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Slash Attack Colored

This drawing was already an experiment with foreshortening, and now it's also an experiment with flat digital coloring.

Overall, I'm very happy with how this turned out, as well as how quickly I was able to get a reasonably pleasing result. Plain line work has its charms, but in this case, the color really makes the otherwise dull drawing come to life.

I'm not so thrilled with the highlights caused by the magic effects over the hands and eyes. That's what took the bulk of my time, and I never did really get it looking right. There are places (most notably around the eyes) that logically should be lit up but aren't, because when I tried adding light there, it looked less like lighting than like she got sprayed in the face with paint.

Because the process of coloring forced me to spend more time paying attention to the drawing, I've had time to think about what wasn't working about the pose and anatomy. I think the biggest issue is that the nearer shoulder isn't projected forward. Her shoulders are more or less straight, and the arm is bent at the shoulder. She should be rolling the whole shoulder forward to put more force into the attack.

The drawing is already much bigger on screen than the original physical drawing was, so there's no point in posting a larger version even with the colors. You can, however, see this picture in my DeviantArt gallery.

This image is tagged with: 2020, anthro, colored, digital, inked, lineart, lion, and Viola.

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