This is our Kraken, from the book The Manual of Aeronautics. This time, we will not copy the drawing exactly as it is, but we will just use it as a reference or basis for making a completely new one. I've thought, hey it's Christmas, how bout a Christmas squid?
Let us Start!
The only materials I uses for this drawing are the following:
- Sketch Pad
- Ink Pen
We started off by sketching all the rough outlines we will use for the Kraken. The body, tentacles, the Star at the top, Christmas balls, and a ribbon around it.
I began adding details to the 'Christmas' balls here, and I've also fully drawn the Star.
More Christmas balls with different designs: random face, scary face, snowman, santa.
I've inked the ribbon here. And made some of the balls clearer.
On this part, I have completely drawn the ribbon that goes around the squid.
Squid tentacles are being drawn here. As well as its eye.
And on this part, I was able to finish all the outlines that makes up the squid. Here are close-up photos:
I've already added details onto its face and some other parts.
More details added in this part, I like using circles to shade some parts:
Here's what the drawing looks up top:
On the following are finishing touches:
I lost Photoshop from my laptop so I wasn't able to make touch-ups on the following photos, I apologize, they're all raw shots of my drawing.
I've used stippling and cross-hatches to add some shadings on our Kraken. I have also decided to add waves all through-out its body. Initially, I meant it to look like the Steem logo but it's easier and looks better this way:
I have completed the texture of his body here and added some shadows here and there.
This is the final image, the Christmas Tree Kraken has been born!