Hah, don't mention it! I have fun doing this! More often than not I have a purpose to draw, but the reasons you give me to draw are something I can actually sink my teeth into and really enjoy. I get all frisky about starting new mons. ;D
And really, your ideas deserve so much more than I could ever truly offer. I'm a good line artist, black / grey and traditional is where I rock it. So I feel obligated to emphasize how *amazing* it is that you have a friend who's willing to pick through my mess and bring true life to them through color. I was just telling her again how amazing she is and how crazy it is to see my art like that. I mean, they are completely and totally your original ideas [they're your babies!] but I can't help but to get emotionally attached to them too. xP So this whole thing finally coming together, like, all the pieces... well, I'm just as excited about it as you are!! n_n
He's so sexy. He's like a muddy pirate bird bamf. Not how I imagined him at all but that's so much better. I cannot thank you enough for bringing my babies to life. It really means more than I can put into words.
Okay. So I was going for a legit dry clay feeling in some places. I figure if the bird isn't moving, it's going to dry out? So wing tips, top of the head etc are cracked, and chest, bottom of wings, close to the body, are drippy. I included real "feathers" as a head piece and for the tail. That's more for design and color though (since we have a lovely new colorist on the team) so it won't just be a flat brown bird. A bit of red / green / whatever can be included on the actual feathers.
Oh stop you're going to make me cry ;w; That's so touching! She actually just messaged me.. what a sweetie!
I think you're going to love the bird evo. I'm coming up with some really great textures over here. It might not be *exactly* what you had in mind, but I think you're going to be happy with it as a concept. Just a feeewww more minutes.
Middle stages are always the toughest it seems! For artists and me coming up with concepts in my head. And she was actually crying tears of happiness when I passed on your original compliment by the way. :]