I have been working hard on finishing all kinds of cute critters, but I decided early on that I would add other critters that may not be typically cute for other people =D
For example, I have these vultures. I actually got them from some sprite sheets for enemies in The Lion King video game for Genesis. I apologize for the blurriness but I wanted to show some detail on them. This is what they looked like before:
|kinda flat, but that's how the game was!
Now look a little bit at what I have done:
Generally vultures are either more red or more light skin colors on their heads and feet. I wanted them to look a little more approachable for Norns, because they are actually very good for the environment and as birds they are pretty intelligent. I think they could make good friends for them! I made its eye more open, and added some nicer shading to the wings and body which is not super noticeable, but it makes it more full bodied and appear smoother. Also the nice white color for its collar is easy on the eyes compared to the little bit harsher yellow and orange.
For other animals, I don't have before and after images, but its more of a slideshow than anything!