After the other movie-inspired artworks I did, I got to thinking about Pepita, the flying jaguar Alebrije in the Pixar movie Coco.
I could see Pepita as Alfred, so I went with it. I took a different approach with the one; instead of just black line, I used the colours of Pepita to create the outline.
Then, as usual, I did the under colour. But instead of using the smooth airbrush to do the colour, I used an oil-painting brush which gave a very different effect..
Then I did a fur and feather layer. It really made a difference!
This is the combined fur and feather layer.
Then I started working on the background.
This is the final, combined image of Freddy as Pepita. Not only am I pretty proud of this artwork, but I TOTALLY LOVE the lighting on it. And OMG, getting to play with colour was amazing!
Here’s the Procreate video of my drawing process; click on the image to watch it in a new window in Flickr.
2 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 3 Agusti: Alfred as Pepita the Alebrije from Coco (Cartoon Tuesday)”
It turned out great! And it sounds like it was SO much fun to do.
Wow! Special kudos for that fur and feathers layer–outstanding. I loved Coco! You’ve captured the bright colors of the movie perfectly. I need to watch it again…adding to Disney+ list now.