This character concept is still early on, so I could use some feedback! She is the daughter of a tribe leader but the setting isn't your average jungle.
Still developing her personality, but there is a story behind her Wolf companion.
And after much tweaking (proportions mainly) I have arrived at the attached image. Any critique would be extremely appreciated.
Line is much much better that the painting. I suggest try color with flat colors and leave bg white
What is not quite clear in the drawing is the sword, and hows its standing, but this is minor thing
I can't speak much as to how to actually improve the painting but the anatomy of your wolf is a little off. He looks extremely doglike - less so than in the initial sketch but it's still very apparant. In particular the length and shagginess of his fur- makes me think "collie" or something along those lines rather than a wolf. Wolf paws are also quite flat with four clearly defined toes and pads- his just are a little odd, they don't really have enough depth to them. Also, his tail is quite long and disjointed from his body.
Hope that helps.
Danilo - Thanks, but I'm not going to start the colors over just yet. I will try to bring out the same feel as the lines though.
inimic - Thank you! That is very helpful. My first time drawing a wolf here. I wanted to take liberties with how shaggy his fur was and give him an epic tail, but I guess it isn't reading well. I will try to fix him up.
Here is an update in the mean time.
Update: Haven't touched the wolf yet, I keep avoiding it for some reason.
This is turning out really well so far ! The colors really work well together and everything.
The one thing that seems weird to me on the body are the elbows seem a little bit too pointed. That might just be me though. Other than that the human anatomy look great !
And then of course the wolf. I think the main problem is the legs. The lower part of the back legs should maybe be risen and the front legs moved back. The toes should probably be larger and bit more pointed at the top I think, and the body seems a bit too short for a wolf too. If you don't mind I did a very quick paint over of the wolf. I have to admit my anatomy is a little off too, but the wolf should probably look similar to this. This will make it look more wolf like rather than dog like.
I really hope this helps D:.
I actually sort of like the wolf's face but as others have pointed out his anatomy is off, when you do get around to fixing him go raid google for the best pictures of wolves you can find and have them all open around your picture so you can quickly look over and see what a specific part looks like. Here's one to get you started, though I'd flip it horizontally so it'll be closer to your wolf's pose:
Anyway I like this picture and look forward to seeing it progress.
Wolfgang - Thank you, that's really helpful!
Goldenserpent - I appreciate the reference, I will put it to good use.
DAMNJAN - Thanks.
What I still need to fix:
The Wolf, girls legs and feet, need more detail to certain things and to clean up the background a lot.
Regardless, here is an update:
I think some more weight should be added on the leg she is leaning on. and the below the knee of said leg could be closer to her other one. and maybe the foot just flipped to the other side.
how her left foot is, in that kind of position feels uncomfty,
haven't read it yet, obviously, because I am commenting on the first part, and that is just silly, but I had to just tell you, I have really missed your writing, and I saved this so I can read it on my SK when I'm waiting to get into class tomorrow.
This totally made my night, hon, thank you.
Last edited by mrsamct; July 29th, 2011 at 07:16 AM.
i agree. very nice line - however that hand to the left (her right) looks forced - as if your hiding it to simplify the awkward foreshortening. think about resting your own knuckle against your side as she is - you have to rotate and bend your wrist. the rest of her looks very relaxed - and that just looks off. the line on the other hand is wonderful though. i think she should have her other hand like that one - or maybe out resting on the sword.
good work otherwise