So a commission, bby I need to save up $250 dollars by November so I'll be doing as many as I can, so if you know anyone who wants one, please get in touch! They're cheap C: (though real money, no points, ty!)
Now, as for things you could improve on, there's a couple. The shading is very.. bland? I can't think of the right word, but basically, there could be a higher contrast between the lights and the darks in order to make it pop a bit more. Also, something that really brings a piece to life is using coloured light sources. If there's not meant to be any, that's fine, but something that's used in painting skin digitally is to use a complementary colour on a very low opacity for highlights or shadows. For example, use a purple/blue for the dark shading like under the neck, and use a pale lavender/blue/yellow for the highlights. It takes a little work to get right, but once you nail it, your work will improve by leaps and bounds. C:
Finally-- and I don't know if this is a personal preference or not-- but I feel like the hair and the tail could use a little more definition. They're both very blocky, and while it still works with the overall image, the rest of it is really quite detailed so I feel it would improve tremendously if you tightened up the details a bit.
However, you've done a stellar job on this, so nice one!
I like the simplicity of the hair, because it works well and it doesn't distract from the rest of the piece. I wish you used the same type of hair lines & contours for the tail. The tail contours suggest a more cartoony look than what was used in the rest of the painting. You could try using those same hair curves on the tail as well to suggest that it's furry, and it would look more cohesive. That being said, I do love the gradient you've introduced into the hair and tail, it's really great.
In regards to your colors, I'm a fan of the monochromatic colors used. What's flattening out the colors a bit is that it seems like you're trying to shade with black and highlight with white. If you see how high lights and shadows work in nature you'll see that the shadows are actually dark but very saturated version of the color (red in this instance.) As the color gets to be lighter it goes from Bright saturated red, to a red/orange, to orange and then starts adding in more white. If that's a bit confusing, let me know I can show you an example, or at least point you in the right direction.
I really hope this helps you out, looking forward to seeing more of your work.
But you are definately on my "people to commission from" list.
Oooh, this one is awesome. Great Pose!