At Bay Sketch to Final

It's pretty difficult as an artist to feel like I'm good enough or being productive enough. I find that it's a constant balancing act to keep that river of self doubt at bay. The best I can ever hope to do is keep it pinned down, and keep moving forward. 

Here is the color final. Florence Welch in all her glory.

Here is the color final. Florence Welch in all her glory.

I always do a black and white image and add color digitally. A little easier to control dramatic lighting that way. 

I always do a black and white image and add color digitally. A little easier to control dramatic lighting that way. 

And here's the black and white sketch I started with. I sculpted a mini version of the bird and took some photos of it in water to get the basic shape and  lighting. I know a bit a about human anatomy, but it's a little different on birds!

And here's the black and white sketch I started with. I sculpted a mini version of the bird and took some photos of it in water to get the basic shape and  lighting. I know a bit a about human anatomy, but it's a little different on birds!