I wasn't sure if I wanted to upload this, but then I was like, "why not?" It's not very detailed, but it took me forever anyways. xD It ME! No not really, just my character that ended up giving me my nickname, Minnow, or Minnowfish.
This makes me really want to try animation XD I love how you can see his breath and even the fur in his ear is moving with the gusts of wind. His expression is great and I love his startling blue eyes.
Thanks! I really just wanted to mess with effects when I did this. And then I got the idea to animate his fur. lol. I usually kinda balk at animation, even though I've taken an animation class. I nitpick every detail so much. LOL. Part of me wants to do more to this, part of me says "Leeeeeaaaaave it aloooooone." In a sort of creepy, whispery voice. xD
But you should try it! It's always fun to try different things.
Amazing work - I'm glad you did decide to upload this afterall - love the detail of the snow and the billowing effect of his fur, plus those eyes are beautiful, as is the subtle effect of his breath. <3
Thank you! Ha ha. It wasn't too tricky, but it took some time to work out everything I thought needed to be blowing. And once I told myself to shade it I knew I'd have to animate that too. -_- I think more than patience is just that I wanted it to look right. LOL. For the dog, it was only 2 frames. 6 frames with the snow and breath effects. I was going to add a blink, and decided he could stare unblinking into the snow forever! xD