Polar bear

Polar bear by Adrienn Ecsedi

Painting animals are always fun. I always start with searching for more reference pictures, then I decide what pose I would like to see the animal in. I first make a loose sketch of the main shapes, when I am satisfied with the setch I move to the painting process. For creating the fur I first paint the base color of the whole bear, then I add shadows to where needed and lastly I will add fur with some lighter and darker shaded strokes.