A gift for my dear friend ~Ilumeos -and a technique experiment. It's done with the hard-round brush at 100% opacity for a change, which is why the individual strokes/lines look a lot 'harder' than the way I usually paint. It was interesting to do and taught me a lot about wrist movement/painting rythm to get fur. The shoulder shape+shirt is quite horrible but otherwise I'm happy with how it came out -though I will absolutely not keep painting like this, it 'feels' too scratchy somehow D: ------------------ The character is Yunem, the male Kajiit character my friend plays in Skyrim who we totally ship with my Skyrim kitty Misha *cough*. He's a sneaky archer, so I had planned to include his bow, but there was really no way to include it in a way that didn't make it look like a weird, lopsided stick sticking out of his back. xD
Comments are super appreciated!
Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos; 7h Reference used for the sky: [link]