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7/19/2012

tall trio

When I look at the pattern on reticulated giraffes, it appears that white lines form the shapes more than the bold spots. I tried three methods here of making the spots. The first giraffe I drew the outlines of the spots, then filled in. The second one I freehanded the shapes with hatching, just eyeballing it. The last one I actually drew lines to represent the white between the shapes, then filled among them. If I'd done the lines with pencil to then erase it, I think that method would have had the best effect.

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