Paw Play

in art •  2 months ago


Looks like someone is having fun with some wolf foot paws.

This is a toony style full detail YCH (Your-Character-Here) commission for Otto042 on Twitter who won a YCH auction I had on another site. I'll show you the process of what I did. Let's get started. :)

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Drawing Details

Art MediumDigital: Krita
Art ToolWacom Cintiq 13 HD
Art StyleToony
Level of DetailFull Detail
Background DetailSimple
SizeFull Body
DimensionsLandscape: 2560 x 2048
Date Completed2019-02-06

My Layer Layout

  • Foreground Folder
    • Lineart layer
    • Highlights layer
    • Backlights layer
    • Shadows layer
    • Color Folder (Masked to Base Color layer.)
      • 1st Character Folder
        • Quaternary Color layer
        • Tertiary Color layer
        • Secondary Color layer
        • Primary Color layer
      • 2nd Character Folder
        • Quaternary Color layer
        • Tertiary Color layer
        • Secondary Color layer
        • Primary Color layer
    • Base Color layer
  • Background Folder
    • Shadows layer
    • Pattern layer
  • Extra Sketch layer
  • Fine Sketch layer
  • Rough Sketch layer
  • Canvas Background layer (Neutral color like grey.)

  • Canvas Prep/Rough Sketch

    Layers Used:
    Canvas Background layer
    Rough Sketch layer

    I start off with sketching out rough shapes for the characters and poses.


  • Fine Sketch

    Layers Used:
    Fine Sketch layer

    After getting the rough sketches for the characters, I go back over them with a finer sketch.


Then this was what was presented for the auction. (I just made a temporary layer underneath the fine sketch layer, color in with the same blue color as the sketches, then turn the layer's opacity to 50%.)


After a client was determined through the YCH auction, I edited the YCH placeholder character to edit in the details of the winner.


  • Lineart

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Lineart layer

    After the fine sketch, I lineart over them.


  • Base Color

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Base Color layer

    Then I use the contiguous "wizard" tool to select all areas outside of the characters' parameters, invert the selection, then fill in with a neutral color base.


  • Primary Color

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Colors -> Primary Color layer

    I carefully draw in the primary colors of the characters making sure not to overlap colors where they shouldn't.


Then I mask the color folder down to the base color layer.


  • Detail Color

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Color Folder -> Detail Folder -> (Folder's color layers)

    I add in the characters' other color details in their respective folders.


  • Shadows

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Shadows layer (Layer Blending Mode: Grain Merge; Opacity: 50%)

    Then add in the shadows...


  • Highlights

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Highlights layer (Opacity: 75%)

    ...then the highlights...


  • Backlights

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Backlights layer (Layer Blending Mode: Soft Light)

    ...then the backlights.


  • Background/Final Check/Final Result

    Layers Used:
    Canvas Background layer
    Background Shadows layer
    (Various layers)

    Here, I whiten the canvas background, and I add in a pattern and some shadow in the background folder. Finally, I check over the drawing for any missing details or stuff I need to change.


Then the drawing is complete!

Enjoy the pic (as much as Otto enjoy's Bleux's paws lol)!

Otto © Tw: Otto042
Artwork by @bleuxwolf

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If you liked the content and found it helpful, an upvote and resteem will and always be greatly appreciated!

If you want to see more of these drawing and step-by-step tutorials, feel free to browse my channel and give me a follow to keep up to date with these my postings!

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Looks like the wolf is rather bored than entertained :) Is the other one blushing? I hope there is nothing romantic going on between those too! LOL

Another great and cute artwork. Your characters are always likable and adorable.

Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day!


Lol Nah, nothing romantic. He just love to play with them. But thank you Delishtreats! I hope to have a nice day as well. :)

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Thank you!

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Yay to gayness on Steemit. I’m not super into furry but this is pretty sexy.


Well, there’s no romance here. lol But rather he loves to play with Bleux’s feet paws. But thank you!

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I really like how you convey the emotions and relationship between these two characters and the uniqueness of the pose. Great drawing, Blue :D.


Thank you Scrawly! You can say the wolf’s friend is being a servant to his paws. lol

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What a gorgeous work. Such a charming scene, @bleuxwolf! Thanks for sharing this great drawing!


Thank you Trincowski! :)