Haha, there's definitely some good things starting to happen here, but it's still incredibly rough and undeveloped. I am beginning to really like the painterly approach to... painting, if something is wrong, you just paint out the problem. Lineart/comics way is different, when you render, it feels more like a coloring book (filling in the pretty lineart). Also, making a correction isn't as easy or quick (for me). However, it is very clean and pretty, but I struggle at that approach (which is really frustrating). I think it's a good idea to try a lot of different approaches, you might find something you like, or even parts of the process you like. Color is another story entirely. It is a tough subject, but I just tried to focus on warm/cool light (not color, light) and strong contrasting values to control the viewers eyes to looking at the head/mug area first (primary focus). So on and so on as I ramble on.
xD I think I just need to work on it more, myself; maybe I'll figure it out. If anything I learned a bunch on value from a charcoal class I had taken lass semester, so that'll help me a little. What you said about light instead of color, though, is interesting. I'll have to keep that in mind.
What program was it you said you use to do these in?
is real ... i feel good but .... mad and lonely sometimes ... but me too i love ... take with my company ... (my cats on the table sitting waiting for him I probably spent a spoon from time to time ...) a hot chocolate ...
Pretty simple actually, it was done with 2 different texture brushes, one from daarken's brush pack [link] (you can download them there) and one of photoshop's standard brushes that I modified. I blocked in the value and color, then took the texture brush and went around the form (attempting to follow the way I think fur would wrap around the body). Hope that wasn't too confusing.
If drawing is the issue, I wouldn't worry too much about how to render things like fur for now. (: I would suggest starting out learning some simple perspective drawing. That combined with learning some anatomy/figure drawing from Andrew Loomis or Bridgman books will make your drawings infinitely better. This might be a good place to start [link] if you're serious, you can sign up and go through some of the exercises in the Perspective 101 section. There's a ton of great resources out there, gotta find em and practice. (: