Details, details, details.
The key to detail work, like that in a bunny face, lies in close observation of your reference. It may seem complex, but artist Alex Braun describes his process of doing detailed work on a rabbit quite simply. “Their nose consists of this line on their snout that moves around the head. There are also these dark brown lines that separate the toes. Finally, there’s a big dark oval for the eye.”
The point isn’t just to imitate the style of another artist or to exactly copy your reference. Instead, when doing detail work, really get into the nits and imperfections of the rabbit that you’re drawing to bring it to life. Digital tools can help here, and Fresco is perfect for exactly this type of work.
Start the details with layers.
It’s easy to create new layers in Fresco. They serve as the individual canvases on which you will create the details of your bunny. Press the “+” button to create a layer. This new layer will appear at the top of all the others. You can adjust its position as needed. Create layers for shadows, colors, and linework. You can always add more as you explore what works best.