Saturday, December 02, 2006

Giraffe, take 2

AmyB said she wanted a copy of my giraffe doodle for her son, so I said I'd make her a better one.



I used a reference photo for this one, one of Scott Coulter's from pbase. I always work better from reference materials. The original has a particular quirk that I didn't replicate here, though. Check it out for some giraffe humor.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

He's beautiful!

But I really think you should one with the tongue. ;-)

Tawnya said...

wow! that is gorgeous!

Gwyn said...

Aw c,mon, you didn't like that little quirk?

Well done. Giraffes are cool.

Megan--stuckonscrap said...

I love that giraffe...It would sure be easier if WE could do that! I actually thought you were going to show us a photo of the giraffe at the Santa Barbara (Ca) zoo. It is a reticulated giraffe, and it has a crooked neck...very cool. your painted one is adorable. Santa is bringing me a tablet (graphire bluetooth) and I cannot wait...

Scott said...

What a handsome giraffe! Very nice work on this. I agree that he looks better with the tongue planted firmly in the cheek instead of the nose :)

Makita said...

Oh my gosh! I am always amazed by what one can do with a Wacom. Thank you for inspiring me to actually take mine off the shelf and use it! :)

Shelley said...

Helena, You may not remember me. I am a pea ( mackeysmom) Shelley and I lived in Korea for a while. I just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog. I look from time to time and rather feel like a stalker sometimes LOL. Kate is beautiful and your art is amazing. I just wanted to comment and to say hi.

wholarmor said...

You should be an illustrator for childrens' books!