Steampunk Wombat and Peterbald Cat, Copic Markers 8.5 x 11
I wasn’t sure whether to call him Steampunk Wombat or Aviator Wombat. He has asked me repeatedly to simply call him Taz, his given name. (Actually, I wasn’t sure if I should even call him a wombat, since his appearance has strayed somewhat from species norms. But that’s ok.) Along with Taz today is his good friend Hastings, a reserved yet wily cat.
Because my last post’s piece suffered in the sketch stage, I have included some extra sketches. Here goes:
Steampunk Wombat Sketch 1
Mostly wombat shaped. Reference is an un-attributed photo on this page, which must be Australia’s version of the Franklin Mint.
Steampunk Wombat Sketch 2
A much-needed friend (adding interest to the composition, hooray!) Reference is Sir Mauri Vilendor, hailing from a Lithuanian Cattery. (Ah internet, what wonders you still hold!)
Steampunk Wombat Sketch 3
Now that’s a sketch. I decided against an ocular device obscuring one of the wombat’s eyes, and I didn’t leave enough room for a dandy-ish Victorian scarf or suit, so I went with aviator-ish goggles and a curious yet stylish pipe. Very happy with this sketch, I must say. Slowing down at the sketch phase = good. It also means the sketching takes all of one evening, leaving the rest for a subsequent evening.
Of course it also suggests that taking more days for sketching might be better still, but I must work up my patience slowly.
Steampunk Wombat Initial Ink
Recently I’ve been doing an initial ink in a color other than black. They smudge less when erasing pencil lines, for one thing! But they are also somewhat less final.
Steampunk Wombat Masquepen
Steampunk Wombat Color 1
Steampunk Wombat Color 2
Steampunk Wombat Color 3
Steampunk Wombat and Peterbald Cat
The background is white because I could not decide on a color. Probably peach or something dark. I did some digital backgrounds to test.
Aviator Wombat and Peterbald Cat Peach
Aviator Wombat and Peterbald Cat Purple
Leave it white? Any preference?
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