Commission for Velvian!
It sure took a long time for me to finish, but I hope it was worth it...?
Velvian is a really cool character. He's got a neat design, and I had lotsa fun doing sketches of him. The pose I settled on here was quite random. I was on Tegaki, and then suddenly I got struck by this inner-eye vision thingy of how I should do the commission, so I quickly sketched down the pose on a new Tegaki entry, and later on I re-sketched it in Photoshop and started coloring it.
What took me so long was actually the flames. I realized I was horrible at drawing flames and decided not to work any more on this drawing until I've learned how to do them.
It resulted in a loooong wait, and eventually I managed to forget all about the commission
!, and when I finally remembered it, I also remembered that flame issue.
So I drew that crappy "anthro in flames" deviation I have lying around somewhere in my gallery.. It was for the mere purpose of flame practice.
I've been "studying" flames a little lately, because to draw something I need to understand how it works, and/or their "pattern" as I for some reason call it; meaning how it acts and why it acts that way, and if the movement follows a specific pattern or not, ...like, "rules" sorta. I dunno how to explain it.. But I just need to know how things work.
I still haven't figured out this "pattern" thing when it comes to flames yet, that's why they don't look too good now.. But I figure they're ok. I mean, at least they don't look like pom-poms anymore..
Also, it turns out that the long delay actually brought something good with it. When I compare this picture to how it looked before I started working on it again tonight, I do see some slight improvement.
It still has a lot of flaws, but hopefully I'm the only one who notices...
Anyway, I'm considering myself done with this picture now, or I'll just risk overdoing it and that's not good.
I hope you like it, Velvian ^__^'
art by: Elise M.S. (NocturnalMoTH) 2008
lol ok DA obviously hates me idk XD
For some reason, this deviation got submitted not only one but three times..!! lol what's up with that? x'D
Anyway, I'm sorry about that, and I've deleted those other two to avoid further confusion and stuff... x]