Well, I have managed to make a small amount of progress on the second seahorse. I have almost completed the tail and recently began playing with the lower body, most notably bringing more orange color in and connecting the fin spines to the body. I like how they look in the real image, so I am trying to reproduce that. When I finish this guy, I am going to come back with a better with a better background even though the seahorse itself will be cut and pasted into the project it was made for.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Work was crazy the last two weeks and my computer has been fighting me making Gimp unusable for a week with my pen pad getting bogged down. This seems to happen periodically, frustrating the hell out of me. Anyway, I have been working my way up the tale and am happy with how the tip looks further back now as it should be. Took some time off the tail to work on shaping and improving the fin, again I am happy with the results. I had a heck of a time thinning out a haze layer behind the spikes enough so that you get a subtle hint of the webbing in between instead of a cartoon fin.
You know how the story goes; however, I am pretty sure I do not have a blue seahorse in the works. Here is a progress update on the second seahorse I am painting for the major project I am working on. I am having lots of fun with these paintings and hope you are enjoying them too. This shows more work on the snout an end of the tail, two ends of the spectrum eh!
Ha, ha, … you get it, … because it is a sea cr… Fin, fin, … ahem, anyway, for all intents and purposes, the green seahorse is finished. I may still do some tweaking here and there to get it closer to the reference but it is done in all the major ways.
Coming around the final bend it’s Seabiscuit followed closely by Fishtail. I am in the home stretch with the green dwarf seahorse painting and I am very pleased with the lower portion of the animal. The tone and effects are close to the picture with only small adjustments necessary. I am really hoping to finish before the year is out.
Here is the beginning of the second seahorse in my on going project.