U Jelly by =BittersweetDisease
More or less a painting based on this video: "Lovely Owl"
I did more or less just take a screenshot of it, did a very rough trace, and then painted a slightly tweaked “copy”.
And yes I know owls eyes cannot move their eyes. I like to break rules.
Tools: Corel Painter 12
Time: about 3 hours.
If you are going to make an animal much larger than it naturally is, you really should consider changing the anatomy of the animal in order to make it appear so as well.
All animals are born with larger heads. That’s why we associate a cute character with a big head/big eyes. As we grow older, the body grows larger in comparison to the body. That’s why children are 4-5 heads tall, while a adult is 7,5-8 heads.
For mammals such as felines and canines, it’s the same. Compare a big tiger with a small cat, they both have the same anatomy. But the cat will probably have a larger head in relation to it’s body than a lion has.
Making the body more robust and the head slightly smaller will therefore give more of an impression that the wolf is much larger than a regular wolf.