Vary­ing the rab­bit’s shape

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I al­ways tell my­self that if my out­line sketch doesn’t look good enough, think about the ba­sic shape or shapes. Dif­fer­ent shapes can ex­press very dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics. It wouldn’t be very in­ter­est­ing if a lot of rab­bits emerge from the hole, all look­ing the same. So I make use of the Dis­tort tool. It also comes in handy when al­ter­ing per­spec­tive.

Choos­ing my colours

There are three main ar­eas that will at­tract the eye: the rab­bit, tree and back­ground. I choose my colours by us­ing ei­ther a tri­adic or ana­log colour scheme. Then I sep­a­rate out colour tones: here the back­ground is light, the tree is dark and the rab­bit is be­tween the two. I want to achieve a bal­ance be­tween big, medium and small ob­jects, and be­tween light and dark.

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