This guy means a lot to me. Not only is he sire to Lenalis, but he's always been a milestone in my real life, as far as artistic comprehension goes. Whenever I draw him, (from his first appearance in '99), he is leaps and bounds ahead of my normal state of expression at the time, and this is no exception. Another of his qualities is that no matter what...he's colored. All 4 colors. Heh. And a third requirement is that he's too big to fit on one piece of paper, or to scan easily =P
This time, I took my new micron pens and went hogwild, not having the slightest idea wtf I needed to do to make it look neat...so I stuck with elementary parallel lines to show shading and the like. If anyone in the audience wants to be a wonderful help, I'd love you forever if I could get some tips on inking...I've got the whole outlining thing down to a fine science, but it's the weighted lines I want to explore. That's what Cerunix has introduced me to this time around.
Oh, and if you've seen his previous versions, he's not anthro. I accidentally (?) made him anthro before I was aware of the impending Furry Revolution and have since sworn myself against using anime and anthro styles, not because I dislike them, but that...I like my own style and don't want to be yet another person making them so stale a choice of art. Sorry! Don't hate me! I like the art, just choose not to use it myself. This is the rendition of my baby that I'm most pleased with of three ever created, with quite a gap between appearances (May '99, Oct '02, and Aug '03)
Oh yeah, and for those who wanna see, I'll post the lineart version if you wanna see how much work I put into that. A lot for me, never done it before heh.