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This... Creature, I want to be a dragon, four legs, two wings. Though it's wings bend downwards, instead to act like a third pair of legs(Including a set of claws at the wing's 'elbow' to mimic the foot of a dragon.) and the webbing of it's wings trailing backwards, loosely to look like a ragged, cape.
The front pair of legs(Not the wing-legs, though.) appear limp, as if they were/are dragged like they have no functionality in them.
The actual skull shape of the dragon nearly round and... Almost worm-like except for the scales/plates, eyesockets, crystal horns, and mouth
It's horns looking jagged, like they're made of crystal. It has four empty eye sockets, emptied, like the man in the commission before this. The jaws of the dragon SLIGHTLY agape, though also sewn in place with a large crystal in it's mouth, the spikes of the crystal protruding out of it's face, around the sewn shut jaws.
It will have swords and daggers pierced through it's back.
Various wounds across it's body, large and sewn poorly around what would appear to be crystals, large and spiky shoved into the flesh. Though these gaping wounds also show ghostly, human hands (Which I personally think with a bit of a misty appearance would be suitable?)
And a human face stitched into some part of it's hide, I'm not picky where.
Darker lines trailed down from those emptied eye sockets. As if tears of blood stained the sides of his face.
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Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
I am a French artist and traveller, currently living in Australia after 2 years in the USA and 6 months in China.
I work mainly with traditional media (pencil, pen/brush and ink, watercolor and acrylics) and love illustrating Fantasy, Dark/Horror and Sci/Fi universes. The two other main areas of my work are portraits and travel sketches/landscapes.
I am open for commissions. See mourkhayn.deviantart.com/journ… for details
Current Residence: Australia
Favourite genre of music: Baroque, Jazz
Favourite style of art: Dark, Realistic, Semi-realistic
Favourite cartoon character: Freakazoid, Pinky and the Brain
Personal Quote: I am but the merest atom... of Infinity