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This is my entry for IF's "grow" topic. This guy must eat to keep growing, you know. OK, I did it for the Monster Mash contest too. Just finished it early this a.m. I'll probably do another one too, but probably not today.
Shot personal photos for reference. Drew my lines lovingly and carefully in Freehand with the pen tool. (Some of you know that takes a long time....true.) Then painted a background with acrylics, a new orange colored pencil I bought and some graphite. Pulled everything together in Photoshop where I colored my shapes and blended them into my background to let the texture show through.
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