First of all, i must say this is a fantastic picture; and your new style is absolutely adorable. <3 she looks like a little pup in this picture. And i love it c: alot.
The wings look beyond amazing in my eyes; nothing wrong with them at all. I especially lovelovelove the farthest right one; closest to the viewer. <3 Keep drawing wings. your good at it. And those ears;; fdcvxcvdfs. Especially the floppy one i love the way it looks, flopped over like that. The way you draw scene hair as well. It makes me jealous xD. You should teach me that sometime. Seriously.
To start off; i must say you have improved greatly since your first joined DA. xD which is fantastic. keep at it gurll.
My Biggest critique would be,the front paws seem a bit to short for the body. It looks to me as if she didnt have a foreleg at all; just a shoulder an paw. I say try to fix this issue by moving the shoulder back a bit, and maybe drawing up the definition of the arm if that makes sense. Like; instead of making the shoulder the defining point; make the forearm one. :] And in the angle shes in, the hind leg to me looks a bit off. I would suggest fixing this by lowering the ankle a bit, unless shes supposed to look like shes kinda gliding. Her body also seems a bit short, and fat. unless its supposed to be like that; Im not sure xD If your going for that puppy look; then completely ignore that last statement.
Also, the bottom of her lips seem a bit pointy for the breed of dog that she is, try rounding that out a bit next time; and her face would be perfect.
But other than that this is a really cute piece of yours. Your backgrounds; always as eye catching as usual..never fail to amaze me. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt="" title=" (Big Grin) - "/>
Great job, Susan. Keep at it with the improvement. I love seeing your art. <3
Alright so lets see, im really bad with saying what i need to in words rather than doing myself, but i'll be glad to give my input on this!
For starters, let me say what i like about this. What appeals to me most are the colors that you've decided to use for this piece. They all compliment and blend very well with one another, and the background; simple yet interesting, isnt too distracting nor boring. your linework is really smooth and... i must admit really nice. The variations in thickness in your linework makes it look really professional to me! I like it. The amount of detail that you put in the key is extraordinary, and your shading is really smooth and you have a nice painted style of doing so, but there seems to be a problem with placement.. which leads me to some things that i think need tweaking.
Although the style of shading is great, and you do have a sense of not just ' black and white' for highlights and such, the placement of where the shading goes could use some work. i cant tell where the light source is on this piece, the shading highlights seem to be everywhere on this character. I think drawing a sketchy lamp somewhere to help you with shading will improve this picture greatly. Shading is more of something to see rather than explain. Theres lots of tutorials on DA about shading, if you look them up im sure you can see what im talking about <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" title=" (Smile)"/>
Also, the way this character's head fits into the image seems.. forced to me? i would suggest trying to draw a bit more of the character's neck/shoulders, just to see how it looks, because the image seems off-balance. The eye markings on this character seem disproportional, ( i noticed how on the left eyebrow, the brown goes over the black, and on the right, it goes through. ) and the left side of the head seems to be more far-out than the right ( if that makes sense?) I suggest trying to bring that part of the head closer to the eye.
But i think thats about it. This character is really interesting and i enjoy looking at it's clock eye! very cool stuff <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt="" title=" (Big Grin)"/> I hope i was somewhat helpful to you. fdvc ;u;