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30 Animals Challenge: Days 8-14

So this challenge took a little longer than I anticipated, but I did finish (I’m going to slowly upload the results over the next few days) and I’m so glad I gave this challenge a go. Not only is it so nice to look back through the sketchbook and see so many pages filled over a relatively short space of time, but it was really fun to play with different media knowing it didn’t matter if it didn’t work out as I intended. On top of that it was so good to be able to sketch animals I wouldn’t necessarily be able to fit into my other work, and into the bargain it gave me a better understanding of animal anatomy too!

So first up, here’s days 8-14, featuring dogs, hares, hedgehogs, monkeys, hummingbirds, lizards and badgers!

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If you’d like to see the drawings from this challenge, and the most recent stuff from my sketchbook, you can check out my instagram page here: Rowena James Illustration

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Waterfall Speed painting/study

So I thought I’d have a go at a bit of speed painting (something entirely new for me), as mountains are something I’ve really struggled with painting digitally.

I know there’s still a lot I have to improve on (particularly lighting and atmospheric perspective/depth) but I’m surprisingly happy with how the detailing turned out on the left side rocks and I feel like I’ve picked up a lot already (most of it completely unintentionally) so I guess I’ve just gotta keep going!

Waterfall 3

Waterfall 4

waterfall without aurora

Waterfall 5

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Latest WiP

So it urns out having no deadline to stick to on a project means you spend far longer on one piece than you intended.

I’ve still got a few things to finish working on (the bridge wouldn’t pass any health and safety checks for a start…) but I’m still a bit stuck trying to figure out the final details (stuff like plants, flowers and general foliage). So if anyone’s got any feedback it’d be awesome to hear!

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Fantasy Landscape WiP continued

Slowly making progress on this one, although thinking I may need to take the sky back a few steps as it’s beginning to feel a little over worked. Although that could just be because I’ve been looking at it for too long…If anyone’s got any thoughts I’d be glad to hear them!

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