Originally posted on FA on 27 April, 2014
And here we are, as the flareon's finally stretched to their limit, unable to do anything but sit on top of their painfully tight belly. At this point, there's only one thing left to happen: that fire has to go somewhere.
I definitely do think that I have this whole "roundness" thing down a little more consistently, now. It's not perfect, but it does actually look like the flareon's belly has depth to it to some degree or another. Shading weird objects like large bellies is difficult to get the hang of. I think that I did the expression nicely, too.
I really don't know if I want to keep doing this "stress lines" thing to show that a character's belly is at its limit. It definitely makes it looked stretched, but I've also seen a few people speak of how they disliked it. I might just keep doing it until I run into somebody saying so on one of my submissions.
Like usual, any comments and/or advice is appreciated. Feedback gives me more to work with, which means more furry things becoming bloated beyond capacity (be it of a non-PG nature of otherwise).