I still hate the last image, but Jan gave some good advice in the comments and she gave me an idea. If there's one thing I can draw, it's animals.
Here's what I've got now. It's rough. I work digitally, so I do a rough scribble in one layer, then a sketch overtop that's still pretty loose on another, then a detailed drawing over both of those on a third layer. Then I paint that. This is at the stage of sketch. It's Claw and Rachel from V is for Victory. I've tried to incorporate both bear and cat, though at the moment he looks more cat than bear. He'll have very thick bear like fur in the painting. If it works. When I draw animals, I often use these schleich toys I collect as references. Makes it really easy to mix up different animals together to form a new one.
Any comments would be welcome.
I suppose I should include writing news, since this is a writing blog... >.> One of my books, FINDING THE CHOSEN, is being assessed at a major publishing company right now, so hopefully I'll soon have a sale.
Oh! By the way, there are three sylphs in the last picture. Honest.