View Full Version : New Caledonian Gecko sketch

03-19-2012, 05:58 PM
This is still a work in progress but i thought i'd share as the basic sketch is almost done. I'm planning to scan it and do some photoshop on it for cleaner lines and probably color. Input is always appreciated :)
Hope you like!


Riverside Reptiles
03-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product!

03-21-2012, 11:20 AM
Thanks! :) It'll probably be a while before i'm done though, gotta get the scanner running and remember how to use photoshop lol

04-09-2012, 07:36 AM
Well, i had time to work on it so I added a creepy chahoua eye, changed the cricket to a weta (going for all New Caledonian here), and put in some more pitcher plants. Then I finally finished inking it and got my scanner up and running. I'm still unsure if i'll color it but here it is scanned, and slightly modified using a photo editing program to bring out the black and clean up some of the lines. Critiques welcome :)


06-15-2012, 08:07 AM
Wow thats amazing! You are talented!

06-15-2012, 09:09 AM
aww thank you so much :)

06-15-2012, 01:52 PM
Very nice! Now I just gotta get working on some of my old projects I stopped halfway through. I'll be waiting for an update! :)

06-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Yeah, you do, Kelly! And thank you! :) I recently got interested in paper craft and have been scheming up a way to turn this pic into a different kind of paper art with dimension so it looks like you're looking into a forest. Though i have never done one so i'm still asking for advice from artists that do that style and need to practice before I jump in. I think the hardest part will be coloring the animals themselves as i'm not sure how realistic to go. But i want them to stand out so I may do less realistic for them but super realistic for the trees and such...so much to think about!

08-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Just an update :) I decided to do my paper project concept which is frankly really hard to explain so i'll just refrain from going into detail on that for now. But so far I have colored three of the geckos in preparation to do that project...here they are!




09-01-2012, 12:40 AM
Wow, that is so good I am shocked!

10-29-2012, 10:56 AM
Finished 2 more! Just the crested and trachy to go! :D

10-30-2012, 12:40 AM
wow! Thats so good!

Elizabeth Freer
12-01-2012, 06:06 PM
You are indeed talented, Laura :)

12-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Finally uploaded the crested! I finished the trachy but still need to upload and have already started on the background plants for the project. :)

Elizabeth Freer
12-12-2012, 08:04 AM
I can feel the exuberance of that crestie!

12-12-2012, 09:45 AM
I can feel the exuberance of that crestie!

lol, yeah i love when they fling themselves ;)

06-23-2013, 11:00 PM
Finally finished the 3d paper project with the new caledonian geckos. Thanks for looking :)23530

Elizabeth Freer
06-24-2013, 03:12 AM
What talent you have :yahoo:

Riverside Reptiles
06-24-2013, 09:52 AM
Really fantastic! Great job! :)

06-25-2013, 12:09 PM
Thanks guys! I can't believe it took me a year to do all that! lol I've already started planning for the next one. I'm just trying to decide if I should make it larger and horizontally oriented or a triptych style. Either way i'll be sure to share my progress :)