Well, she finally sent me the picture a few hours ago. Of course it was a slightly blurry, small cell phone picture.
And awkward, too!
BUT...it was her present so I went with it as best I could.
It's not very good.
I liked drawing the hindquarters/midsection [I know the back is..shaped wrong. I fixed that]. I put on my drawing playlist and had fun. It all went downhill once I hit the legs/face. I have plans to fix the legs but the face is frustrating me beyond BELIEF.
It looks kind of like a 5th grader drew it. And this is after manymanymanymany tries! I don't know why, I just can't do it. :\
Here's the drawing:
And the reference:
For some reason, the contrast is way off. You can't see half of the tones I used, haha. Ah well, that's what I get for taking the picture with my phone. If I can find my camera, I'll take a better one.
*sigh* this was a disaster. The more I look at it, the more I think I'm better off just ditching this and starting over.
How do I make the face look less...bad? How much of the background should I draw?