I feel we would all ride dinosaurs to work! Traffic jams would be much more interesting! This is a little doodle I started about a week ago, and have cleaned up and finished.
The original cleaned up sketch!
And the shiny finished piece!
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I was trying something different with this. I wanted a more realistic coloring job than usual. No cell shading, or lack of shading at all. I also worked with a limited pallet of colors, choosing four and working with various blends, shades and values of them. I used the marker tool (Something I rarely use) and 'painted' it, giving it a really different look. I wanted the colors to be unified and compliment each other. Although looking at it now, I probably should have gone with a warmer background, there's a lot of blue in there....
This is one thing I wish I HAD gone to art school for- advanced color theory and shading. In general I don't really support art schools. They cost a lot of money, for skills one can usually learn from doing and practice. Guidance on some of the harder to grasp principles would be nice though...