Ref sheet commission for Maundrill!
Yup, a DBZ inspired ref for Maundrill :D He also had some minor updates done to his main ref, which you can see here if you're curious: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/23560999/?nocache=1548299431
The saiyan-styled mane was based off Broly, who has a more yellowish-green hue compared to the main characters. It was a lot of fun to try to emulate the dragonball style as well; I think in some ways me and the creator of dragonball have similar approaches to drawing, or well coloring to be more precise.
Rikko theory corner; I think people gravitate towards two coloring methods. One would be leaving the white of the paper to make the highlights of your drawing, this type of coloring works really well with watercolor, gouche, and markers. The second method woudl be drawing the whites on TOP of your color, which works really well with oil, acrylic, and generally speaking digital art. I am more of the former and I think Akira Toriyama is too, if you look at some of his original dragonball art you'll see what I mean. (like dis: https://i.imgur.com/imX92U3.jpg)
That's also why I like paint tool sai so much, it has a blending setting that works really well if you want to preserve the white of the canvas to make your highlights. I feel like I was fighting photoshop for years, trying to figure out how to put my shading down naturally, when all I needed to do to make them look good was not touch the highlights ever lol
Anyway, that's enough of that. Enjoy the arts :3
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