Monday, January 26, 2009

Work In Progress Update - Squirrel

As promised, I worked a bit more on my squirrel today. I have to be honest, I followed my reference for the squirrel, but when I look at the reference picture for the leaves, they all just kind of blend together and I don't know what I'm looking at anymore. So...I've just been kind of doing whatever I want. Putting leaves in wherever I feel like sticking whatever color green I feel like I'm just kind of winging it here. I can only hope that when it's done, it makes sense. lol.

I had wanted to work on something else today as well, to break up the squirrel posts, and give you something else to look at...but today was a really lazy day. I only worked on this on and off for about 3 hours...and that's it. I pretty much spent my day on the couch watching tv, and I dozed off a couple of times. But hopefully sometime this week, I can work on something different for my next post. See you then! :)


  1. Hi Jenna. Your squirrel is looking great, so lifelike! Looking forward to more updates!

  2. Thank you, Lori! More to come soon :)

  3. HI Jenna!
    He's a cute little guy, how nice he was to pose for you. If I may make a suggestion? You mentioned not being able to see the leaves anymore? I've been there! Try looking at the leaves as a mass, instead of looking for individual leaves. That would include color changes, or value changes and shapes. Also, remember that if you want the leaves behind this little guy to be in the distance, let them have a softer edge, less color/contrast and they should sit back nicely for you.
    This will be a great picture, keep up the good work!

  4. Thank you Tj! That is great advice...I will put it to the test. At this point I'm trying to figure out what in the world made me even attempt this picture with all those leaves. lol. :)