Some studies that I tried today in a new format. I shouldn't have pre-drawn squares. That was a completely different challenge because of that lol. I also think that I should focus more on specific topics, instead of practicing very different animals, sometimes fullbody, sometimes focusing on body parts...
I'm also confused how to break down lizards. I think I've drawn too much based on outer line, instead of based on shapes.
Lots of trying out ideas, focusing on the body this time.
In the end, my main focus ended up being how to best implement the wing and how it would fly with it.
To simplify my thoughts: I don't know if it makes much sense to have the arm bend like a bird wing, while having the body of a mammal, with the hand of a kangaroo. I don't want the body to get too long, but still have enough surface between the legs to generate enough upswing.
I tried to read up on how animal shoulders work, but it's a lot of knowledge to digest.
AoFW - Love Foxes - Fox and Vixen
It took a little while, but I kept my promise
As explained with my Love Foxes - Redheart and Twilight pic, I had a poll going on a sketch that came down to an equal number of votes for my OCs and for Fox and Vixen from the "Animals of Farthing Wood" series.
So here is the promised picture
I didn't want to use the same sketch again for this picture, so I changed the poses a bit to make it look more interesting and not too similar to the first picture. Whereas I also colored it again like the picture linked above.
But it was nice to draw something from the series again, which is why I started drawing in the first place. "Animals of Farthing Wood" is a special childhood memory for me. I loved foxes as a kid (and still do XD) and because of that I started drawing the characters from it.
So I was already a bit touchy-feely when I drew them :')
I'd be up for drawing some other foxes from the series again, we'll see how the desire plays along haha.
Fox and Vixen © Colin Dann
Fanart made by meee
Some days I'm really craving gore.
Then I have days where I'm actually disgusted by it.
It's kinda weird how I have such extreme, opposite responses to it.
I really love fish
to look at them and to eat them
C Fenton Walsh, CC 3.0
Trying to find inspiration for my new fursona design is really hard.
I tried the realistic approach, getting inspiration from real animals. Found some points, noted them.
Now I tried to look at creature designs that other people made. Noted some of them down too.
But none really conveys my struggle of what I'm trying to create and at this point it feels like it's just impossible lol.
I just want a canine snout, a somewhat agile body, lizard claws, multiple tails, a lot of fur.
Especially the claws are giving me a hard time. The quadrupeds designed with such claws that I've found all had their claws with scales, and somewhere on the leg shift to fur. But I want it ALL to be fur. I can't be the first one to think of it. It'd just be very similar to a werewolf, yes, but quadruped.
So, I bought a new phone, which arrived today, and I like it
And yet I'm afraid to talk about it with anyone, because it might seem that I'm throwing out too much money lately... but I swear I have my monthly limits. ;_;
Shop Prints Here ~ more coming soon
Studied a bearded dragon this time! And the pose. Tried to see how I can easily break that down, and how those folds might behave or come from. Also tried to take a closer look at how the scales/spikes are formed.
The circle-placement worked really well, but isn't what I would have expected to work. They are just so much neck. Tbf, the head and the neck transition doesn't look really well in my sketch.
Original: Digital, clip studio + iPad Pro
4x6 prints available!
Some things that I doodled up during a D&D session. Trying to doodle some ideas what I want my sona to look like.
The first one was just a quick for fun sketch
The second one was an actual try to test some designs.
I would love to add more details to the neck and not have it just be a mass of fur. It will stay a mane, but I want to tangle stuff into it.
I was also experimenting with horns, crystals, long stuff, etc. on the body. Then I was also starting to think - from the real world perspective, if there would be such an animal, what would it need to survive? That much fur surely creates a lot of heat which needs to be drawn out. Most animals do that through the nose, ears and pawpads. I was trying to think of another source, another area where a large chunk of skin might look nice.
Legs were not a focus, wings are missing too, tails might still get more details too. I was only focusing on the body and what I can add, what works, what feels right... especially the last point.
If it wouldn't be so late now, I'd experiment some further with feather accessories. Maybe add some bones. I should also note down what I want to keep for an "enhanced" form. I decided for myself that I should make a simple, casual form and one that is extra epic, suited for fighting. An additional mystical feeling would be nice too.
Lots of ideas, but no idea how to put what where. I still have a long road ahead of me.
I should really get into the habit of drawing instead of browsing social media when I have some time where I have nothing to do. Also including when I'm waiting for someone.
Or actually do more chores.
I'm wasting so much time I hate it. I've been thinking that a hundred times now... Why is it so hard for me to just do?
Sketch commission of my OC Calli as a homebrew D&D Dancer Class :>
A pair of silver foxes from Zoo Osnabrück. ♥
Super cute and lively fellas. I love their bent on the ear.
More photos from me on flickr.
Very first digital artwork I finished on my tablet I got last saturday. Haven't done anything art-related in YEARS. (Except for the odd little scribble here and there.. but never something with shading or anything)
But I decided to go with my favorite electric rodent for the beginning. The Gen 1 Raichu figurine on my PC staring at me just called for it.
There is a LOT of space upwards for improvement. But this already looks better than what I came up with on saturday. So I'm optimistic.
My first finished pic since ages o/
A portrait of my sona's gf, based on a bat-eared fox.
It has its problems, but at least I finished something for once <3
While we are at it... here's a WIP of a D&D character idea of mine, an Owlfolk Druid.
This was the first time I painted in CSP and I like the default brush a lot. Painting the head was a lot of fun. I haven't painted in ages in general and I just enjoy it so much. But to start painting, I must be able to work well with the underlying sketch =w=
I was struggling the most to get the eyes look lively and not soulless. Adding more contrast to the highlight helped quite a bit, but I don't feel like it's quite there yet.
Not sure when I will continue this, as this character has been exchanged in favor for another one that will be easier for me to play.
I just... can't get foxes to look like foxes ;_;
These were done with references. Still struggling with muzzle length... but at least I'm more confident in its height now?
But I feel like I'm struggling with everything.
One of my toonkind characters, Vava Von Vixen. Famous actress, mom, and occasional chaos element who is far too ready for violence.
grand princess rong meiyu
i hated drawing the little detailings sfjkhfjksh
Solgaleo and Lunala
Another bit of Pokemon fanart, from when Sun and Moon was released!