Ohhhhhhmygosh, Ash, this is absolutely perfect! ;uuu; I meant to comment on this as soon as I saw it, but then I got caught up in freaking out and showing people how wonderful it is, haha. xD Definitely one of the best things I've ever come home to. ;v; Dessy was very surprised and exclaimed that this was very pro art, so yeah! Thank you so much! You couldn't have finished this on a better day either, though it's two months away, the 31st is our anniversary and he randomly reminded me about it today. ovo
Ahhh I just love everything about this, from the lighting to the poses to the concept to to.. everythinggg! ;o; Your work always looks so clean and professional, and the care and attention to detail really shows! All of their features and markings are perfect, and I'm super impressed with how well you handled them! And just all of that furring detail, especially on Dessy's neck and shoulders, it's amazing. ;v; I think you did a wonderful job of bringing out the highlights on his dark fur. c: They both look so awesomely fluffy, I really like how smooth and soft your shading is! ouo
I'm in love with the way you drew their faces, especially Lyreia's! They're both so expressive and you can totally see their little game of competitiveness going on. xD And the way you drew Lyreia's wings are lovely, I usually draw them more rounded but I really like the shape that you gave them! It suits her well. ;v;
And your anatomy skills, just yes. I'm especially impressed with their paws, and the way you drew them holding their DS's and Lyreia's stylus pen! Even though they're quad, it still looks pretty natural to me and I think it's awesome. o3o
Also I am still in love with how you gave Dessy a pink DS even though I didn't specify what colour at first. He actually mentioned this when I showed it to him, it's kind of a running joke between us and that makes it even more perfect. And I will forever be speechless with how you turned my "we like Pokemon and stuff" into something this fitting! Totally like us to just be sitting around discussing our teams. ;u; .. come to think of it, we actually did that today when we met up LOL. Even more fitting. xD
Thank you also for making the changes I asked about! That Absol though, he is my perfect bby and I'm so grateful that you included him. I think that little chibi style you had going for him is perfect for that speech bubble, ohyes. ;v;
Man, I have so many feels for this, I'm sorry about how long this essay-comment turned out! I just want to make sure you know just how much I love this, and how glad I am that I was able to commission you! Best of wishes to your friend again, and thank you so, so much for this gorgeous piece of art! Stay awesome!