Your pencils have to be sharp for this, Color within the route of the furs over the white gel pen. You do need the coloured pencils to scratch off among the white gel and you’ll calmly shade over the gel pen mark to vary the colour. Keep doing this till you obtain the specified look.
You can use the identical approach for different furry creatures. The end result is definitely very satisfying. Here’s one other image of a cat from Daria Song’s The Night Voyage.
Night Voyage by Daria Song, coloured by Betty Hung – colorart.ca
I used the identical approach on the wolf in Imagimorphia by Kerby Rosanes:
Imagimorphia by Kerby Rosanes, coloured by Betty Hung – colorart.ca
I even have one other weblog I wrote final yr on coloring furs right here.
You can do it too! Try it in your subsequent coloring mission.