Animal fun

I wanted a small project to work on last week because I was having super bowl company for the weekend, so  I pulled out a few animal reference photos and selected these two. 

Polar bear

When I started the polar bear I forgot to put on the frisket so he is a little texturally different than the others.  It turned out okay but doing this made me realize that I like the effect that the frisket gives.  I did apply it before I put on the watercolor, but it does seem to make a difference to use it with the prior penwork.  I went back and added some more ink to improve the black/white balance around the bear.



I don’t particularily like the heads on either one of these, but the squirrel’s head seems a little bit more off to me.  When I look at it, it seems too small.  Afterwards,  I went and added in some more background and fur ink to the squirrel too.