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Remember this guy?

I went ahead and colored him.

corgilele02 corgilele03 corgilele04

The WIPs above amount to about 11-12 hours of work, and I wasn't completely happy with the way it was turning out. Then I got a new tablet, and decided to go for a partial re-do with gentler colors and more intense shadows.

corgilele05 corgilele06 corgilele07

Total completion time was around 20 hours, but because of the partial re-do, only 12 of those hours actually contributed to the final image.

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I actually haven't forgotten about this blog. I'm just in one of those infamous transitional periods of life — the kind where you move in with your parents while you look online for a new job in a new city.

Later this month, I'm taking a train to said city for some face-to-face job hunting. It'll be good to break my internet-induced habit of anonymity. I'll be there about a week.

Somnium Lupus, for those who've been reading it, will begin updating again before I go. I know I said early June, but it hasn't been my highest priority. Hence, mid-June.

Anyway, have some art.


Ink and marker, 9x12". Censored because Flickr sucks. The digitally colored and uncensored version is on my FA, here.

Why didn't I try using actual marker paper before now? It's so much better and faster.
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My ink work needs... work. It's not as obvious on the resize, but there's a lot of inconsistency. I know I could do better. It's just putting in all the practice time.


For an art trade, to be colored.


Gift art, also to be colored.
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I've been busy since October doing sketch/flat color commissions for the Iron Artist 100-picture challenge. I totally failed NaNoWriMo this year, as always happens when I actually try to do it in November. April, June, and July seem to be more successful for me.

Here are some WIP shots of a personal piece I've been diddling around with for a good long while now.

GYB wip

This was the first attempt at coloring. The technique was a pain in the butt, and I couldn't stand that yellowish color, so I scrapped it.

GYB wip 2

Here's the underpainting I'm working with now, colors reshifted, and shading completely redone. (The figure on the bottom is still in the flat-color stage even now.)

GYB wip 3

A second attempt at texturing was begun using the labor-intensive sort of "outlining" technique. I've managed to use this technique to good effect on other pieces, but this one just wasn't having it, so again I scrapped that and started again with a brand-new process:

GYB wip 4

This process will hopefully end up looking good, because it's much quicker, mainly thanks to the glory of keyboard shortcuts. The texturing shown now will eventually be smudged to look less blocky/poofy, and individual hairs will be drawn over top of that. ...Or at least, that's the plan for now. I might end up changing my fickle mind again. :\


Sep. 7th, 2010 03:02 pm
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I'm still obsessing off-and-on about this new character and figured I'd share something of him. Here's the sketch for him in his non-anthro form, which I may or may not ever use:


He's a bit fluffier than this shows, so you can't normally see his bones, but that's about how rangy he is under the fur. He's half wolf, half African wild dog.

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This is the art, scraps, ideas, commissions, rejects, and projects blog of a so-called artist nicknamed Tao Dog.

Currently I'm active mostly on FurAffinity under the user name "taodog".

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