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Another test + comparison!

I wasn't to pleased with the one on the left outside of the few things that transferred over to the right (feet feathers!). Also rearranged the wing feathers from shortest to longest (from in to out).

The one on the right generally looks a bit more similar to the original Archen. I felt the other was a bit too far off. I think I was really only pleased with the shading on that one.

Nixing the goggles/bandana -- I don't see how they'd work with his character anymore, and he looks fine without'em. Might also change around his move set some.
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VirtualManectric Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lookit dat fluffy mane of awesome! Loving how fluffy Rigel's getting, although I still think the fingers are a bit strange. That could just be personal preference though. Except he's looking more human-esque in his body's anatomy than raptor-esque. I mean it looks nice, but it's hard to associate with Archen, ya know? But, well, it's hard to familiarize oneself with Archen's anatomy without making it stand more upright; or, at least, hard to make more... moveable. I still love the legs.

Maybe if he wasn't so upright?

I honestly don't know. Looking forward to seeing his new ref though. :'D
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Tutyr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Aah, I've dashed the whole fingers and kept the claws. |D

I honestly can't stand the way the original Archen looks, to be honest. I mean, I love it, and yet, I don't -- it's anatomy continues to vex and frustrate me, haha.

I also have this apparent weakness to morph and tweak anatomy to be more anthro. I apparently did a similar thing to Axew, back when I had a Rogue team for PMD-E.

In the end, Rigel's gonna' keep morphing whether I realize it or not, a problem I face due to never looking at the references I post, but at the same time I don't mind it cuz I usually improve with each change, haha.
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VirtualManectric Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Bahaha, I know how that feels; Archen's anatomy is quite strange. XD

Ah, yes, I remember him. Polaris was a tad similar as well, but Charmeleon's anatomy is already quite upright anyways so it wasn't as big of a change.

Perhaps you'll stumble upon a style that you can work with consistently? Ah well, that'll happen when it happens. *shrugs*
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Tutyr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I'm fully capable of drawing raptor-like anatomy -- used to draw dinosaurs all the time -- but I hope to find something somewhat in between raptor and anthro. Something like what happened with the Axew so Rigel doesn't wind up with legs that bend like a human's, but not to the point where he's upright.

For now, I'll keep experimenting and hope to find some sense of consistency. Where Rigel stands now, though, is what I'll run with for the time being.
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VirtualManectric Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was not discounting your abilities to draw raptor-like anatomy, but yes -- what you have in mind sounds like a good compromise of sorts.
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