-By Mike Butkus

Hey guys this is my first foray into digital painting. I start off by doing a quick rough sketch on the Cintiq just using the brush tool and that’s it.

Next I silhouette the whole form in black and slowly bring out the lights, defining the forms and shapes, concentrating on the skull structure, eyes and mouth.

Now I start to define the shapes that I like. I’m not using layers. I’m strictly painting as I would if using oils and acrylics. Again, the only tool I’m using is the brush tool.

Here I found some great fur texture on the Internet and incorporated them onto his head and a little bit onto the muzzle.

This is my finished rough. Just having fun and seeing what I can do in Photoshop. I have about an hour and a half invested in this color sketch.