Metronomy- A band I've recently started listening to. Good stuff, reminds me of French Kicks, but with more kick!
I approached this illustration much like an experimental painting. I started with a color palette, added a texture, and was compelled to keep going, which is how the stripes became my base. I did a quick sketch of the dog, anticipating a clean up, but I enjoyed the looseness of the lines too much. Its been a few months since I've painted, and was dying to render the the fur. I decided to pull the colors from the background, and it produced this awesome effect of a silky, translucent dog.
I enjoyed it so much I've begun a similar composition, but this time I want to see what happens when I make the dog even less transparent, and incorporate black/white/grey to juxtapose the technicolor. I am posting the second dog in its current, rough stage, but its fun to compare it with the first dog as is.
(Initial color palette/first Photoshop layer)
(First stage of canine#2)