It’s the first week of May, and we’re well into Spring – and this week’s article has some pieces that are surely springing into action.

Our first piece may be small, but it’s certainly thrilling. Let’s get right into it:

7. Small Saga

Jerome Jacinto kicks off this week’s list with a fearsome picture that’s also full of bravery. We’ve got a small, brave mouse weilding what looks like a pocket knife against a threatening house cat. I wonder if the cat messed with three blind mice? It’s a sharp, dynamic piece that hangs on the tension of a fight yet-to-come.

6. Jurrel Wingin’ It

Coming in at number six is this pretty cool piece by Zephra. Orange and blue are always a great combination, but the darker shades used here look really good. Her fur colors manage to also stand out from the darker cool colors of the background as well. They almost look heavy with blues and oranges, creating a nice link between it and the main character.

5. Unleashed Rage

Now this is a piece that’ll make you go “Whoa!” I know I did when it popped up over on FurAffinity. It’s not only the bright colors that do it, but also that nice, powerful pose. There’s also lots of neat visual effects, such as the shining light effects that draws the eye from the outside of the piece straight to the power pose of the werewolf.

There’s no other way to put it – this piece is simply too cool.

4. Aurora Flight

Fying its way into number three is this breathtaking view of the auroras as rendered by Danielle English. Yes, aurora borealis, at this time of day, at this time of year, in this part of the list, localized entirely within this article, and you can see it. And what a sight it is! The magical blues and greens really plays well with the design of the furred creature, and the crystal-like wing adds even more magic to the piece.

Don’t fly away just yet – we’ve still got the honorable mentions to check out:

Quite a musical selection of top three picks, right? Now, onto the top three, starting with:

3. The Smuggler

Dan Syron kicks off the top three with this busy digital painting set in an interesting futuristic world. Well-done paintings are always great to look at, especially when there’s lots of impressive color and detail worked in. Seriously, check out the red panda and how there’s a since of shine to her clothes, folds in her jeans, and that intrigued expression on her face. Couple that with a background once again full of some nice elements, and you’ve got a nice start to the top three.

2. Nuibella

Speaking of awesome paintings, we’ve got this stunning and alluring piece by Momobeda. They definately prove that they can make their anthros look nice and furry with the way they rendered not just the shoulders and upper chest, but hair too. That fur on the shoulders also lends itself to a rugged, feral look, something fitting for a character clutching the skull of some unfortunate creature. And then you have a reminder of how you can keep it PG but still keep it sensual with the fury on her chest.

Finally, the facial expression is simply wicked, and makes the piece very enjoyable.

As viciously delicious as this character is, there can only be one top piece, and this week it’s:

1. Winged Swing

Coming in at number one is this free-spirited, amazig piece by Kyander. The Russian artist does it again with another breathtaking piece full of light, color, and energy. I love the warmth and colors of the piece, and the blues up against the varying shades of white are brilliant. There’s a lot of emotion to the piece as well, from the face, to her hands, and feet. The flowers on the swing are a nice touch, giving this piece a nice touch of nature and spring.

Congratulations and well-done Kyander, your piece is the #1 pick for this week!

And that brings the first 2021 week of May to an end. I think it was a pretty good week – but what about you? Do you agree with the list – or would you have ordered things differently? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you all next week!