Sine: "Okay...now I
know you're doing it on purpose."
Xeshire: "Doing what?"
Commission for =Xeshaire
along with her beau ~SineDeficio
Took me entirely to long to get this painting finished, due in no small part to the unfortunate demise of my old PC in early spring, and the havoc it wrought on my completion schedule...
thanks a bunch to Xeshaire for being so patient and understanding about the whole thing!
But aside from that little bump in the road, oh, this one was so much fun!
Two super fun to draw awesome and colorful chars; a great, friendly commissioner quick on responses; a decidedly unique basic idea with a lot of room to build in (a pair of anthro foxes taking their sniper rifles for a visit to the countryside on a sunny day...); and I got to play with SO many of the color theory things I've been working on lately! And, just to top it all off, dream-come-true grade reference sheets for both characters.
Just thrilled to no end with how this piece came out.
And because I know some people will ask or want to ask about the fur and grass because I would have a couple years back: There's no magic shortcut, just a knack you get from practicing. For the most part its all about going over and over an area with low opacity and an increasingly small round brush and some blending with smudge tool/mixer paintbrush tool. Maybe I'll do a tutorial if a lot of people ask for one.