I am continuing to work on Baby Giraffe as another of my African Animals series. You can see that I have removed all the mask from the baby, and now the results of the pours of color that I began with are fully revealed.
Here the Baby has the first pass of color on him and his mane. I will now be working on darkening the mother's coat before beginning the face detail of the baby... I need to set the colors against which he will "pop out". I am finding that although these pieces are large and take a lot of work/time, the creatures seem to have personality which is just waiting to come to life on the paper. This little guy is the sweetest of the series so far. I can hardly wait to get to the place where I can paint his eye! Then he will really come to life. :-)