Monkey Bat at Monster Monday
I don’t know why he’s named “Monkey Bat” either, I just thought after I drew him that he had bat and monkey characteristics, and I guess I wasn’t feeling too creative about the name.
This drawing started out as a rough sketch in my sketchbook this time:
You can see I was playing around with very simple geometric shapes to construct this little guy. Ovals and triangles. I also wasn’t sure how to go about the ears, and decided to get to those when I worked on this in Photoshop.
Next step was to clean up one side of the artwork:
Now the basic line art is completed, and we can move on to color. This line art layer will remain the top-most layer throughout the rest of the process. note that it is on a transparent layer, any white in the background is it’s own separate white-filled layer. This allows us to do things with the sketches and line art without having to worry about the white being in-between the lines.
A flat color layer is added below the line art layer:
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