Horned sheep

Another profile! Another challenge to get the personality across with only one eye to work with and when it comes to sheep there is also a somewhat stern nose to contend with too.

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This was him after the first session. I was happy with the eye but not the horn or nose.

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Then it all got too heavy and contrasting (too much white charcoal). Time to strip back and simplify. 

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Subsequent sessions later…… 

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I spent a lot of time on the fine details of horns and curls to bring character and texture to him. In the end I was really pleased but I learnt that

a sheep nose is niether straight forward….nor straight!