At first I was looking at this in smallview, and apparently dA and my computer bork transparency so that it shows as BLACK in smallview, so it looked silly. But it turns out it wasn't you. ;'D In fullview it's lovely, and I don't mind the non-shaded tail and neck--it's very crisp, and I think it's a good effect.
I have neopets account, that's why I ask. I couldn't figure out what neopet she was. I guess I should have said that before, oops. Anyways, at first I thought she was aCybunny with the ears and all but then I notice the big giant tail behind her and that threw me through a loop. At one point I thought she was a Lupe, silly me. But now I see the Usul, she's really cute and I love the dress.
Yeah, I used to draw her with Usul ears but I just HATE Usul ears. They make absolutely no sense, and they don't look cute any time I draw them. XD So don't worry, I'm not expecting anyone to be able to recognize her with those ears.
The lines look straight AND gently curved: CONGRATULATIONS xD
But yes I love her legs. 8'D My only crits would beeee...to maybe rearrange or redraw her shoulder area? o3o Or like, just displace some of that fur to indicate where her shoulder connects to her side from that angle, since it looks a tiny bit awkward the way it is o3o But nothing major xD She looks great! /needstodrawmydudelyman
Saetine looks absolutely GORGEOUS~! I am especially a fan of her hair. Slicked back super-straight long ponytail for the win! I think it's an awesome idea to try each challenge before assigning it. That way it's almost like you're a contestant too!
The only thing that confuses me about this is her neck-ruff thing, but that might just be me... It kinda looks like it is all growing out of her collar bone. Maybe it's an Usul thing.
Haha, yeah, that was on purpose with the ruff, because I've always been annoyed with her ruff because I love drawing necks and collarbones, so I decided to make it kind of just sprout from under all that. XD Thank you!