It's my idea to one Christmas art contest
The Owl has whole basket with Christmas glass balls, she want to decorate a Christmas tree, but thinking how to start.
It's an original art, drawing without references.
I used for create this picture two graphic programs - Paint Tool SAI 2 and Paintstorm Studio.
Sketch in Paint Tool SAI 2
I chose such a color palette so that the whole picture was in cold winter colors with individual rich accents.
As usual, I start by painting the background. the sky will be different in color from the snow - more green due to reflexes from the spruce used Old Rough brush
Then I chose my base work brush Oil Brist 2 and made a strokes of the characters and environment
We work with details.
So that a basket with Christmas decorations doesn't distract attention from the Owl, I draw a bright red heart in the owl's beak
At the same stage, I determine the direction of lighting and the falling shadows.
Adding a far trees on background
I use a hard brush Ink Pen here and there when drawing the Owl
I also decided to add fluffy snowdrifts below, highlighted by the winter sun.
On finally step I opened my art in Paintstorm Studio to adding some fine chtistmas decor on a tree and snowflakes on background.
And some color correction and sharpening.
It's all ready!
I hope you'll like this joyful winter picture with Christmas mood!
Have a nice and creative day for all!