Random dragon on sketchbook paper with micron pens.
I’ve been pretty busy lately, so all I have from the past month is a a 15 minute or so sketchy doodle of some kind of dragon/serpent thing. I contemplated calling it a naga, but it has wings, so it’s probably just some nameless wierd thing.
Just regular pencil and micron pen
The other day I went to the store and got some nice deals on Strathmore sketchbooks. I decided to try them out with a nice mechanical pencil sketch. I scanned it and darkened the pencil and fixed some stray marks in Photoshop.
A little skull head monster with a broken horn and a bit of fur was all I could come up with. Basically he has fused bone plates for a face and eats souls for fun.
I don’t always draw people, but when I do, they look like faux-Wolverines.
My character Zanik in his human shape, which by his own admission, doesn’t look that human on closer inspection. He’s really a dragon (the same one from Fire and Ash) with three horns, which I tried to translate into hair, but it only ended up looking like more like Wolverine’s cut than I wanted. whoops.
His shape isn’t a simple glamour or spell, it’s a shapeshift which is based off his natural scale colors which are red, black, and grey (hence the overly grey color). I probably should have drawn him a little more angry or something – the raised eyebrow look isn’t working for him.
1 hour and 34 minutes in Oekaki
(Title shamelessly stolen from Los Campesino’s “Baby I Got the Death Rattle”)
One of my oldest characters, Zanik. He’s not interested in obligations, familial or otherwise, feels loyalty to very few dragons, and mostly sticks to himself. He’s nice if he deems you a friend, but rude to just about anyone else.
He used to be one of those catch-all OCs with crazy super powers and tragic back stories, but in recent years I’ve sorted out his personality and history so he’s a little more respectable. Sometimes I think about drawing a comic for him and his friends, but I’m lacking in the ‘draw anything consistently’ category.
Overall I’m pretty happy about how it turned out, especially his facial profile. He’s supposed to resemble a more reptilian, snake-ish dragon as opposed to some friendly Oriental style creature. The halo is not part of his design, but I thought it would look cool. He’s a dragon playing for the good side anyway. Even if he is a bit of a jerk, he’ll get around to doing the right thing eventually.
1 hr and 47 mins in Oekaki
Sketch of my demon golem character Scully.
His body is constructed like a golem’s with bits and pieces from various animals, notably a deer’s body and a bear’s pelt. His creator intented to summon a servile spirit but unfortunately a malicious and petty one was summoned by accident. Scully’s not particularly invested in taking over the world but he does his best to mess around and make his creator’s life more difficult out of spite because he doesn’t enjoy his patchwork body (he desperately wishes he had claws) or the physical plane for that matter. He’s also pretty chatty, like all vindictive monsters should be. :)
20 minutes in Oekaki.
I’m trying to iron out his design so I can draw it with consistency.