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January 6, 2011
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Krampus by ckirkillustr8 Krampus by ckirkillustr8
A late christmas Krampus.
This is the actually the first thing I drew this year...started last year. :(

Will color this as well.
I was hoping to get a better gradation in the fur, but its not horrid.
And I have to clean it up a bit as well, not sure whats up with GIMP at the moment, this piece was chocking it to death.

copic (theres that word again)
on bristol 11x17

Critique is always welcome.
Take care.

EDIT: Cleaned it up a little.
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Slagkiss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Love this. I am looking for some Krampus art for a book. Will you drop me a line at
ckirkillustr8 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
So you want to use this one?
Kid-With-The-Hat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Don't know how i missed this. I love it.
Only critique i can give besides the hoof that's been mentioned is his left fist with the chain. Should probably be seeing more of the back of that hand with the way the arm is positioned, not so much the knuckles. A part of me wants his hands to be bigger as well, but i'm prone to giving things giant hands.
ckirkillustr8 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Yeah, I didn't want to make the hand to big, though that might've helped the perspective a bit.
The knuckles where a judgment call. I think they look more menacing than the back of a hand, so I sacrificed correct anatomy for a little more menace.
Thanks for the comments. :D
Denim-Trousers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
This is fantastic. However -- since you asked for critiques -- his right hoof doesn't seem to be going at the correct angle. It looks twisted around, at least in relation to his left hoof. Aside from that, though I love it, especially the detailing with the tiny hairs that are coming off his patches of fur. Really breathes life into it.
ckirkillustr8 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Wow, thanks for the critique.
I do agree the hoof is kind of twisted. It's supposed to show the bottom of it, like he's lifting his leg to redistribute his weight to lay a hit with the birch branches, but my understanding of bodies in motion is kind of off.
Thanks for spotting that and giving the critique.
Denim-Trousers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Yeah, I know what you mean. I think you could have shown the bottom easier if you'd tilted it upwards, rather than twisting it to one side. But I get what you mean -- you wanted him to look almost like a baseball player winding up for the swing. In that regard, photo references are your best bet. Thank God for Google Images! Or, if you haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth, study the way the fawn moves in that and try to replicate it in your art. That would be really cool to see!

It's a great image all the same. Perfect Krampus.
ckirkillustr8 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thanks for the awesome tips.
I will give that a try.
unicyclebabyguy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student
I want to say you could fix that leg with some simple shadow work on the inner thigh. You could keep the foot at it's current angle if the leg were to twist with it rather than looking bent the way the other leg is. I'm used to drawing with pen and fixing my mistakes, hah. If that sounds wrong you should go with your instincts. Great work by the way.
ckirkillustr8 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Cool, thanks for the tip.
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