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color WIP (suggestions??) by Dragimal color WIP (suggestions??) by Dragimal
alright, here's what I've got for Eclypse's new-ish color/pattern scheme so far, and I would RLY LOVE some feedback on the patterns specifically. I feel like the patterns I have right now are too cluttered, but I'm not sure what to keep and get rid of. even though I can see they don't all work out together, they're all things that I like INDIVIDUALLY, so it's kinda hard for me to distance myself from my personal preferences to see what is actually working here

patterns I want to keep but there's wiggle-room:
- SOMETHING around the tips of the wings (both inside and outside). I'm willing to hear suggestions on patterns that aren't the darker finger tips I've got here, but I def want SOME kinda pattern there cus' the wing looks too plain w/o something
- a main eye pattern of some sort. I'm sorta on the fence abt this, and miiiiight be willing to just trash it if anyone strongly suggests so, but I rly like eye patterns. what I have shown here is just an "eyebrow spot", but I also rly like large spots that circle the entire eye, and/or ferret-like masks (in the past, I've given her masks that connected to her third eye spot). again, willing to trash any eye patterns if necessary, but if u have an idea abt an eye pattern that might work, I'm all ears

patterns I'll totally trash and/or drastically change if suggested:
- spotty pattern around the cheeks/skents (and a bit of the ear too)
- spotty pattern on the rump (does NOT include the 4 larger eye spots on the hip frill of the wing, I want to keep those)
- "whisker" spots on the muzzle

all other unnamed patterns are ones I DEFINITELY want to keep-- preferably as they currently are-- but am also totally open to suggestions on

and even tho I'm looking for pattern-specific suggestions here, if u have suggestions on anything else, from anatomy to color, I'll be happy to hear those too!
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Greynose Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What about that? sta.sh/0knziru6epv I went with your mask Idea and also made more eye spots and altered the wing and tail tip a little. Also removed all dem spots. I don't really know  what I should do with the stripes on the end of her tentacle wings 'cause that only appeared once so I tried to include it one more time.. although I'm not really satisfied either 'cause it looks kinda messy when it comes to the head 'n stuff. Don't know, hope It could help a little C:
Also don't ask about the file name. xD
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh I rly like what you did with the wing tip, with the extra eye spots! and the mask design is rly cool too, how it loops around the eyes and all

thank you for the input, I'll definitely keep it in mind!
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Greynose Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs. I am stuck in character design atm myself, so I can feel ya xD
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, glad I'm not alone! what are you stuck on, if you wanna talk abt it?
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Greynose Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I have some sort of story in my head as well which I once again think about getting down to in form of a comic. Aaand characters are relatively clear in terms of personalities, but if I want to draw a comic, I need clear Ref sheets and need to be really fine and confident with the design 'cause I'll draw dem fellows thousands of times, so much is clear. xD Aaand I'm kinda stuck with the main character who should have red fur but the species is werewolf-like (without the shifting stuff) and I really don't want him to be fox-ish, more like really wolfy. And for some reason all the designs are not satisfying :0 So yeah, thats my crisis x'D
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh yeah I gotcha. I've had some ideas for a comic as well, and have had trouble nailing down some solid designs, so I definitely feel ya on that front

hmm if you need any help with the design, I'd be happy to try and give some pointers! plus, you helped me out with Eclypse's design, so I feel it's only right to offer my help, if you'd like it 0v0
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Greynose Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as I get it into some state that's at least the right direction so I won't have to be ashamed lol. Also to prevent misunderstandings, cause, hell what should I do with some great character looks that don't fit the actual design and storyline 'cause I failed that hard as I do atm? x'D
Gotcha. <3
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh yeah that totally makes sense. I'm kinda in the same boat, drawing weird dragons that probably won't fit in my world, yepyep it's a struggle

well, good luck with world-building! if you want any feedback or anything later on, feel free to drop by, I'm always here ( ━☞´◔‿ゝ◔`)━☞
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you bulked up her head a bit and gave it more of a mousy look.

Here's what I would do: sta.sh/0227rhgfpy6u

In short, you have a lot of different things going on and you're starting to lose the harmony in it.  I just tried to repeat the major patterns in places where you have different things, and tone down how "exciting" some of it was so it would all mesh
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Dragimal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! for a while, I tried to give her a sloping Borzoi-ish look, but that conflicted w/ my love for bulbous noses. in the sketch stage, I eventually just dropped my hopes of Borzoi integration and went the whole nine yards for that rounded snout, drawing some inspiration from mice/rats~

AHHH YES PERFECT, you're absolutely right, I was losing the harmony in my rush to get down these patterns. I honestly thought I would just have to scrap a lot of these different elements, but u found a way to make it all work out beautifully! I esp like the idea of eye spots up on the wing tips too-- it's such a simple solution, I'm kinda kicking myself for not thinking of it

THANK YOU AGAIN, I'll def be taking all this advice into account!
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always happy to be of service. :meow:
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