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Note: The two of Krystal and Karl in the second-to-last row are by Lykan. The two above are of Fenric, by Aikidu.
Wukei

Woo! I really like the one of the newest fox. Pointing.
Fenric

Here's a picture of Krystal. Drawn by hand, shaded in Photoshop.

Fenric

Here is a picture of Yoshiro and Winterfrost.

Fenric

Krystal and Exachix

Last one for the weekend: Krystal and Exachix.

This one's not shaded yet.

Fenric

Fenric and Myobi enter the sanctuary and take their seats near the stairs...
Fenric

Deadly

Nice. Looks good.

I always imagined it differently, though. Always thought the door/stairs down would be larger, in particular. Not sure why I thought so Smile
Fenric

Ted, Anna, and Sara as foxes.

Fenric

The Altar of the Temple of Inari.

" There, at the end of chamber is a raised dais. There rests a statue of a beautiful werefox woman, flanked by two snow-white celestial foxes. Offerings of rice and incense stand before the statue. "

Deadly

Shocked Wow, that looks nothing like I'd imagined. Still looks nice, though. You should add those to the temple's first post, I think.
Fenric

One for DeBunny: Kasvar, the shadow-teddy

Uberblah

Mommy.... That teddy bear scares me...

Very nice, all of it. You do well with you're shading. Almost looks 3D.
DeBunny

Hey looks pretty good as far as this crappy device can show me. Blots out parts of your drawing in white. Blasted Palm devices.
Gotta snag me a computer to look with.
Fenric

I couldn't resist...

McBish

Funniest thing I saw in the Town for awhile Fenric, you make me happy.
Uberblah

Fenric, I don't want to know what gave you the idea to create that, but keep the inspirational thingie with you! That picture is really, really funny.
Fenric

Inspiration was the temple thread today... that came from being bored with too many conference calls.
DeBunny

Heh...I read that, stared at the screen for a good few minutes, and laughed.
Very amusing.
Uberblah

Where in the thread?
Fenric

http://enupnion.myfastforum.org/ftopic401-0-asc-200.php

Near the top of that page. ( 5th post down )
Uberblah

*snickers then bursts out laughing* You have a twisted, yet unreasonably funny mind, Fen. Razz
Fenric

Here's a completely different look for Fenric (and his bladed staff, too)

Wukei

That PlayFox was great...I love it ^.^ Made me very happy for the first time today.
Fenric

Here is a rough picture of Krystal with fox-exy in her lap.

Exachix

Oooh! That's cool!. More! More! =D
Uberblah

Both pics after Playfox are amazing. As Exy said,
[quote=Exachix]More! More![/quote]
Fenric

I have done a slight redesign of my fox heads:

Fenric

Not "new" as such, but here is the Krystal and Exachix picture after shading. This also is a nice example of the "old" head style.

NecroPaladin

I like the glowity-ness on the jewel.
Baeleck

Oooh... glowity-ness...

*Stands there, mesmerized*

I like the new faces. It's just the white going over the bottom half of the face that's changed, but it looks more realistic.
Fenric

The white marking which I had inexplicably been forgetting to do after changing to hand-outlining the pictures is the most noticeable change.

Also, I have eliminated the strong line between the end of the muzzle and the eyes, using color and shading to show the muzzle instead.

Finally, the shape of the eyes is different. I had been the doing anime-ish "flat bottom with dome". Now it is actually a rounded-off rhombus. I think it better resembles the slanted-almond shape of a real fox's eyes.
Uberblah

They're both really good. Not only have the eye shape improved, but the way you're coloring them now looks wonderful. Keep it up.
Fenric

Krystal sneaks off to the pond in a quiet moment. Not having swim clothing handy, she slips out of her dress and into the water.

Unfortunately for her, a mischevious Exachix has been watching...

Wukei

*giggle* awesome.
Ms Elaneous

I like the new fox look, btw.

Also, nice little scene capture there, Fen-Fen! Very Happy
NecroPaladin

As Wukei has demonstrated, that picture is decidedly giggle-worthy.
Uberblah

Laughing Laughing That doesn't exactly say it and it's not even close. Very good Fen. Giggle-worthy indeed.
Exachix

*whistles innocently*
Castaras

Exachix wrote:
*whistles innocently*


You naughty fox. Razz

And Fenric, that is an awesome picture. Giggleworthy, as Necropaladin put it. Very Happy
Fenric

As promised... Krystal and Exachix having a sleepy morning

Shadow of the Sun

Cute.

Very cute.
Exachix

Yay!
Uberblah

Awwww...! Very good, Fenric. I feel all fuzzy inside.
Fenric

Here's a scene from yesterday: Karl fights the wild fox who wants to take the polymorphed Snowraven for himself.

Uberblah

Oooh goody. Another update from the world of Inari-worshipers. Another good scene, Fenric.
Wukei

That almost could be read as being facetious...but I like it, too.
Deadly

Those are some really great pictures Smile I like the style of the last two
Fenric

Here at last... The WinterHearth flag/crest/whatever.

atreyu_the_masked_llama

*Salutes*

Looks good, Fenric.
Fenric

Krystal gets her revenge: Exachix gets a shock during his bath as Krystal makes the walls of the bath-house transparent!

Baeleck

Heh, nice.

I wonder what Exy's reaction will be when he gets back on Tuesday...
Uberblah

Both of the new pics (to me at least) are very good. Silly Exy taking a bath with transparant walls... Razz
Timberwolf

Love all of them Fenric.
Exachix

I guess he deserved it =D
Aikifox

Hahaha! I love it!

Absolutely love it!
Fenric

The larger size of my new avatar for Fenric

Uberblah

Oooohh... Foxy!
Yes I realized that that's a horrible cliche... Sad
Fenric

And the new, improved avatar sized one... still a bit rougher than I'd like, but OK for now.

Old


New


I took the old image and removed the textures (where were texture-fill layers anyway). Then I duplicated the main image and did "Find Edges". I took the "edge" layer and cleaned up all the suprious noise, then changed its blend mode to "Darken". It was still ugly, so I did a gaussian blur to it, then duplicated and merged the layer back again until it was smooth and solid. Finally, I set the opacity of the darkening layer to 60%.

But that was still too dark, so I stuck a "Brightness/Contrast" adjustment layer inbetween the picture and the edge-darkener, I set it at 40% brighter and 40% more contrasty.
Exachix

That went right over my head.

NO! I understood it!

I think.
Fenric

Everything refers to layers in photoshop, you could do similar things in the GIMP.

Details:

Spoiler:


I copied the file with the large sized image, and deleted all of the texture-fill layers. This left a plain colored image at 1922 X 2886 pixels - so I reduced the resolution to 480 x 480, and centered it. I've found from before that 4x avatar size reduces pretty nicely.

Then I duplicated the base layer and applied the filter "Find Edges" on that layer. A bunch of brush and eraser work later, it was lumpy and ugly. So I applied the filter "Gaussian Blur" to make it smooth. Unfortunately, that also made it very transparent. I couldn't come up with a good way to "solidify" it, so I did "duplicate layer" followed by "merge layer" until it was not transparent anymore. It needed some more eraser work after that.

But then it was too dark. The outlines were nice, but the colors were muddy, so I added an adjustment layer. Photoshop adjustment layers let you do things like brightness/contrast adjustments selectively: they only affect the layers below them. This brightened up the colors without dulling the outlines.

Fenric

Here is Myobi in her dress on Fenric and Myobi's anniversary (Aug 22).

Uberblah

*wolf call* Wow... That's pretty damn pretty.
Fenric

Krystal and Exachix comfort each other after Iames the Dark's destruction of the Town.

Uberblah

Awwww!!! That's cute! I like it!
NecroPaladin

Uber wrote:
*wolf call* Wow... That's pretty damn pretty.


Don't you mean 'fox call?' Erm, nevermind. Great work, Fenric! On both of those recent pics!
Fenric

Depressed Krystal at Trog's. That's Iames the Gray, Alexander, and Gwen in the background.

Uberblah

Aw... That's sad. But the art as art is really good.
Fenric

Here are Fenric, Myobi, and Einkil build a sandcastle on the Ethereal plane. (One of the Hula girls is there, bringing a tray with strategically placed bottles.)

NecroPaladin

Damn you, strategically placed bottles! Damn youuuuuuuu!

Hatred of glass liquid containers aside, me likey the textures on the sand and water. You're also improving, style-wise.
Uberblah

Yes, you are improving greatly. That looks really good.
Fenric

OH You Gotta Love a LLama...

Plain Llama



Masked LLama with his blanket and bucket



Gwen riding Atreyu off into the beastlands (he tricked me by taking other people along Razz )

Fenric

Krystal took all the pillows! Oh no!

Moozy

Ooh, ooh! Do one of Blood sleeping on the llama! Very Happy

Atreyu, do you still have the avatar of that - the one Ceika made?
Uberblah

Yay fuzziness! Gotta love fuzziness!
Castaras

Can't see fuzzyness. Sad

Silly school firewall things...
atreyu_the_masked_llama

Wow, Fenric. Those are great! Behold the noble steed prepared to ride off into battle for the hoof of his lady love.

Thank you.

Moozy wrote:
Ooh, ooh! Do one of Blood sleeping on the llama! Very Happy

Atreyu, do you still have the avatar of that - the one Ceika made?


Exachix

NOO! The Pillows!

She's a sneaky Pillow-Thief!
Fenric

Time to ditch the bath-robes... Myobu wearing a much more authentic Kimono.

Exachix

Ooh.
NecroPaladin

Yet more, you're improving.

Nekkie likey the kimono.
Uberblah

Yes. The kimono is very good. And the texture effects work really well.
Fenric

As my many and prolonged absences of late have indicated, I've been busy. Here's a work-in-progress. Karl and Snowraven atop the harbormaster, looking north across the rift. You can see the restaurant perched on the cliff, one of the RazorWing towers, and the militia HQ.

Exachix

Ooh.
Timberwolf

Ooh indeed. Nice work Fenric.
Aikifox

Perspective is a little wonky, but it looks great. Definitely not how I had Winterhearth envisioned, at all.

Great work, you're really improving!
Fenric

All Done. Perspective is inconsistent still... oh well.

Aikifox

Again, great!

Smile I love it. It may not be Da Vinci but it's definitely worth the time to look! Very Happy
Fenric

Here are Krystal and Exachix at the ice cream stand in the Town Park

Exachix

Yay!!!
Aikifox

Well, you got perspective this time so full points there! Now all you have to do is master foreshortening and you're SET! Very Happy

Love the picture by the way.
Wukei

Hey, I remember that one

"It's not a dog, 'she's' a fox. And she's my wife."
Fenric

Yes, that's the scene Smile
Fenric

I'm still alive, really... I'm just guilty of drawing things that I can't post here...

Here's a work-in-progress of Krystal and Izumi talking to Merant (off-screen) in his library.

Spoiler:



A certain timid llama asked me to hide this one. Smile
Exachix

Cool work =D.
Fenric

Just want to disclaim that this one is definitely PG-13

Sleepy Krystal and fox-Exachix

Spoiler:

atreyu_the_masked_llama

Izumi is staring right at me!!! I make no apologies.

And fox exachix looks incredibly cute and happy. Krystal looks very natural, your positions are improving.
Uberblah

Yay! More new excellent Fen-art! Very good since I've been gone.
Exachix

Looking cool =).
Fenric

First, some repostings for completeness' sake

Santa Llama


Exy in Igloo


Winter Fenric


Gwen's wedding dress


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And last, but not least, a cropped version of a picture from my other gallery.  I was really pleased with how the head turned out.

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