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Foster the Fox Concept Art by DoggonePony Foster the Fox Concept Art by DoggonePony
Soooo, surprise! I'm writing a children's book. ^-^

This would be the first concept artwork. Yes, that is a fox (named Foster) and his lightning bug friend. They are awesome. So are sunsets. ^-^

EDIT: [link] This song provided quite a bit of inspiration for this pic. Figured I would share it. ^-^
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Lovely piece of artwork. The style is great for a child's book.
The only thing that needs to be fixed is the shading of the shadows. Because of the angle of the sun, the shadows belonging to the fox and tree should be at a sharper left angle than it is right now. [My sister says that that is a common mistake a lot of people make when they do shadows.]
I also suggest that you add a bit of shading to the ground below the hill since they are curved. And the shadows on the hill should be long, too

Besides that, the drawing is quite excellent. Hat's off to you for it. >(^;^)<

[Hope this is a a good critique. First time doing one. D:]
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BubblegumBloo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear, before I read the description the first thing my mind was 'wonderful illustration for a children's book'.
From that, I think you captured a lovely feel for such an illustration with a feel of... warmth, or at least that's how I would describe it xD I LOVE it. It has a sense of simplicity that makes it beautiful in a unique way :3 I love how you did the sunset as well, I like how the pastel/brush strokes look so natural....

In the end,

DoggonePony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrainbowomgplz: OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH. :icondashomgplz:

Thank you sooooooooooooo much! That means the world to me! As does the fav!! :tighthug:

The simplicity, the warmth, everything you described was precisely what I was trying to capture, so I must have done something right! ^-^ I'm so mind-scramblingly excited that you love it! As I continue on with this project, I'll be (fingers crossed) adding lots of new pics/updates. I can only hope that they are all as equally adored as this piece. Thank you again!
BubblegumBloo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
You deserve it! :icongreatjobplz:
Good luck with the progress! >w<
DoggonePony Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thhhaaaaaannkkk yoooouuuuu!!!! :iconduckyrunplz: You are too kind. ^-^
DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is some great work for concept art. I can't wait to see what you do with this story! :iconfluttersqueeplz:
DoggonePony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconapplejackplz: D'aawwwww. Thank you! And thanks for the fav, too! :happybounce: I'm really excited about this whole project! I just hope it doesn't disappoint! ^-^
DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome, my good sir! I'm excited to see what you come up with.
And I'm sure it won't disappoint. :D
RainDeimos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
The sunset looks awesome man! i can't wait for more update of your book :icongreatjobplz:
DoggonePony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first, I read "awesome" as "awful". :icononionfailplz: I didn't think I could go on with my life. But then I reread it, and everything turned around. :icononiskiplz: Birds started chirping. The sun, despite having set already, started shining again. A little angel swooped down through the clouds with a case of Dr. Pepper. It was magical. ^-^
RainDeimos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student
:iconpinkiepiehorrorplz: Oh noes! Good thing you reread it buddy, :iconderpyhappyplz: I hope you enjoyed that Derpy Pepper!
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January 15, 2013
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