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Headshot pratice by NordLyset

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A very nice job was done on the fur, giving texture to this cat. The small details, like the tooth and the freckles on the muzzle, add a lot to this picture.

Even though I see this animal as a cat, the head doesn't seem quite cat-like. The reason is because it looks like a lot of mass is in the muzzle, while the forehead is small. I suggest that it should be reversed when you draw your next head, putting more room into the forehead and sloping the face toward the muzzle. Along with that, the ears and eyes may need to be farther apart. Maybe add some whiskers too.

While I understand this is a headshot, the position of the eyes is confusing, as I don't see what he's looking at. Is he checking out its tuft of hair, or rolling his eyes? Consider the reason why your character would have a certain expression, and convey it.

Speaking of hair, I feel his hair tuft is off-center. It looks like it's coming out of his left ear. Since his head is turned at a three-quarters angle, the center of his head is shifted more toward his right ear, thus the hair needs to be shifter over too.

Overall it's a cute piece, and I hope you benefit from this critique!
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the Critique, but I have to say it's not a cat. This is a caine-wolf cartoon art. I won't show this on my page, cause it do not fit in. If you know what I mean. You thought it was a cat, but is a wolf.
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Ceruulean Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
Oh, oops.

In that case, I'd suggest a longer muzzle when you draw wolves.
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I do draw longer muzzles when it's realistic. Now I'm praticing on cartoonish style ;p
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Ceruulean Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
I see. Even so, I feel my suggestion still remains because cartoons are representing reality in a stylized way. Since long jaws are characteristics of most canines, it helps in recognizing that this is a wolf, and not a cat. It's possible to draw a cartoon wolf with a short muzzle, but I am not sure how to do that. :shrug: Maybe the mouth larger and longer when not smiling, so when he smiles, the mouth is pulled more back.
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I think that would do it more smaller and longer in the jaw,yes
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