Finally, a colored pencil piece my scanner agreed with, and... *gasp!* A simple background that almost makes sense! It's almost too much!
This is a commission for *Kotorigaro
of her magnificent character, Vaal! So all credit on his awesomeness should go to her.
I loved drawing him, I really did... though I must confess bits of my equine anatomy are rather rusty. Also, figuring out the way the light should bounce on that beautiful coat color was maybe a little tricky as well, but quite satisfying once I got the general idea. I absolutely adore that fuzzy lion mane of his.
I nearly beat myself up trying to decide on a simple background, as I couldn't just leave him alone, floating in a beige void. For once, my silly background seems to have served its purpose.
This was done almost entirely in Derwent colored pencils with touches of Caran d'Ache here and there. The paper is Canson Mi-Teintes.
I hope he looks alright, *Kotorigaro
Thanks for giving me the excuse to draw him!
Character © *Kotorigaro
Art © April Schumacher
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