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The Cat and His Man: Chaucer and Richard Snow by Hestia-Edwards The Cat and His Man: Chaucer and Richard Snow by Hestia-Edwards
Thanks to PokeTitan for the suggestion of doing a crouching pose, and I did find this pose challenging. Even with with his right shoulder lower than his left, and attempting to foreshorten his right leg, the drawing looks a bit off. Obviously I need to do more of these. ;) Any other pose suggestions are welcome as well (also welcome character suggestions).

I also realize that I have three outfits that I put my Victorian characters in: Victoria dresses, suits, or basic shirt/pants/boots. I need to explore other options.

Chaucer is one of the cats of Richard Snow (I haven't decided how many he will have yet). Richard was born to a poor couple that lived and worked on a Southern plantation. He was orphaned as an infant when Nishas attacked the plantation and almost died himself, but Elaishar and his Shas rescued him in time. He was taken in by a black slave, and together they used the underground railroad and ventured West. Richard became one of the few humans Elaishar would confide in. Mr. Snow lives in a cabin with his cats, and earns his living by hunting and the fur trade. He will be a supporting character in my second comic, Atannan.


You can check out my first comic, Concerning Rosamond Grey. You can read it at: 
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For easier reading, check out the comic at: rosamondgrey.smackjeeves.com

Synopsis:
In the late 19th century, little Rosamond Grey sneaked into the woods one night, and was found unconsciousness the next day.  For years afterwards she suffers from seizures from an unknown ailment. Dr. Glass is loosing hope for her cure, until a strange foreigner hints of a different cause…


Materials: Dr. Martins Bombay ink, Pro-white, Deleter paper, maru-pen, spoon pen.

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PokeTitan Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like how you drew the cat ^^ In my opinion, it's the hands that have the most the room for improvement in your art. I think maybe you should try drawing some different hand gestures, or characters holding objects from different angles and focusing on that a bit. Looking good though :)  
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) Yeah, his hand on his knee doesn't look quite right. Lately I've been working on a drawing with two characters, and the hands are being tricky with me. 
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PokeTitan Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's understandable, I know it's probably the hardest thing to draw for just about all artists. But I'm sure you'll find a way to master it :)
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Hydrofluorid Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
hi boi,its me from projectcomment. the color tones looks well with the cartoonish style and the simplistic aspect that it gives. the cat looks great and the man shows expression which is key to a drawing sucess. try isolating the ligth source in order to to know where you should put the shading and the highlights. if you try to do that in order to improve your drawing quality be carefull about to not saturate the drawing whith dark areas. it is something i still struggly currently. the man looks really cool whith his beard and his expression. i would suggest you use comic book and characters as model to get a better hold of style and quality because your style match easily. you should also use pose reference because the pose the man is positioned in looks weird. use hand reference to make the hands look realistic because they seem too flat. try twisting the cats body a little bit to give it a more in 3d position. one of the biggest thing you must be carefull about is the arms. the arms are positionned too low on the torso. try using reference in order to correct the proportions and the position. the hair you drew could be bigger and the fur less spikier. if you see a photoi of a cat. you wont see all the fur spikes comingout. i highly suggest trying a bunch of poses before starting your drawing in order to get your character to look as great as you could possibly makethem be.

use references and keep on drawing everyday. its key to sucess 
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, thank you. :)
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rilargo Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Firstly, I love the cat! - You've caught the essence of "catness" :D The legs and feet on the main figure look good too. Although, Like Manti76 says, perhaps the crouching pose could be a bit lower, less strain on the legs :)  After trying to copy the pose in the mirror I also think the back could maybe be curved more which would bring the head lower down. Hope that's some help :)   
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feedback. :D That's a good point about the curve of the back--I hadn't considered that.

So far, I think that's the only view I can draw of cats. Sweating a little...Since there will be lots of cats in the sequel comic, I'll need to work on these too.  
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Shuman100 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scritch scritch
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty much, both in drawing it and what the cat is getting. ;)
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Manti76 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm already hooked on the sequel; I love the back story on this character.  Maybe you could have made the crouching pose a bit lower - like him resting his forearms on his thighs (hugging his legs).  Looking at reference photos, that pose appears a bit easier...at least to me :) It's still a nice pose...no way am I an expert because I have tons to learn myself ;)
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! Glad to make you excited for the sequel. :D 

I could have done an easier pose: but I want to challenge myself on these single sketches before I try the sequel. ;)
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Manti76 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally understand.  I'm spending my time practicing while at the same time working on moving forward with my own comics
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