Thank you to my colleague on this little challenge and for having introduced me to this strange animal. The pangolin is an animal native from Africa and Asia “as an artichoke inverted with legs” in the words of Desproges 🙂
And a small trial with Phototshop effects: the stamp effect.
I added a relief effect for printing on gray or colored.
A little discovery this week, this video (http://webneel.com/video/photography-tutorial-lighting-techniques-art-direction-and-editing-process) showing the photography lighting and editing work. I loved the disintegration effect on the mannequin. And even more than this effect, the light that illuminates the shadows and underlines the subject inspired me.
Here are the results:
We can see the reflective light under the chin (first drawing) and on the left arm (drawing below).
I thought this reflection was great to underline the subject and gives a dramatic look especially with this strong contrast between lights and shadows.
A nice discovery on the web: http://webneel.com, a true gold mine for inspiration! Since, I follow eagerly new releases on this site, videos, professional and amateur tips, photographers, painters, illustrators, artist’s books. In short, go take a look, it’s perfect to treat the blank page’s syndrome.