Bringing it to life
Now I just basically keep detailing and drawing all the little bits that make the art come alive. Stray hairs pointing in different directions, whiskers, mushrooms growing on the mossy rocks… little details here and there. Small points of secondary interest are good too, such as a little owl and a squirrel that help keeps the viewer interested and leads them around the composition. This phase is really the last step – I’m tying everything together into one finished illustration.
Merge layers Cmd+E (Mac) Ctrl+E (PC) Select the layers
you want to merge and
quickly make them into