I really want to improve at rendering (a variety of) materials without going too far into realism. Shiny/reflective surfaces are something I’ve barely touched in my art, so that’s where I’m starting. I’ve noticed a lot of children’s illustrators don’t really show shiny/reflective surfaces very much, and maybe I’ll land back there too. But, if that is the case, I want it to be a decision rather than a limitation.

Shoutout to @davidjozols for breaking it down into physics that made sense.

I haven’t really done any fan art in a long time so I thought I’d watch some NMTD and sketch Pedro’s and Balthazar’s faces and then make some Pedrazar fan art maybe. But I have discovered that while Balthazar looks cute no matter how you draw him…

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It’s actually really really hard to draw Pedro (though credit to Caleb Wells for some truly outstanding expressions…)

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In the end, these were my faves for each…

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