Straight from the pen that brought you that other steampunk farmyard animal-in-progress type post, comes steampunk sheep! Or he might be a goat. If he’s a sheep do I need to add horns? Could he be, like, a dandy who trimmed his horns way back so as not to adversely affect the tilt of his hat? The trouble is, I think, that I wanted to do a steampunk sheep and used a girl sheep photo as a guide. See for yourself:
Which is fine, I would totally do a female steampunk sheep. Except I just did a female steampunk llama, so I wanted to do a male steampunk sheep. Anyway, do female sheep tend to look like male goats? Perhaps this doesn’t matter. He is certainly at least one of, a sheep and a goat. Here is what he looked like in the beginning:
And then this monstrosity
I mentioned in the steampunk llama post that sometimes the first layer of color looks so bad I consider abandoning the drawing. Well, I seriously considered abandoning this fellow at this point. I mean, yikes. First, the color combination is looking horrible, and second, I turned the brooch-type thingie into a cane, which is an idea I like but one which would have been nice to decide before inking the ear. But anyway. I didn’t abandon him, but I didn’t have high hopes for him. And really, is that fair?
I am pleased to report he is looking much better now (in my opinion) (thank you Copic markers!) and if it weren’t for that scanned picture above, I would find it hard to believe the color was as bad as it definitely was. Not quite done:
I have to decide whether to fill most of the cane in, in black, because it’s too busy and not doing the overall drawing any favors in its current state. Might do a background. (I said that last time but decided against it.) I can picture an old style plane in the background but I don’t know how to draw a plane. Actually, an airship would be cool. Not this time, probably. Might have to branch out into scenery with airships eventually, though. Now there’s a thought.
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