(EDIT: Altered the color to be a bit brighter. How does he look?)
I'm on a colored pencil spree at the moment. Bear with me! (If you'd like.
My pallanoph assassin character Tjardek has been neglected just a bit in terms of color, especially when it comes to those crazy eyes of his. (The term is heterochromia iridum, and he suffers no loss of function in the pale eye, just for the record.) Given that he is raised alongside his pale eyed brother, Sorstan, in the midst of the amber/brown eyed Teirn tribe, he's regarded as more than a bit unsettling in terms of appearance. He's also considered dangerous, and his temperament can be unpredictable. One would do best not to provoke him at all.
So. Here he is, being his creepy lurker self, no doubt going after a target. I fear for whoever he's looking at.
I'm a little on the fence about how his coat color looks here, as well as the overall lighting/shadows. Guess it's a lesson I'll learn over time. The pale eye looks a bit strange regarding shadows as well. (Also, why did I think it was a good idea to put that branch so close to his eye?) Those are silver fir needles, by the way.
On another note, I think I will enable critiques for this piece. So if you want to leave one in the box, by all means do so, or just leave it as a comment.
I appreciate any feedback you may have.
Derwent and Caran d' Ache colored pencils on tobacco Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9"x4"
Tjardek, pallanoph species, and art © April Schumacher. Please do not utilize. Thank you!