Could i get a redraw and critique of my oc here?? :3c (im more just curious of what would be said, also i know mod requests aren’t usually listened to but i would very much enjoy mod mola to do this one if possible)
Well I can’t comment all that much on anatomy, considering there isn’t really a precedent for cat..monster…things…But the ears (?) Definitely need work. Ears have dimension and a great way of showing that is by showing a little bit of the inside of the ear. They are also too straight and should be drooping a little from their weight. The coloring is also weird. The way the white head cuts directly to black looks unnatural, like it’s a whit cat wearing a black suit. The main problem with this picture though is its edginess. I don’t have a problem with edgy or dark drawings on principle, as long as they aren’t a) super middle-school-emo cliché, or b) overdone to the point that the edginess is interfering with the mechanics of the drawing. Yours falls into the second trap. To put it bluntly: I can’t fuggin see it. I spent five minutes trying to decipher what that second face is and I’m still not sure if I got it right on the redraw. I did a similar review/redraw awhile ago that I suggest you check out (/post/150165418163), but basically when you draw a black character it’s important to go easy on the black in order to allow darker and lighter blacks to give shading and so your stuff don’t just look like featureless blob. The character will still read as black, but it will have shape. It’s also a good idea to add a third color beyond black and white. It doesn’t have to have a large presence, but a little bit of color goes a long way. For this one I used a little lime green to draw attention to the eyes. The black background is also doing you no favors. If you want to go for a “I ran into this monster at night look”, do a really dark blue and maybe some fog. The brush you used looks weird. I see you were going for a fuzzy look, but it ends up looking like you just abused the ms paint spray tool. I think you have the right idea with a shakier outline line pattern, I just don’t think this reads well. I think this character would look good with some Tim Burton-esque lines; loose and multiple layers, so that’s what I did on the redraw. I would post this as bad art ‘cause right now it looks like an edgy pear, but if you add some shading you’ll have a much better drawing.