This is a personal work. Sometimes I like to paint, to humanize the caricatures, so the animals look alike humans. To make this job I had many offices, chimpanzees and gorillas references.
The boss (chimpanzee) turned out to be the easiest to do, because I found a good reference with an expression and illumination really close to what I wanted on the scene. For the Gorilla I didn’t have the ideal reference. Actually I realized that I was using references of different gorillas, with different fur, and than it took more time to choose which type of fur I would paint, therefore it took a great deal of time the chosen fur. I started drawing a few basic scratches to define proportion and the scene movement. After that I finalized the sketch and started paint it, but under the contour. When the basic colors and illumination was defined, I started overlaying the contour, making the render, painting the details and textures. Finally I made a little change on the chimpanzee’s shape, adding saliva and the glass pouring to look like there’s some movement on the scene.
In this work a used two brushes, one for the main paint and other to paint the glow effect.
Photoshop CS3 and Genius tablet
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