Hey HeartOfTheStorm I tried your advice with the fur, but I couldn't have the brush on opacity because its flash (I should have really used photoshop). My dog looks pretty flat overall, so I need a lot more practice and messing around. Any additional advice?
Dog reference pic: 1funny.com/wp-content/uploads/…
Siren reference pic: thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/police…
Ground texture from: lostandtaken.com/
Aww, this is adorable! x3 All together you have done a pretty good job, especially considering that you made this in flash! Seriously, you have my respect for rendering this in such a program.
I think the best tip I can offer you would be to get a bit more movement happening this the fur. I don’t mean making your doge look like he is standing in the middle of a typhoon, I recommend just using a rather thick brush to apply spread out fur strokes to start with and then refine and add detail to it using smaller brushes, whilst still leaving the initial large strokes generally visible. This gives your fur a better flow and can look very nice if you nail it.
For reference, this method can be seen on the upper front of the neck of this here heartofthestorm.deviantart.com… . If you look close you can still generally make out beginning strokes, whilst the finer ones.
I hope that all made sense, if not please feel free to inquire! ^^
I remembered you had said to start with big brushstrokes, but I struggled to figure out a way to do it. Next time I'll force myself to start big and blurry and really stare at how you made it work (if you don't mind me using your fur as a loose reference). How many fur layers did you retain throughout one of your drawings?