Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a glorious New Year !! I got you for 's Secret Santa! I got to draw your pretty character Mary! Though I see you have a new ref for her now...I finished this over two weeks ago ahhh!
It's Christmas Day here now so I couldn't wait longer to upload it haha!
I really enjoyed drawing your character and I hope this gift to you makes you smile! :3
I'm off to bed now in preparation for lots of food and fun! Merry Christmas everyone! <33333
And merry Christmas to my super-awesome friend who I've not talked to in so long! Here are your very late Christmas hugs from me! (though I'm not too late for the New Year!) This is so beautiful I don't even know where to begin!!!
She's such a pretty girl! No surprise that I'm all over the glowy eyes! The shine gives them this almost swirling feel! And her body slings her forward so you can sense her weight... I really like how her back feet produce that motion, too, especially the one that's all scrunched up (and so cute!) I really adore the ear that's all lit up, too, and how it's edged with brightened fur! Heheh, I do have a thing for the shoulders you do, too! So softly colored and shaded!
The way her paws are kicking up the snow... and how the snow just reacts to her body, coming off in trails at the top.... it's just breathtaking!!! I always love your foreground work, too, like the big snowflakes at the very front... so much depth! And their shape really conveys their motion! AND HER HAIR IS SWEPT IN THE SAME DIRECTION! And the way the snowflakes just mix with the stars up top... like it's connecting two different worlds! Her eyes even are like another entity in the set, like they are their own world as well! Mmmmmm, and the stars are even GLOWING! It's all so amazing! (maw, I miss being able to really take in your art!)
Such a pretty icy pond at the bottom! Oh wow, those streaks of texture... I feel like I can just touch it! (though I am safely warm inside right now, I don't think I'll be doing that!)
I really like the clouds, too! They're exactly the color of clouds on a snowy night (and just yesterday I was musing how much I love it when they look like that!) XD And the way they gray out the sky behind them at the top right...
Aaaand, I will never stop loving your LIGHT! Reflecting off the snow like that, lighting Mary up from underneath... And it's just so cute how her tail is sort of mushed over her leg like that!
The line of the pines draped over the hill... oh my gosh, so lovely! The edge of the forest is really something, coming out in a sort of widow's peak on the crest.... so real! And you can see right into the forest, under the trees... and it gets darker the further in you look.. And of course the Christmas tree! With it's little glow and how it almost looks like it's wearing a Santa hat! The little outdoor warmth of Christmas!
The overall coloring is so pretty, too, how it's cut diagonally between white and blue! And when I tilt the screen, the detail of the snow gets even more apparent!
So amazing in every sense of the word! I love your art so much! (and you as well, here is your hug!)