Do these characters really need an introduction?
Well, I'm doing it anyway: Crash vs Spyro.
Once I had laid out these poses, my intention was to draw Crash doing his spin like a kick and creating a dusty tornado and Spyro was doing a desperate dodge out of the way, sort of grinding into the ground (you can't really tell, but relative to our view, Crash's leg is going from right to left; his kick has already passed).
But as usual, my lack of both skill and interest in doing backgrounds ultimately made me too lazy to go along with that idea. Now they're both apparently just in the sky. I still tried doing a dust trail or some sort of spin effect on Crash, but it wasn't working out so I just gave up.
It took a while to get the spin-like kick pose, but I'm happy with how Crash turned out in the end.
Spyro though, I've messed my foreshortening up AGAIN. It's hard for me to tell what I did wrong, but it just doesn't look right. It's something with one of the two front legs. If I cover one up and look at the other, I THINK it looks OK in combination with the rest of him. Yet when I look at the whole body, something looks wrong. It's really bothering me.
I'm also not entirely happy with how his anatomy turned out in general since I don't have a clue how to draw four-legged animals. I'm sure his limbs look much more humanoid than they should. The pose and angle doesn't really help either since I had to pose and angle stuff I don't even know how to draw in a regular pose and basic angle.
I seem to have trouble (or am just insanely picky) lining up the eyesights of interacting characters; I don't know if Crash really looks like he's looking at Spyro.
I'm interested in using bolder and more varied colours to provide shade and lighting. There are some colour combinations and saturation levels I used here that I don't normally use, but I didn't go far enough to really learn much or achieve what I really wanted. It's still some progress though.
I'm also interested in trying to leave the line art less defined and having forms show through more from the colouring alone. I tried it a bit here, but I didn't go further because I felt like the rough, aggressive nature of the image didn't suit the softer look that came from lightening up on the lines.
My colours may have gotten a little screwed up though since I coloured this at work and the monitor there is darker than the one I have at home. I forgot to account for this before starting to colour, and now I don't know if I adjusted it in reverse properly (accounting for my lighter monitor rather than the other darker monitor).
The picture is signed 2014 because that's when I drew it, but I didn't finish until today. Yes, I'm that slow.