Cannot believe how long I've been holding off on commenting on this 8D; What can I say? I like the expressions on here (especially Lommy's), that eisna cub is one of the fluffiest things I have ever seen, and the background is really well done, too.
And hooray for adding highlights with acrylic! (if memory serves, that's what you used, right? Or was it a special kind of pen?)
Yay! They're not cross-eyed anymore! Their ears are a bit small, though... (they don't reach from the eye to the nose, but then again this is experemntal ear-anatomy, nay?). Yarr, I'm being over-observant again, somebody stop me, please.
In any case, this is such an adorable picture! I want todraw Lynn-druid now, and even if it's alright with one's friend, his druid-character, too. How fun, how fun that would be!
Mera, you put me in wonder and awe every time i set foot upon your page.
I love the detail, and yesh, Lynn looks likeyou - slap the brother!!!
I want an esina. To hold and pet. I want to feed one a leaf too!
W shall work on this animal hybrid esina project ( that's in the open now isnt it? )
I love the expressions and the details! I like Lynn too. XD I want to hold an Eisna cub. So cuuute....
The feathers in her hair reminded me of something interesting: My Sensi, who is part of an Apache tribe, once told me and my class that to wear feathers in your hair is a sign of honor, because it means you have done something brave. Since they're also a mark of a warrior, they can be used to indicate a state of war. If the feathers are lying back, that means it is a state of peace, but if they're straight up, that means that it's a state of war.
He then said he loves the old pictures of settlers meeting native americans where you can clearly see that the feathers are straight up.
I think you should be proud of that work, it's really nicely done. Not only is the lineart nice and well-defined, but the colour and the texture of the medium is really really nice and adds a marvellous touch of atmosphere to the work in general. I'm loving the expressions ^^ And the details are fantastic!
Hym, it actually took a lot longer than most of my works, but that's partially due to my working on it on and off for awhile. The total time counting breaks would be around 20 days from when I started the sketch, to when I completed it yesterday morning.
Of course, Most of the time I didn't work on it at all, or I would only do a bit during the extra time I had at class... because of that, I have no idea on an estimate for actual hours worked. I can say, however, that the coloring for a full image like this would take at least an hour of concentrative coloring, because you have to pay attention to the values of your markers and make sure you blend them. IT doesn't take as long as painting, however, because you can't stop once you start coloring a certain section or else the marker dries, and it'll create odd lines in your work.
and yes. pure prismacolor marker with just a hint of jell pen for the highlights.