I can now share one of the secret commissioned paintings I was working on during late 2010. The client commissioned two pieces and this is the first “Emu”.
I worked really hard to avoid my emu looking like Rod Hull’s Emu (with which I’m sure my British readers are familiar with).
WIP #0 – Pencil lines for Emu
WIP #1 – Lines painted in
WIP #2 – First layers on emu and background
WIP #3 – More layers for background and emu
WIP #4 – More shading and blending, some adjustment to eyelashes – changes to beak meeting forehead and eye shape also required
WIP #5 – Completed painting