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toucat bluecat by colonel-strawberry toucat bluecat by colonel-strawberry
Billnye dotes on little Tango!

Warm up for today that I probably took too long on, enjoy this while I take forever to do the next comic page C:

Also, wing reference, I need some.. stat XD

Bill Nye belongs to me, Tango belongs to *Toucat
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is adorable! :aww:
Faustisse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a twist on the whole griffin ideal.

Toucan-Big-Cats... I like the idea!
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
[link] I find this to be a good reference ^^
Hawkfire11111 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
odd, but well done.
LiimLsan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
The composition and paws are so damned cute! You've got a handle on the shape interplay that can come out of larger compositions.
Took me too long to notice that Bill's beak was scruffing Tango's chest... damn, so warm and fuzzy and shit. I need to bake something.

The wings? Oh, the wings look fine in shape, just wonkish in behavior. Think of how the arm works under the wings, and how it'd have to fold rigid feathers in order to move, and the muscle needed to support the wingspan -
it doesn't have to show in the final product, nor do you have to lay it out perfectly - but it adds believability if it looks like those elements are affecting each other. Zzat what you're complaining about?
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I love drawing large critters ;o;

I feel like in my head I understand how wings work, but I haven't drawn them enough to get any sort of flow/natural stability to them. Got me some wing references for future cute bird creatures though!
LiimLsan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
You seem to make everything you try look weighty and large and's one of your strong points, don't sell it short! (And don't get me wrong, you're perfectly capable of spidery lightness when you put your head to it...)
(My instinct is large compositions with fucktons of shapes fighting. I hate that.)

Your wings work fine in all but perspective. Thing is, though, the flow seems compromised by your instinct to present the faceted side of the wings...? Just a thought.
(I'm no good judge. I like sturm und drang and Clampettesque caricature; in fact, I want my poses to look like they're ripping their tendons off. I wouldn't think twice of drawing the primaries at a 330 degree angle to the forearm.)
(Our relationship seems well epitomized by the fact that, when I read the word "get," I immediately started googling for wing reference to just give you, no order needed. Like in the military or some shit.
Ah, well. More refs for me. [link] [link] [link] [link] and other such bullshit.)
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
;A; AWWWW so precious <33 those faces and poses aaaah you are so amazing at this :'D <333
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
;u; EEE nnuuu! haha <3
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