Think I used every Photoshop cheat there is for this one - filters, overlays, blurring, levels, you name it! But I feel justified in doing so because this one fought me every step of the way. There's still something about it I'm not certain of, but I guess Im as happy with it as I can be.
Bluestar! One of the only Warriors charcters to have some common sense
Done over an extended period of time because my life is manic at the moment >.<
Commission for the epic Folix (FA) who was kind enough to commission me for one of the most enjoyable paintings I've done thus far. Also a big thanks to those who commented on the speedpaint - your feedback helped me fix up a few of his anatomy errors.
Shalkats originally evolved as ambush predators, relying on their climbing abilities in dense forests and rocky mountains to jump down on prey from above. However the grassland-dwelling subspecies has no such environmental assistance, and has had to adapt to a different form of hunting. Like the African cats, grassland shalkats will pursue prey in sprinting bursts, their elongated bodies and long tails making them both agile and flexible.
I've had a few people asking for more shalkats, so here we are! I used no reference material at all for this one which is why he's crawling with anatomy errors. Do I care? Hell no!
Felt like doing some old-school wildlife stuff. I guess this could be a kind of remake of an older "snarly leopard" thing I did ( [link] ), but there isn't much simmilarity between the two, so meh. Anywho, leopards are fun to paint but I HATE SPOTS!