?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

MOAR Fox Studies!

Had to spent some time dad-sitting at the rehab place this evening; since he was sawing logs the whole time, I used it as a chance to do some more anthro-fox studies, including another appearance by Lariat Boy and a cameo by Disney's Robin Hood, wondering what happened to his hat.

Fox Studies 2: Electric Boogaloo

Some of these guys are a little too feline, but I do feel like I'm beginning to get a handle on the whole "vulpine" thing. For those who are wondering, yes I am moving in the direction of a specific character, but I want to get the "fox" part right first, before I start tacking the character bits on, even if I do keep drawing foxes with suspiciously-period collars.

The eventual design will probably be a fusion of Lariat Boy with Count Foxula there, although the ponytail option is still strong in the running.

-The Gneech

Comments

( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
chipuni
Aug. 25th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
I love your Count Foxula sketch! He looks ever so much like slightly-mad lower nobility...
blacktigr
Aug. 25th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Count Foxula is my fave out of all the sketches so far.
rowyn
Aug. 25th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
I love him, too! Very foxy. Although he'd look good with a pony tail, as well.
goodluckfox
Aug. 25th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
"My name is Fabian Fox... would you like a... cafe aulait?"
sirfox
Aug. 25th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
-_- i have that.
the_gneech
Aug. 25th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
We theoretically have him, too, but we couldn't find him. I was going to use him for a rough shape ref at weird angles!

-TG
goodluckfox
Aug. 25th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
And hooray for Robin Hood. :)
kyyanno
Aug. 25th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Looks like you're heading in the right direction with the thinner, more conical (if you could call it that) muzzle shape. Canines tend to be boxier, so it does set your character designs apart somewhat.

Maybe have a look at "Mongrels" (the Beeb's latest furry puppet series) for some inspiration/ideas, as they have a couple of fox characters who look pretty Vulpine for puppets.

And there's nothing wrong with looking feline :P
the_gneech
Aug. 25th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
Looking feline is a great thing, when that's what you're going for!

-TG
camstone
Aug. 25th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
By george, I think he's got it...
"I approve."

Although I can't stop this unexplained urge of adding mustaches with a thick black marker...
the_gneech
Aug. 25th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: By george, I think he's got it...


-TG
camstone
Aug. 25th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: By george, I think he's got it...
"Ahhhh yes... NOT GUILTY!"

I so need to get the sound byte for that one.
rhanlav
Aug. 25th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
The bottom right makes me & me think "Vulpine Dr. Who". And that's not a bad thing.
exatron
Aug. 25th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
Good to hear that I'm not the only one who thinks that sketch resembles the Doctor. The first Doctor in particular.
rhanlav
Aug. 25th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Very much so. Go Team The Doctor!

--Salen
alaskawolf
Aug. 25th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
very impressive art work :)

now you need some foxes in boxes :P
kylet
Aug. 25th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe the ears could be a little more vertical to counteract the felinity. Poking around fox photos, the outer ear edge on many of them is completely straight up and down, and almost all less than 30 degrees. 45 degrees is a bit much. Foxula's and top-left guy are spot on.

Adding vote for Foxula; very foxy, and also very Gneechy :-)
the_gneech
Aug. 25th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Foxy and Gneechy! Woot!

Normally those two don't go together. ;)

-TG
soappuppy
Aug. 25th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yum!

Yum yum yum, yum yum yum yum yum yum-yum yum yum; yum yum.

Yum yum!

W00t
soappuppy
Aug. 25th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
In case you can't tell -- I like it! I like it! :)
the_gneech
Aug. 25th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
I suspected that might be the case! Am I correct in thinking it's Count Foxula you're enthusing over? :)

-TG
kelloggs2066
Aug. 25th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking
A couple suggestions, following up on yesterday's comments.

The head of a fox is smaller than that of a wolf.
The eyes and ears are proportionally larger. It makes them look cuter than wolves.

Think of it this way: When you draw a housecat as compared to a tiger (or tigress) think of the changes do you make to the face.
the_gneech
Aug. 25th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: I've been thinking
Good point! :) Thanks for the tip. :)

-TG
usdutchkitty
Aug. 26th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Holy moley!

Bottom right! Mine! *grabs!*
hallan
Aug. 26th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Bottom right is my favorite... he looks very dashing!
suerankin
Aug. 27th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
Count Foxula looks great! The muzzle shape (conical) looks spot on, the higher set eyes give him a more expressive look, and the cheek ruffs and ear balance each other in weight, as well as echo each other's shape. The body appears to be an afterthought, though. It's not connected right and lacks the appropriate mass/structure. Be careful of that. But the head? Wow. Very well done!
( 26 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

August 2019
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow