PP WIP- in the mood for hedgehogs



  • Hi everyone! Hi Leontine! @leontine
    I followed your invitation to draw hedgehogs. 🙂 Laridk (@laridk) mentioned Beatrix Potter in another thread, what brought me the idea to draw Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. I used this chance to go on in practicing setting light and shadow. Now I noticed that she does not look spiny enough around the face, or? Any critics is very welcome! 🙂
    Mrs Twiggy Twickels Beatrix Potter.jpg



  • @Jana Hi Jana, What a lovely Tiggy Winkle she is! Did you work on it in Illustrator? Really like the spikes!



  • Thanks, Leontine (@leontine). Glad you like it. 🙂
    This is done in GIMP. I made the line work traditionally and colored the scanned image digitally. When I need straight lines or smooth curves I use the path tool. When I make a piece purely digitally, I also make my line work with the path tool.
    The funny thing is, I have PS for a while, but I am so adapted to GIMP that I hesitate to make the step towards PS. 🙂 When I tried PS I was so stressed, because I could not find easily what I usually like to use in GIMP, that I thought: Okay, let's do this later and go back to your comfort zone. 😉



  • Here's a render of some creatures that I did (in 3D) back in 2012: Lothario the Lion, Nummi the Hedgehog and Madame Ruzzlelini RaccoonLotharioNummiRuzzleWEB.jpg



  • I'm a bit late to the party, but I really love how your Hedgehog piece turned out, Leontine. The way you've handled the reflected light from the lantern and the moon really adds depth, in my opinion!

    Just to join the fun, here's a little hedgehog I had fun with back in the winter...

    hedgehog_crop.png



  • @Leontine nice work! 😉
    I love it! 🙂



  • @smoke said:

    @Leontine nice work! 😉
    I love it! 🙂 Thank you Jean!



  • @Samalah Thats a really nice hedgehog! Thanks for sharing!



  • @Nancy-Gormezano Oh I love your style Nancy! The hedgehog is so adorable!


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    @Leontine I'm not really happy with this piece but posting because it is hedgehog-themed :-)... I drew it because the other day my husband came home saying, 'there aren't any good cards in the shops, can't you draw something?'.. So here we go..it was a quick job and I'm not satisfied yet with the way I combine ink lines with my colour...I think I generally need to ink more of the values, and less of the outline.

    hedgehogs3-web.jpg



  • @Dulcie Its so lovely! Wouldn't any kid be happy getting postcards like this?
    Then when you make something like this once a week, in half a year, you can publish your own card-line! wouldn't that be awesome?! your style is really very appealing! Chapeau!


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    Thanks @Leontine ...creating a card range is on my to-do list! 🙂


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