I assume this isn't your OC b/c of the desc, but I'll help you out today <3
Gesture drawing can contribute and can make an amazing impact when drawing the ideas for poses, proportions, anatomy, and staging/laying out. (humans aren't really my preference either, but it is needed///and helpful!! When drawing anthros especially. Then you can add in the anthropomorphic features~
You might need to look at references at a canine's back feet. The right leg seems to be longer and much thinner comparing to the left. Both sizes of the back feet seem very different in sizes as well.
Clothing, then again, you might need to take a glance at references when drawing clothes. They aren't easy but it will take getting used to (and can make help you draw)<3
Arms and GOD THE HANDS DO GET FRUSTRATING FOR US BOTH ;w;. Hand anatomy is especially difficult if you don't get a feel for them. They become second nature if you do get used to them.
As a painter, I do have things that can add in (based off my experience) Texturing the tail might take away the focus. <3 also im going on my way home and I can help you some more if you note me<3
Heya! Just a fellow deviant here making a critique for you <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=" (Smile)"/> To point it out, I believe the main focus is Miku? Although, I see where you are going with the painting. But I have some points to show you on how to make it more impactful. Critiques can really help you find your ground in drawing
She is adorable! But, she is blending in with the background! This can make her difficult to see! Regarding her anatomy, you should try to make full bodies to understand the anatomy itself. i.e, gesture drawing! This can help you break out of stiff figures!! Incorporating gesture draws with basic shapes can help you out tremendously when starting off! Anime still uses the basic anatomy and usually is set with variations!
Looking at your sketch, which is in your final piece, though this can look very nice as a starter and find out which way you are going before moving on, but this can really disrupt the feeling of the work if used as a final. I know, lineart is hard for the both of us, but lineart isn't the only way on how to go over sketches my friend! In fact, seeing that this was an anticipated painting, I should say that lineart won't be good way to go. There is a painting technique called rendering! I have a great tutorial my favorite artist made to show how he made his paintings! haychel.deviantart.com/art/HL-… He colored over his sketches! You may see lineart in the final, but all he was just doing is cleaning over it, and showed depth in his work!
And for the background, I can assume that you might have used a cartoon/drawing filter on a camera and making it as the background but I won't know! Like I said, line art isn't a way to go when painting. The coloring on this is safe to say that not enough effort was placed on it. More likely, giving the background picture more credit than you. Then again, rendering can save you tons!!
And for more about coloring, detailing, and all that, keep in mind that you want to show the main point for something like this. There is so much going on in the picture than it actually looks. The eyes i'm guessing is that you wan't people to see but the hair getting overly detailed can take their eyes away from what you want them to see. The background can be too much for a viewer as well. There is so much going on (okay that sky is so pretty tho) to see the main point. Perhaps if the background was a little less detailed and contrasted differently, it won't affect the main focus. The colors in there are very closely alike, then again, she looks like she is camouflaged in a scene.
The cherry blossom petals are very pretty and I can see that you took a lot of time on it. Though, it isn't easy looking at them as there is so much to look at already :'3c
Practice makes perfect my friend <3 I'm sure you can use this criticism to help you head forward with your art <3 Everyone starts out small but I can see potential in what you can do! Art itself isn't easy but can be fun. Sometimes moving out of your comfort zone can really make a difference if art is a passion for you. I'm in love with art and I wan't to show everyone that art isn't just a talent. Its hard work and passion that really matters. Criticism is a good thing to help you get closer to that dream job or life you are aiming for!! <3 I really hope this helps out Keep up the good work! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=" (Smile)"/>