A gift for the lovely A thank you. You know what for.
Plus I've been dying to draw you a gift for ages. I've just never felt like a good enough artist to do you justice.
I'm fairly pleased with this. I whipped it out in one sitting. I just got hit with inspiration for the first time in a looong while.
This is a Knote, a species of her creation. I hope I'm allowed to draw one. It's a gift piece, so I figured it would be okay to draw one without permission.
I sort of pictured this as a candle without a wick.. I don't know. I feel like the design is rather bland. I should go back and touch it up...
But this is my first test with textures and doing fur detail. Any advice or critiques would be greatly appreciated~
Please go check her art out. She's a fabulous painter and an incredible person. She's been nothing but sweet to me since I started talking to her, and offers some great critiques - something that is too few and far between on dA.
Oh my gosh! When I logged in this just caught my eye and I thought, "WOW! Gorgeous!" And then I saw it was for me and I almost died of joy! I love it! It is so...me, but mixed with the magic of you. So it is perfect. You got the Knote species down very well, especially because you added your own attributes and made him almost an embodiment of something with all that smoke (he does seem like a candle somehow actually) The colours are pretty much one of my favourite schemes too. I like the tiny bit of purple for his horns, it is just perfect. His fur is beautiful too. I especially like the mane. I am glad you made him mostly eyeless too, very Knote-worthy +laughs+ I also really like what the words say on the side, very nice. Are they song lyrics?
This piece really means a lot to me. Thank you so, so, so, so, much!