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Gift-A Little Something by ShardianofWhiteFire

When I saw this at first I was very taken, it's very sweet and honest. The expressions and anatomy are all fine and work well. Though t...

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So I've been thinking about drawing a few things for Halloween. I had a few idea, like making a new zombie canine or ghost images. But I wanted to see what you guys who watch me or hop across my page want to see. I know many of you are here for the digimon/pokemon or canine related art, so in that spirit I wanted any ideas you guys had. I'll even write out a few themes I was working with.
Pumpkin (digimon, pumpkinmon?)
Skeleton (Skeleton animal, digimon, pokemon, or person?)
Zombie (canine, bird, horse, digimon, pokemon etc)
Crow/Raven theme
Vampires, werewolves, devils/satan creatures, monsters, psychopaths, or anything spooky!

So what would you like to see this halloween!?
Lord Pharnax 2014 by Brittlebear
Lord Pharnax 2014
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Lord Pharnax

Oh man, what an old character of mine, one of my oldest I'd say. He's an armor-clad wolf who, as I recall it now, was the Alpha of the Zarkails Pack originally. Basically a kind of generic bad-guy, I will likely re-work him someday since my old stories are so... well childish now I look back on them. Which makes sense because I was a kid when i made them. So it'll be fun to try and make it work into something more complex and interesting now. I'm sure I can there are basic ideas out there, I just have to build onto it. I;m not sure I'm done with this picture, his armor should be more rusted, dented and damaged. He also lacks to markings on his armor they originally had. We'll see, for now here's a basic updated version of my good old Lord Pharnax.
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Gift-A Little Something by ShardianofWhiteFire
When I saw this at first I was very taken, it's very sweet and honest. The expressions and anatomy are all fine and work well.
Though there are a few things you can do to make it better! So I'll start in on those. And keep in mind, I only know about any of this because at some point people pointed out to me that my work could be better if I did XYZ as well.
First off, profile angles can work, but for the most part they can make you characters look too 2-dimensional. If you want to give them depth and make the picture feel like it's existing in a larger world, you can try for some different angle or perspective. For example, perhaps this picture could have been seen from over the shoulder of one of the character, where you still see the present but focus on the expression of the other to see how they react. Also as a general rule of thumb, in the digital medium I always try to stay away from pure black/white. The range is so much greater. If I want a character to appear black I can use a very dark grey or even better purple or blue grays which can often look darker. That way I can allow for better shading on the character, or reserve black of outlines if I don't color them in, as you've done here. Coloring in your lines is very good here. You could even go a little darker if you liked.
Now the tricky bit for everyone, background. I personally avoid doing backgrounds if I can help it. And if I'm making a picture 9/10 I for get about it until the end and then slap something on or just leave it blank. In this situation I can see why you felt you needed a background as one character is on a rock. The main issue with the background is that it looks like something that every very young artist draws. A grassy hill with a bright blue sky and the sun, somewhere visible in their picture, which for some reason also has no effect on their shading, but it's there. You don't need to have the sun visible, often at an angle like this, unless it's sunset/rise you wouldn't see it. If you did want to add the sun, having a sunset/rise would make for a really fun picture, allowing you to play with warm colors to further effect the emotions here. Otherwise you could have it set just about anywhere and might have had better results. A rocky mountaintop, where only dragons could reach. A deep forest with only speckles of sunlight bleeding through. A starlit vista near the water, beach, river, waterfall. Whatever, anything beyond grassy hill with blue beautiful sky. You could even have made it stormy and it would have added the depth that he brought this present through thick and thin but got it there.
Honestly this picture is pretty darn good, I do like the designs of the characters and idea and honesty of the characters are very sweet and I like that. It's mostly just things that someone, or multiple people told me to do about my own art that I figure I can pass along. At some point someone asked why I always drew my pictures in complete profile, and I couldn't answer them, I had never even thought about it. So I started experimenting with different angles and perspectives and it helped me a ton. I hope some of what I said can help you too. Good luck!
Wolf Head Crests by Brittlebear
Wolf Head Crests
Someone on the mmo(Archeage) I've been playing obsessively asked if I could make them a crest of a wolfs head for their ship. He wanted something badass, either a snarling wolf or a howling wolf. So I made both.
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Ibee's Halloween Contest Comic by Brittlebear
Ibee's Halloween Contest Comic
The Journal: LINK
All characters (Allen and Alex) belong to: :iconkingneroche:

I decided to make a scene of an idea I brought up with :iconkingneroche: Kyuu (AKA Ibee, AKA King Neroche). The conflict, or insanity that Allens relentless or simple affection would drive Alex to become even more psychotic then usual and perhaps lead him to a rage or homicidal ecstasy. Does Alex mean what he says? That's still up for debate.

Anyway, since the last time I did a contest for Kyuu it was a comic I figured I'd try to do that again, since I have a need to tell short stories. So gore... Not something I'm used to, I have been known to add scars or make skeletal or muscle exposed figures at time. But never actually gone for the all-out gore. I wouldn't even consider this to the level of most gore pictures. Since it's pretty much just cuts and blood. But it was actually really fun to do, the act of painting in the abuse was a whole new experience and I found it to be rather soothing. I also did humans! WHAT! A non-animal based picture, insanity! I'm a bit rusty and I think that the faces could have been a lot better in the small panels, so it'll be something I think I work on in the future.

Anyway I hope you enjoy this short scene! :P
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So I've been thinking about drawing a few things for Halloween. I had a few idea, like making a new zombie canine or ghost images. But I wanted to see what you guys who watch me or hop across my page want to see. I know many of you are here for the digimon/pokemon or canine related art, so in that spirit I wanted any ideas you guys had. I'll even write out a few themes I was working with.
Pumpkin (digimon, pumpkinmon?)
Skeleton (Skeleton animal, digimon, pokemon, or person?)
Zombie (canine, bird, horse, digimon, pokemon etc)
Crow/Raven theme
Vampires, werewolves, devils/satan creatures, monsters, psychopaths, or anything spooky!

So what would you like to see this halloween!?

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EddiUp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
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ALA1N-J Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
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HeartlessHunter13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! XB
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Brittlebear Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
TY!
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HeartlessHunter13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Welcome! XB
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DigitalPokeLau Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday !!! Have a nice day !!! :iconrainbowcakeplz: :party:
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Brittlebear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DigitalPokeLau Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome !!! :la:
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!

Hope you enjoy getting older XD
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Brittlebear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes I am often reminded I"m not a quarter of a century old. Hurray.
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