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Complete Observation Challenge by LeccathuFurvicael Complete Observation Challenge by LeccathuFurvicael
And the challenge from :iconseriousartists: is done!

There are notable differences with the drawing after research - the lower jaw in particular is much more distinct and strong. I drew the skull with the jaw very slightly open, though, leading to some slight difference in the soft tissue around the mouth in the fully rendered image than if the jaw were completely closed.

This was a hell of a lot of fun, and I am glad I stuck through it to the end!

Art, Romanian Three-Tail species Stephanie Dziezyk/LeccathuFurvicael 2012. Do not redistribute, copy, alter, etc., any portion of this image without personal permission from me, the artist.
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great! The composite skull looks pretty spiffy. It's neat seeing the difference between your original drawing and the skull-based one.

And what a good idea for practice! Hmmm, I might have to try this at some point; might actually get Eventide's facial structure figured out, for once! :D
LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I appreciate that a lot! : D It was great fun at the very least, and provoked me to do more research, which is never bad! Thanks for your comment!
RocCenere Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fascinating to see how you've done the skull design and then overlaid the face shape. It's very evident where the general head musculature would be placed from looking at this.

And gawsh, she's pretty.
LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I have to agree with you - I can envision those muscles as well!

And awgh - thank you :) :blush:
Sejuay Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Peh, I can't really notice a large difference in the jaw between the first and last pictures. You were all ready perfect. :O
LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Awgh...:blush: You're too kind! Thank you :)
Sejuay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent! I can definitely see the improvements in the jaw and around the eyes!

All I can see is that the nostrils are sitting rather low. I know this is simply Lecca's design, but the tip of the jaw that holds the upper canines seems incredibly fragile as a result for such a big muscular jaw; if she were to bite down hard onto something (which I take it she can, seeing as you based her off of a hyena and a carnotaurus) she looks like she might actually break her upper jaw in the middle there. It may also be because of the hole you drew next to the nostril holes; if you look at the hyena's skull, especially from the side, you'll see that it's all a rather solid whole.

Anyway yeah, pretty awesome improvement and lovely character of course ;)!
LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This is only speculatory in its design - I could rework the skull in different small ways to get different results. There should be more to the premaxillary bones that house the maxillary incisors, though, certainly - I am not happy with the nares' placement in the new improved image.

I appreciate the detailed comment, and thank you for the kick in the pants to do this with your challenge!
Dracotic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Spectacular! It went very well, glad to have seen some of this via stream!
LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Thank you!
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