For added whimsy, I purposely drew the head out of proportion to the dillo body.
Now, I'm beginning to work back into the drawing with my gouache paints.
In addition to the creature, I am adding some shadowing under her body to
"ground" her to the painting. Otherwise, she will look as though
she is floating on the paper.
Her head was created from some sort of ribbed knit.
I'll add some lines to give a sense of the texture of the ribbing after the gouache dries.
I decided to use a pigma pen to add the ribbing to the head.
Also, I added more shadowing under the body.
Here she is!