So, I gotta say, the two things that really stand out to me here are the paws and the suit. I'm gonna go easy on the suit because I see others have already commented on it (and deservedly so!) BUT I WILL SAY THAT THE FABRIC OF THAT TIE. DAAAAANG, SON. THAT IS A SLICK TIE IT'S HIGHLIGHTED FLAWLESSLY LIKE SATIN (...could be silk, but I only know satin, oops? ) WITH ONE PERFECT CREASE AT THE KNOT AND ALL THE LIGHT SHIFTS FROM THE WAY IT HAS TO FOLD TO CONFORM TO SITTING HOWDAREYOUBESOPERFECT.
NOW PAWS. Paws are rough--every bit as much as hands on people can be. In addition to the whole "digits" problem, they've also got a really funky fur pattern that's easy to get sloppy on--but you didn't, and it really shows.
Wow! Thank you! I had never done an anthro that combined very refined human traits with animal ones like this before. So it's been great getting feedback (especially positive feedback ) on this. I'm glad you like it! I thought a really shiny/smooth texture for the tie would balance the slightly rougher texture of the pinstriped suit.
The design for the hand-paws was something I struggled with and talked to Nicolae about since neither of us were exactly sure how they should look. More human with fur or just paws like a wolf? We went with a nice in-between of longer "finger" digits but keeping the structure of a paw instead of a hand. Thank you for noticing and commenting on them.
This made me think of the guy from the Dos Equis ad/meme for some reason. The suit looks amazing, how do you even get the stripes right? Loved the paws, somehow I didn't immediately notice them. Makes me wonder what the feet are like
Lol! You're not the first to mention that. I love the comparison. The Most Interesting Man in the World is so cool that could probably just turn into a wolf-man whenever he wanted.
Thanks! I had only done pinstripes once before (on the painting I did of Gary Oldman as Sirius Black) and I remembered them being really difficult then. It was a little bit easier this time having done them once before but getting the placement right was still tough, especially among the folds at the joints.
I hadn't thought of the feet. Wonder if he's wearing shoes?
Right, Sirius. I wasn't sure when you had done it before but I was sure you had. And it looks impeccable. The one time I did a similar thing was a texture in Noob Saibot's pants and it was a nightmare, the stripes would never be the right size, or follow the shapes the way it should, or looked any decent at all
Thanks! I actually didn't use a texture brush this time around. I painted and blended the colors like usual and then used dodge/burn to add the slight grain to it in a similar fashion to how I make my backgrounds.
One comment I received from a watcher, seemed to wrap it up in one word... "WoW!!" I wholeheartedly agree. It took my breath when I laid eyes on the finished piece for the first time, and I cannot thank you enough for this marvelous work.
My pleasure! I haven't done extensive work that juxtaposes realistic animal and human elements like this project did. It was a lot of fun and a great experience for me. Thank you again for commissioning me.