Sketch for nightfall, would love some critique!
Laurel Aylesworth last edited by
Wow. This is awesome. All I got - lol
Carrie last edited by
Love your critters! I have horses and I appreciate the squirrels action...very realistic approach to riding. I think I would like the foxes eye to be open. Really like your background, too!
Braden Hallett last edited by
@Amelia-Bothe rodents on animal mounts always gets a win in my books
Anything technical I could give you would be nitpicky (and probably wrong, you've got an awesome knowledge of aminal anatomy).
But I do have questions: What's the story and what feelings are you trying to convey?
Coley last edited by
I am totally jealous lol, this is so awesome.
I fee like the pose of the "fox" is fine. I know the motion is slowed a bit like some have mentioned but in a way it sort of freezes the moment. It's obvious they]re going fast but to have the moment a little slowed down where the fox is suspended briefly is super cool to me anyhow.
i'm curious too on the story
@EliaMurrayArt thank you so much for the feedback!!! These pics are great reference, I especially love the second ones pose wow. I really appreciate the advice and kind words!!
@Carrie thank you!! My instinct says that if I open the fox’s eye his eyeline would lead the viewers eye off the page, but I think I’ll give it a try anyways because my instinct is usually wrong haha ^^
@Coley thank you so much!! The story was basically that predator (Fox) and prey (jerboa) come together at night to fight off a common evil (locusts.) : -) thank you for your interest!!
Rachel Horne last edited by
This is great. You can sense the speed, I love the birds in the background. I do agree about the fox, to me he seems like he’s jumping but altogether great so far!
Melanie Ortins last edited by
Gorgeous! My only nitpick is that you could try maybe tilting the perspective to make it more dynamic and enhance the feeling of motion even more. And have the bugs flying at a bit of a different angle. Very horizontal compositions tend to feel more still and that counters a bit with your subject. I love your character designs though, they have so much personality! Fennec foxes and kangaroo rats are the best
chrisaakins last edited by chrisaakins
@Amelia-Bothe I love your characters. Desert animals are the best. What exactly is the kangaroo rat doing, though? He kinda looks like he is smelling his armpit when I look at it on my phone. One of the challenges I had during Inktober was drawing mice holding things over their head. Their big old heads get in the way. I posted an example of how I solved the issue. I think you are going to have to change the Jerboa's position a bit to make it work. Maybe tilt his body around more and raise his head up? I agree with the comments about changing the POV to a more dynamic slant. It always creates movement in a composition.
I really can't wait to see this finished. It inspires me to do more animal art.