Aby-a-Day – 13 Juli: Izaak as Baby Tuk Tuk (Cartoon Tuesday)

Two weeks ago, I posted my drawing of Lorelai as Sisu the last dragon. Well, there’s another creature, sort of an armadillio/pillbug/hedgehog mashup called Tuk Tuk. And in one of the early scenes where he’s a baby, he reacts to a cat in a way that really reminded me of Izaak. this is the first sketch; I liked it so much I was almost going to keep it as the outline, and skip the inking stage.

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But I did the ink anyway, just to see how it looked. As it happens, it came out even better than the sketch did!

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Next, I filled in the base colours, underneath the ink.

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Which looks like this when finished.

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Then, over the ink, I did the shell and fur textures. This is just the textures…

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…this is with ink…

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…and finally, with the undercolour.

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Add some whiskers and eyeshine, and we’re ready to go into Photoshop.

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I added the hand and the background there, along with a bit more eye details. But there was one more thing I wanted to do.

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Finally, I added some lighting effects. I really like the way this one turned out!

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And here’s a video of the Procreate process, which you can watch in Flickr. There are a LOT of layers on this one – fifteen in total!