I don’t think that I’ve ever had the joy of seeing a real live fox, in person. These gorgeous animals have always fascinated me; they’re gorgeous to look at, and their ‘pouncing’ style of hunting is amazing (I’ve only seen that in videos, of course). I have painted a couple of foxes in the past, once in watercolour and another in alcohol inks. You can see them both in THIS POST. I wanted to try again in alcohol inks, so I thought well for fox’s sake – why not!
HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU
This time I used this photo reference from Pixabay. I wanted a face-on view, and I liked this photo. Pixabay and Unsplash are 2 great sources for royalty free photos for artists to use for reference. Royalty free means that you can use the photo without any possible copyright infringement of the photographer. These people who share there photos for us are very much appreciated!
Here is my version! What do you think?
I have to admit, I revisited this painting several times, making changes and tweaking things each time. Now, I think I’m satisfied!
I started by cutting a full piece of Yupo in half, so this painting is 6″ x 9″. Next, I lightly traced the outline of the fox onto the Yupo. The entire fox is painted with alcohol ink, the only exception being the highlights in the eyes and on the nose. Those are done with a fine tip white Posca Paint Pen. The light chest area is done by lifting the colour, using a Fantastix and 99% isopropyl alcohol.
Here’s a look at the watercolour and first alcohol ink fox that I painted, and then this fox.
The top left is alcohol ink, the right is watercolour using Brusho Crystal Colours. Below is today’s newest fox, in alcohol inks.
Do you prefer one over the others? Which one? I’d love to hear what you think – please leave me a comment!
Thanks for visiting with me today; I hope that you enjoyed my foxes!
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