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Thought I'd start this one with the part of the process I hate the most: lighting and shading.
Not completely sure of the colours but overall glad with how this one turned out
Feedback is much appreciated!
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What a cute piece, the conceptual feeling of it as well as your character and the vulpix together are sooo adorable! The lighting/shadows look very nice, especially in this blocky form; that really gives the piece extra CUTE!!! points. Choosing a warm, muted color scheme for your character was a great decision art wise, I think most people are drawn to things that match, so good job on making the two do so! The way you draw vulpixes is too cute, nothing wrong there! I like how you drew the blushing on her face, something I can't do at all! Good job on proportion too.
As for some tweaks, I'm going to agree with and say that the pose is a bit unrealistic, she should have fallen flat on her face by now! Still, i think it's forgivable by the way vulpine is perched on her shoe.
but thats about it, keep up the great and adorable work!
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This is an adorable piece. I will say the first and foremost thought that hit me when I looked at this, more than anything else, was that the subjects blended in way too well with the background for me (caveat: I’m red-green colorblind, so I get colors of similar hues confused; it’s quite possible someone with normal vision has no problem whatsoever). I think giving a background that’s a color on the opposite side of the color wheel (maybe a cool one) would really make the characters pop out.
The style is nice and consistent throughout the piece, and I like the depth of shading and light you used. I’m not sure what kind of creature is behind the girl, but you convey the idea that it’s unexpectedly hopping up on her back foot, in a playful and not unwelcome sense. This has me interested in both of them, more the girl than the animal. I’m wondering what her story is.
I think you did a good job with proportions and the like, but I think the girl’s right leg is a little off for two reasons:
1. I think if someone had their knee at that angle, they’d probably be falling forward, rather than being able to balance on it like she seems to be.
2. I think the way you have the leg drawn, if we follow the back of her thigh upward, it would either have to bend sharply where solid bone should be, or it’d end several inches (relatively speaking) in front of where her right hip would be. That’s causing a bit of a disconnect for me, and could be why I’m assuming she’d topple over onto her face (if her body was directly over the straightened top half of her leg and knee, she might be able to lift her foot without toppling).
That’s all I have for the moment – if there was anything you had a specific concern about that I didn’t hot on, please let me know.
Biggest issue I can see is the pose. It's hard to read since everything is in very chaotic movement. I would suggest having a look at tutorials that teach how to draw and use the line of action, which in short is a line that You try to follow throughout creating the pose of your character. They will help You in creating movement poses that will feel more fluent and natural.
Overall the drawing is great and refreshing despite it's flaws. It's nice to see such a calm piece after browsing through a tonne of dark, gloomy scenes of other artists ^^