5 Crea­ture Creation, Start to Fin­ish!

See how Emily de­vel­ops a crea­ture that’s filled with life and char­ac­ter…

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A Rough ideas

Most of my crea­ture ideas be­gin with a very rough thumb­nail. I pre­fer to use a very large 5.6mm heavy me­chan­i­cal pen­cil by Koh-I-Noor, which stops me get­ting ob­sessed with de­tail. I wanted to cre­ate some­thing darkly mis­chievous with this guy.

B Wa­ter­colour sketch

My next step from thumb­nail is sketch­ing with wa­ter­colour. In­stead of dam­ag­ing the wa­ter­colour pa­per, which is very easy to do with lots of eras­ing of pen­cil lines, I use a fine brush (my favourite is size 3 Series 7 Win­sor & New­ton sable) and us­ing a light wash I draw the crea­ture di­rectly onto the pa­per.

C Im­prov­ing on the ini­tial con­cept

In the case of this Darkling Glib crea­ture, I didn’t quite cap­ture the dark and creepy na­ture of the ini­tial rough thumb­nail. How­ever, I was re­ally pleased with the re­sult. With any furry crea­ture it’s worth tak­ing the time to slowly build up lay­ers of washes for the fur.

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