I've been working on something that has probably been THE most fun painting I've done to date and it was close to my heart for multiple reasons. You guys all know my love of Disney and it's no secret how much I enjoy watching the films. Well, one of my close friends is expecting a little boy in August and for his "gift", I painted a huge acrylic canvas with a scene from The Fox and The Hound which she opened at her shower a few weeks ago.
It was one of the most rewarding "jobs" I've done and I can't wait to see it in the nursery in Portland.
I spent probably about 30ish hours working on both the background and the 2 baby characters. I was extremely lucky to find incredible background and character references as well as extra sets of experienced Disney eyes to critique for any proportion issues. These two stole my heart and it was difficult to wrap that canvas up to give it away haha I wanted to keep it!
I'm waiting on a good quality final picture to show but here are some behind the scenes shots of the process and a quick shot of the finished piece that was taken at like 1am.
The next step in my process was to get a base wash down to help hide the white of the canvas and to establish my darks.
At this point it was about 6 hours into it that night and I was getting a little... Uh ...
tired. I needed to really be "one with the characters" LOL
Here's a picture from the actual shower.
Hope you guys like it! It was just a joy to work on and I can't wait to do some more painting!
Have a fantastic week ahead!