a raccoon and a donkey
i enjoy the scribble quality to this little guy.
this dude needs more work
both animals were from royalty free reference photos, located on pixabay, i believe. i've been using the royalty free sites or my own photos as much as i can, as i never know when the urge to paint something will hit, and i don't want to step on other artists toes. not gonna be a naughty artist, if i can help it!
there are other royalty free sites. https://unsplash.com is very good one i use a lot. you can just look up "free royalty free images" or "free stock images". i also use croquis cafe for live model sketching. it's been a huge help to me, and i need to step up my practice with them. they host real-time, live models, nude and clothed, who change positions during the time period given. it's very helpful for quick sketches, and then they have a longer 5 minute pose at the end, which helps get details in.
i will be posting about my completed barn painting in a couple of weeks. i'm finished with the painting, and waiting for a mail delivery so i can varnish it. my brother gets first peek, but when he has it in hand, rest assured i will be showing it off!