Pre-order bonus bookmark for the 2014 RARE: Anthro Calendar of a young fox participating in Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流し?). A Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means "cruise, flow". This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. (as told by Wikipedia)
If yours was one of the first 50 pre-orders you'll be getting a bonus greeting card and two bookmarks, including this one!
A noble spotless Serval, traveling the desert with his grumpy golden companion.
See this?- sta.sh/03urkym9hky This is a 3 yr old sketch of mine I found on my pc recently and one of my first failed attempts at digital arts. This week I decided to make something out of it, in spite of the screwed up anatomy x>. I think the face looks much better now (the hand/arm doesn't, but oh well.).
I still have no idea what am I doing most of the time when working digitally. Still trying out different brushes and settings, hopefully to become as comfortable with it as with the traditional media. Tips are greatly appreciated!
Here's something I've been randomly working on lately. I found this challengy thingy on =sash0's page here.
The 1 to 9 heads tall tag, rules: First; people who get tagged need to answer these questions:
1) What's your name? That should be rather obvious by now.
2) What's the proportion of body to head that you usually draw in (how many heads tall)? Depending on what I'm drawing, humans are either 5 high or 7 high. Anthros sit about 4 to 5 1/2 high.
3) What's the name of the character you choose to do this tag? What's the proportion of his/her body to head? My victim is TazDragon, and the usual proportion is about 5 1/2 high.
Then, draw sketches of your character from 1 head tall to 9 heads tall: After the sketches , there are more questions;
4) While drawing, which proportion do you think is the easiest to draw? Easiest for me was the 5 high, since that's that style I draw most often.
5) Which proportion do you think is the hardest to draw? The ShadowSick 7 High. It bugged me the whole time I drew it, and I had to repose it twice, and I'm still not happy with it, but meh.
Okay, now that the challenge questions are out of the way, I'm sure you have the same few questions; "What's up with the ShadowSick?!" and/or "What the-- ?! Who is the 'True Wind'?! That's not Taz!!" Well, they're upcoming forms, and will have their own explanation later on, but basically, the 'True Wind' is a permanent redesign that TazDragon is changed into. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, that I've never been 100% happy with TazDragons design, but the redo is something I'm real happy with. It takes a little getting used to, but I'm loving it so far.
A trio of bookmarks featuring anthropomorphic creatures performing mysterious rituals. I came across some delightful grayish paper and decided to make those. Graphite, watercolor, ink, white gouache. They're 2.5X6.9 inches The originals are available for purchase, you can find them here www.furbuy.com/seller/Trolladr…
My secondary "Lunacorn" char, which you can also see here, here and here. I'll post a proper char ref sheet of her later, but for now, this can serve as a temp one, and please note that she only has her wings when she's in anthro form, and she only takes on anthro form during the full moon. She's named "Luna" not just because she's part luna moth, but also because she has a crescent, moon-shaped horn, and is connected with the moon's phases as well as nighttime in general.
The rest of the time, she just appears as a wingless, non-anthro, deer-based unicorn, with some equine aspects (mane, hoof feathering, long tail tuft, etc.). Her wings are a cross between two species of luna moths: actias luna (American moon moth) and actias selene (Indian moon moth). The upper pair of wings borrow their shape from actias selene, and the lower pair from actias luna. The shape of the eyespots are based on those of actias luna, but they are pink like those of actias selene and resemble actual eyes (in this case, albino eyes, because I have a passion for albino and leucistic animals). The undersides of the wings have the same markings, but are overall paler in hue. This particular image happens to be a heavily-stylized concept design for a stained glass "suncatcher" that I hope to have made.
Edit: I decided after all to go ahead and make her eyes and nosepatch brown, to add her pink eye/muzzle stripes and tail coloration, and also her golden eartips and forehead marking...Now she looks a bit more likes she's supposed to. And forgot to mention earlier that the flowers are stencil patterns from here: www.stencil-library.com/ (Just needed something to fill in a bit of all that white space!) Lastly, ~CommodoreMarie may be making this for me as an art trade; she does awesome work!
PLEASE NOTE: My Lunacorn char has no connection with either the "Lunacorn" toy from the "Penguins of Madagascar" or "Princess Luna" from "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic", and my Lunacorn predates both of them by several years anyway.