On The Drawing Board – Bugs & Ziggy

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BUGS & ZIGGY

IMG_0224copyCuteness overload! Meet Bugs the rabbit who lives with his friend Ziggy the cat. Ziggy and Bugs are having their portraits done to be given as a birthday present.

First up is Bugs, below is the initial sketch. Really looking forward to this one, has been a while since I had a rabbit to draw, especially one with such interesting floppy ears!

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First stage, sorting out where all the fur goes!

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Worked out all the directions of the bits of fur now. Looking slightly strange without eyes but they will take a bit of research as aren’t very clear on the photo.

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After looking at photos online to analyse the eyes of ” floppy long haired rabbits”, have roughly added them; seems they are really just quite small, deeply inset and dark. Have also started the more detailed work on the left-side of the body and side of face.

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Last details complete, below is the finished Bugs, a bundle of fluffy cuteness! The left image is a photograph and right one a scanned image (the scanner tends to lighten it slightly).

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IMG_1508 The start of Ziggy, doing the most time consuming part, adding all the stripes!IMG_4522

Finally all those wonderful tiger stripes have been added!

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Have worked a second layer of detail over the whole body and added an impression of the box. Really like this composition and love Ziggy’s relaxed but watching you look! Next stage, adding the final detail.

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Think I am almost there now but have been working on it intensely for the last few days, so need to leave it on the easel for a bit and have another check with fresh eyes.

 

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