No progress on the film yet, but I've modified the design of the fox somewhat. There are now two versions I'm thinking about, thanks to Josh for suggesting the second. I like the look of both, even though I'm leaning more toward the second design, mainly because it is a bit less conventional than the traditional blue-glowing spirit. The fox is supposed to be an entirely otherworldly creature anyway. Please tell me what you think- the top drawings are more stylized, the bottom are what it would look like on a background.
The fox tail is supposed to have a smokey of billowing effect as it stays still. The white version would leave a sepia trail through the forest. I'll have to modify the design of the cave as well to fit with the new fox if I do go with the second version.
Also some tentative color schemes for Dot in various lighting situations. I still hope for my film to get to a colored stage by the end of the semester. Her design is also slightly different, as I'm trying to simplify everything for ease of animation and cleanup.