We’re quickly wrapping things up here as I continue to finish refining more of the animals.
I tightened and refined the bee, bat, cobra, luna moth and hummingbird. I lengthened the wings of the puffin a little (and paid better attention to their anatomy), especially after hearing the same comment over and over (“Do puffins fly?”). Like the other animals in this painting, the puffin has been caricatured. And, yes — puffins do fly. I saw flocks of them flying in Alaska.
The mantis got a new paint job as well…
…as did the moose and wolf. That wolf may look tight to you at this size but, believe me, in person you’d see that I painted that fur pretty darn loosely. With the moose I made sure his nose was darker than the rest of his face to bring it out. To that effect, I also added some reflected sky color to the top of the nose to make it pop forward even more.
The anteater received a disapproving eye and more nose detail.
I loved finishing the star-nosed mole and weasel. The re-painting/retouching was nice and simple.
It didn’t take much to finish the panda, either. I made sure his black continued to be less black than the chimp’s black and that his white fur for the most part wasn’t really white.
I’m starting to see the light at the end of the 39 animal tunnel…