Youtube Speed Paint of this drawing is here : [link]
(make sure you change the resolution of the video to 720p HD....you'll be able to see the detail better!)
This Pay It Forward gift was originally for
Original Photograph I used as a reference is in her gallery: [link]
Original Attempt from 2009(all Photoshop): [link]
Present Attempt was done in both Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai.
Fur >>> 80% of it was done in Paint Tool Sai, 20% done in Photoshop(sharpening and changing colors).
Eyes >>> Paint Tool Sai+ Photoshop
Snow/ice >>> 90% done in Photoshop, 10% done in Paint Tool Sai
In my gallery, I was looking at this drawing I did back in June of 2009 and I thought it was a WIP(work in progress) version. I wasted an hour or two trying to figure out where the "more detailed(original)" version of it was. I never could find it. A few days later, I realized that the drawing that I uploaded in the gallery WASSS the original one after all. There was NEVER a "more detailed" version of that drawing. LOL. In the present eye, The original looks so "blurry", as If back then I was drawing half blind. I still can't even believe how much I lacked when it came to the attention to detail in the fur back then(2009). It's so different to what I can do now(March/April-2013). Haha
So I decided to redo this Gift in a celebration of how much I've improved over the last few years(3-4). Also I felt I needed a slight reminder that I'll eventually improve on my landscape practices/drawings as I have done with fur
P.S. hmmm... This drawing became less detailed + less colorful and more blurry since I've uploaded it on here. The original doesn't look as dull as what you see here :/. Look at the video to get a better idea on what it's supposed to look like!
Anyhow, I'll probably redo the snow in a few years. It still doesn't look right, and perhaps the proportions as well lol.