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::Cider:: by shimmyshammy ::Cider:: by shimmyshammy
Here is again, tried to define him some more and the species that he fitted best it, decided to opt for the him being a panda like character.

Still a ways to go in terms of digital practice but happy with the turn out thus far. Working with muscle this time with some perspective, not something I've worked with a great deal with defining and working with the muscle features of a characters so I'm sure there are areas that look a little odd shall we say? Arm was properly the hardest area since I wasn't sure myself which was I wanted to face or to get it to match a great deal with the rest of the structure. Eventually get the blasted thing right in time, but not here, at least in my eyes.

Trying to simply things in the colouring this time right and something to explore and present later on. Simplifying the strokes and softer shading in selected so that things don't feel so heavy, mainly since I noticed I'd make more mistakes with just slapping the brush around without really thinking of what colour should be and fix things later on or spent more time re-correcting areas due to that issue.

I've given him a prototype name: Cider. Not permeant by any means so far and might be changed depending on peoples response. So let me know guys and girls if the current name should stay or be changed.

Interested to know what you all think.

Cider and artwork (c) Shimmyshammy
Stock imagery used (c) Imagine FX
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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this guy has a pretty cool desing I think! Specially the colors and the way you have made the hair are cool; the hair looks cute and I particularly love the tone of the color green :) I this it's great the way the hair fall down in the face, and the proportions of the face and body are very well done, too.

The coloring it's good, just one little advice I would give you; to add a bit more of light in the dark areas next time you do a painting like this, cos for example, the background it's too shiny and makes one wonder where the shadow come from or why the character seems to look to dark in comparison. And it feels like the muscles are a bit overworked.
I like the way how you drew the eyes too! But referring of the painting I think they can be more lighter, too. 

By the way, I came here to your gallery cos I saw one of your comments on a piece from an artist I'm watching, and it catches my eye how detailied and cool your comments about stuff are! :wow: So I just, wanted to let you know that I think that's really great! :thumbsup: :D Specially cos not every people take their time to say something with meaning on other fellow artist's art.
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Thank you for the kind words, it's nice to know that the kindness pays off every now and then.
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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
And yeah, kindness it's really appreciated for some artist, I'm included :D I think it is like that for most of artists :)
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frappuu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
looks good :)
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Thank you for the kind words.
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Pandaking757 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the coloring is pretty good, but you really need to work on the anatomy a little more, the face is fine, just the body structure
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thanks for saying, though this is somewhat old, it's nice to get some word on improvement.
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Pandaking757 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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KokoaMinto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I must say you improve more and more! I really love how you worked with the colors in this picture. The Character looks very interesting and makes a sympathic appearence. I don't know what to say, but the way you worked with the light and shadding effects just blow my mind! those details are amazing! I'm getting kind of jealous.
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Thank you for the kind and supportive words, it certainly helps in improving and making him much more iconic and memorable in future dates.
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