Wednesday, October 9, 2013

C for Capybara

Well finally, here is Mr. Capybara!

When I was researching Capybaras (the largest rodent in the world!) their faces all seemed to look stoic and aristocratic to me, so I combined the two ideas and came up with a "Gangs of New York" inspired dandy with flowers in his hat. He is obsessed with his looks even though his suit is starting to show wear and tear. It was fun to sketch capybaras, although I must confess it took me a while to get a character that I liked. I'm going to paint this guy in oil to continue with my ABC Animals series. Check back in later to see the painting!

No comments: