Grumpy bunny - Feedback welcome!

  • Mornings, eh? So I drew this in GIMP the other day, and even though I felt (kind of) happy with it, I was surprised at how difficult I found it to be. Would love to hear your thoughts!

    When I've posted my work here before, people have pointed out that my line art is more flat, while the shading is kind of overcompensating for that in a jarring way. So I tried to have less extreme shading here, but that's what I found surprisingly difficult. I first tried a cel shading kind of look, with completely flat colors and sharp edges. It did not look good at all. So in the end I felt I had to have softer shadows.

    Then I tried to color the lineart and I felt it was just much harder to actually see the image. So I'm not sure how to go about this more cartoony style that I was looking for here.

    And I couldn't come up with a good background! This is what I usually do then - have a muted color and some texture to at least give the impression of it being drawn on paper. Do you have any thoughts on good backgrounds for this? Or good ways to go about it when you don't really want much of a background but it looks weird to leave it out completely.


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