First of all, I'm going to have to admit that I took my inspiration for the monster's form from Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy). This would be Groot if Groot wasn't so damn adorable and if he was really pissed and also very glowy. Since I have a lot of spare time and no photoshop, I decided to attempt to make glowing orbs in paint.net, which worked out pretty ok. I'm trying to direct my drawing style into a more storybook/comic book direction, so let's see how that worked out.
I really need constructive criticism since I'm fairly new to coloring completely on the computer and haven't taken any art classes. If any of you have any tips on how to shade (or highlight) I'd be really grateful. I would also like to know how to make basic backgrounds and the like, since this plain black one is making me sad. I am unfortunately background-impaired. Sorry about that.