June 26, 2010
June 23, 2010
June 18, 2010
Keep in mind these are still in the rough stage. Comments are always welcome!
June 6, 2010
June 3, 2010
This is the concept that started the entire series in the first place. I had alot of fun with the series as a whole but this was probably one of my favorites.
Polar bears just seem happy to begin with. It wasn't much of a stretch for my imagination for me to give them smug expressions. Don't stand too close, you might get wet!
While painting this image I learned that flamingos get their colorfullness from the food that they eat. Without it they are a pasty greyish-blue color. You learn all kinds of interesting things as an artist. I like the richness of the colors on this one.
This illustration probably changed the most throughout the entire process. I believe this is the fourth variation of the concept. As with all my projects I would have like to spend a few more hours on this but, who knows if it will ever happen. All-in-all I'm happy with where it ended up. Baboons (or Mandrills) have the most ridiculous butts of any animal I've ever seen. And the most colorful as well.