It was going to be a surprise but I figured I could post it here anyway...
It's a sketch of
's commission which was with his character Raul Xi (the canine) sparring with my character Xingren (the cat).
They're not 'fighting' really... even if they look thoroughly pissed off at each other
I had some difficulties with this one mainly with posing. I looked up a ton of references and they all made it look static so I watched some old Kung-Fu movies a while back and broke out the sketchpad. Whenever I blinked I'd catch a pose in my head and doodle it quickly, then I'd pick two for these characters.
The idea here is to not have it have contact but rather their blows falling short as a means not to actually hurt one another; they're not enemies after all. ChameleonBot
did help with Raul's posing since when I did it the perspective was a bit 'off' so I was grateful for that. I need a good background setting for this. I'd imagined a Dojo but... not sure if I like that idea as it may be too cliche.
I have to fix Raul's left sleeve because I forgot to turn on that layer when I merged them apparently... it fades out from the end better in reality but here it looks weird.
I will admit I am rusty with anthros lately, I have't had a need to draw them as a lot of these commissions are of four-legged animals, haha! But I did the base sketch for this a while back so I had the basic ideas for a while and SonicHomeboy
saw it and finishing it was just a matter of refining the sketch a bit.
So here you have it.
A commission WIP. Yay!
Glad I got this one all sorted so once he approves I can finish it!
This one will be fun to line and colour
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