This is the second of four chibis that I drew in January as a way to show supporters, and especially potential supporters, of my Patreon (www.patreon.com/studiomikarts
) what a "chibi" actually is, since chibis are a big part of the rewards system there. I decided to draw two human chibis, one in physical media and one in digital, and two animal chibis the same way. I hope that the four chibis together will be enough to show the variety of subjects and finished looks that my supporters can choose from if/when they receive a chibi drawing as a reward.
So this chibi is the first animal, done in physical media. I decided to draw the Studio Mikarts mascot, Ranger, a black and red (as opposed to tan) Shiba Inu. I had only ever drawn her once before and I realized that not only was she a perfect subject for this series of chibis serving as examples of Studio Mikarts (the artist and the mascot) it was a great opportunity to draw her with my current level of skill. I still like the original drawing of Ranger, but this one is definitely much more well done.
Ink, marker, and colored pencil on index paper, 4x6", Completed January 2018
View the real time creation of this piece on YouTube: youtu.be/mny-zrfUc6I