Toy Chica is one of the animatronic characters from Five Nights at Freddy's 2. She's not often drawn as the friendly children's character she's meant to be, nor with her beak, so I thought I'd try something a little different with this piece. I think it's a bit of a victim of overworking and muddy colours. I guess it goes to show that everyone makes mistakes sometimes!
I started with a base sketch in HB pencil, then inked in the background and all areas that would be black with ink and brush and a Copic brush pen. For me, a tidy base drawing means less problems later on!
I then built up the colours and shading with successive layers of yellow and orange. The colours were much cleaner and brighter at this stage, before the mishap that caused them to become muddy. There's a lesson here! Be careful when layering paint, and always make sure to leave enough drying time between colours.
Every section was painted in the same way, in successive layers of different colours. Afterwards, all that was needed was tidying and detailing with ink.
Stilman and Birn Gamma Series journal
Liquitex black ink
Pencils, Faber-Castell 9000 2H, mechanical pencil with 0.5mm HB lead
Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolours
Five Star white Indian ink
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens