My half of a trade with WhiteRaven@dA— of her phoenix character as a leupak. :B (Click here to see her side, which is just flibbertigibberting amazing. I just made that word up to describe it).
I actually managed to force myself to take my sweet time with this thing for once (I’ve been working on it here and there over several weeks), and I think it really made a massive difference. God, it feels so fucking good to be painting again.

My half of a trade with WhiteRaven@dA— of her phoenix character as a leupak. :B (Click here to see her side, which is just flibbertigibberting amazing. I just made that word up to describe it).

I actually managed to force myself to take my sweet time with this thing for once (I’ve been working on it here and there over several weeks), and I think it really made a massive difference.

God, it feels so fucking good to be painting again.

I’ve been doing a lot of art study the past few weeks, including stuff for painting light and shadow, perspective, and character design.
These are some of the things I’ve put together in the process. c:

(lol, don’t mind me screwing with the files— this is making it a lot easier to see things to tweak, apparently!)

edit again to add another set of sketches I forgot. fffff