So here's the thing - I'm about as amateur as you can get when it comes to art. I usually draw everything using a Bic gel pen on an A4 sketchpad, I rarely pencil first, and usually my art as suffered for it. Recently I experimented with pencilling then inking, but my gel pen doesn't like drawing over pencil, and it's been a bit of a bastard about it.
I decided, after watching Gabe's inking video, to try digital inking. The problem? I don't own a Wacom tablet, and if I use the freeland tool in Paint Shop Pro it'll look all wiggly because my mouse is arse. The solution - Lasoo Select, point-to-point.
The results, especially after I've coloured the thing, are awesome. Behold:
(Click the image to see the large, large, large
version, which is probably going to kill anyone on a 56k modem)
Now I know there are a few problems with this, namely the hair is off-centre, the claws aren't as think as I'd like them to be, the arms are probably not anatomically correct, and various other bits and bobs. But I wasn't going for something that looked correct, rather something with the right weight behind it, and I think I achieved that. I'm quite impressed with this. So impressed that I'm willing to face the wrath of the unsatoppable juggernaught of crushing criticism this forum has become.
Criticism regarding the actual design of the character isn't important. I'm much more interested in criticism of the lineart and colouring. Let me know what you think.