Comments such as suggestions of colors or patterns to help me for coloring him and any feedback on anatomy and my detailing of his hands, feet, and claws would be appreciated. I know correct anatomy would give him genitals in the pose he is in, but I don't want to draw that and I really don't want to have to slap a mature label on this.
More recent edit: I am currently working on digitizing the outline in Correl paint, and when my Autodesk finally arrives in the mail I will be experimanting with many colors and patterns and feathers for Lievye. He has to look AWESOME! Perhaps I will even try to add a background.
COLORATION WITH BODY PATTERNS: [link]
Edit: I decreased the brightness to counteract the washing out of my scanner.
Unshaded and with a little other info: [link]
Well, the scanner killed the shading...AGAIN! The actual drawing has more dark tones and a bit more contrast that what is shown here, and his elbow and the spikes on his head got blurred during scanning. But I at least managed to shade in his hair. Not sure if I am happy with the result. I will consult photos of real wavy hair and correct it later. As we all know, shading hair is completely unlike shading a body, as hair reflects light in a totally different way. With that in mind, I DID shade the braid in sort of as if it had reflective properties like that of a regular object, just for a dramatic effect. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my first fully shaded version of my adorable Lievye.
I will eventually add his patterns and colors. But that may have to wait until summer. Another semester is coming up and I still need my prismacolor pencils.