I recently had the urge to try and design a dragon, but with more pterosaur influences. I ended up naming this creature the Shaledrake, and during the process experimented with a new rendering technique for illustrations, as well as trying out a few bird colurations to see what fit.
I'd only originally planned to have one illustration, but part of the thumbnail process I ended up really liking a second image and wanted to flesh that out too:
Below you can see some of the ideation process in terms of the actual character design, and naturally as a creature designer I wanted to take some time exploring the anatomy of these creatures:
But I also just opened up a small creature art outsourcing studio and we'd love your support there too. So please swing by and check out what my team and I have been making.