(From the sketchbook section of my website)
Initially, I felt like I wanted a pretty blown out image--dazzlingly bright snow, a clean white coat, and gold accents. Then I flatted it, and hated it. I decided on either ochre or blue, then asked a few friends which they preferred. The unanimous vote was for blue. My friend Laura helped me name them, at this point, so meet Nils and his ice lion, Leaper.
|Shaded, mostly done.|
I knew things still needed to be done, but by now, I had been looking at it for too long, so I went to a couple of trusted friends, and deviantART for critique and feedback. After a few days of fiddling, I decided it was finally done.
Prints are available at my Etsy shop.