First of all, I'm glad you enjoy the Ritsuki--I've never drawn any furry/anthro-style stuff before, and I figured the hardcore furry fans might be miffed at me...
what they're called!
where do you learn to draw skeletons in that much detail?
From a picture of the bones of a human foot. (I assume you're talking about the foot.) It was close to cheating.
Your toes seem to do different things -- sometimes they're flat, and sometimes they're tall or curled.
In the bones picture, they're supposed to look flat, because in that picture the foot is positioned such that the heel would also be touching the ground (essentially, pointing the toes, only they're not pointed... x_X man, I suck at talking. Not arched. Like human feet at rest.) As for the other pictures, well, chalk it up to the fact that I've never drawn these before. The toes will probably keep the more curled look, because it's somehow easier and I think I like it better.
The toes look good on your picture. They look rounder than Ritsuki toes, so the contour line probably works better on them than they would on a Ritsuki's toes.
And, where the metatarsals meet phalanges, do they line up in a line, or in an arc?
Now that's a good question. I suppose I've drawn it both ways, haven't I? (Hey, don't blame me...they're still in production, technically...
) I'll probably stick to an arc. Or maybe I'll continue to draw it both ways and assume that you're the only one who cares anyhow. Nyah.
I've been looking through your comic (Bwah-ha-haaa!) too. Though I've enjoyed it so far, there's not a whole lot for me to comment on yet...however! I am most perplexed by the pronunciation of your name, as indicated on the most recent page. How do you palatalize a velar consonant? I've never heard of that. I can't even do it...but then, that's probably just because of English's lack of palatal stops. Or is that another way of writing the voiceless velar stop followed by the palatal glide? (When you write /k_j/ instead of /kj/, it makes me think it must be an allophone...?) Also, what does "apical" mean? I couldn't find it anywhere in my linguistics book. Obviously it exists and is important, which is why I want to know what it is...
... And actually, is there any way you could write the name in IPA? (maybe even make it a graphic if you have to?) I think that's big reason why I'm having trouble figuring out the pronunciation...I'm too used to IPA. Hee hee. This is your fault for piquing my curiosity!
Hey, look on the bright side--if nothing else, it has further encouraged me to read more of your comic...