Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hybrid sketches and ideas

Truthfully, Po's design and Wombats almost fit too perfectly together. Maybe because a wombat is more or less a mix between a bear and a gerbil.
The seahorse on the other hand I tried to think of how Nico does his dragons, which led me to focusing on spiky scales.

The first attempt at combining a wombat and a seahorse gave me a kind of teddy bear with armor. I kind of wanted to stick with the legs because of that lounging shot of the wombat in one of the tryout sketches that I love. So I bit the bullet and got rid of the legs to give him a seahorse tail. And finally I tried out giving him back his legs to float around while he swims in the water.
As a bonus I tried shading by having him find a magical orb of bright glowing light.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Next Assignment: artist's version of playing God

Gotta combine two animals and one art style into one final abomination.
Wombat and Seahorse in the style of Nico Marlet, the guy who worked on How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda, two of my favorite movie series.

My thoughts exactly little dragon...

Zodiac Final

Definitely room for improvement.