Iíve been really down lately so I wanted to try and make something really beautiful. So I had found this landscape stock and I fell in love, worked in the sky and the sun. I really love the ocean and the shore, itís just gorgeous. I have used this wolf stock before and I love the pictures. This was the first time I smudged the fur, I still canít really get the hang of painting the fur, but smudging I can do..not to mention this wolf had really simple fur, so.
I kind of like how it came out. Fantasy like..I guess. dA really cut down the quality of this one though. The wolf looks so much better on the real picture. :c
EDIT:: I changed the fur, messed around with the shadow, and used my newer brightening technique to show the glow of the sun on the wolf. I just really liked this one, so I did a few minor changes that I thought would really bring the whole thing together.
Very, very good I must say. I love the way you smudged the fur, definitely got that down. However, the front paw looks a little too smudged. It's blurry and that messes up the anatomy. Also, the paw shadow is a bit off. Really, there really shouldn't be a shadow, there should be more of an imprint in the sand. Make the sand come up and along the paw, so it seems more realistic. I'm the type of person that doesn't like glittery sparkly things, but that's just me. Perhaps next time use a swirl brush to add more.. more, I don't even know how to explain it. More professional. I love the way you did the patterns though, very nice. I would also begin to start adding different colors into your wolf, that would make it more fantasy-like. The background blends in perfectly, and besides the size of the wolf compared to the ocean (the wolf can be a bit smaller) it's wonderful. Also, you might want to add some shadows along the left side of the wolf, and lighting upon the right side. So it looks like the sun is actually beaming down on it like it is the ocean. The eyes are spectacular. Wonderful job.