The Oarfish

Some oarfish studies that I did for Animal Drawing Week 8 at CGMA. I wanted to try out a dynamic pose and also visualize its face from the front. The instructors at CGMA provide very helpful feedback videos which gave me points to work on, resulting in the final piece here.

Painted in Krita.

Final render after applying feedback

Final render after applying feedback

Initial studies to identify its fishy anatomy

Initial studies to identify its fishy anatomy

A few iterations building up to the final version, always maintaining the curvature lines to visualize its body in 3D

A few iterations building up to the final version, always maintaining the curvature lines to visualize its body in 3D

Tone study

Tone study

This is the final version before working on feedback points. I was also on a monitor that was realllly blue without realizing it. Really learned to pay attention to color profiles

This is the final version before working on feedback points. I was also on a monitor that was realllly blue without realizing it. Really learned to pay attention to color profiles