I wanted to do something that wasn't mammal-based or looked like a dragon, so fish-bird it was.
The comorax lives on tropical shores. It nests in trees and feeds on underwater algae. When inside water it uses flying motions with the wings to propel itself, like a penguin. Since it can fly of both in the skies and under water it escapes predators by changing environment. It is not a very common pet as it requires both an aquarium and plenty of space to fly. On the picture you can see a brightly coloured male. The females are bigger and have darker blue and brown colours.
Scientists still debate whether it's covered in scales or feathers....
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I really like the design, it’s odd, interesting to look at and something that is really unique- it’s so different from everything else you see out there anymore. Bravo! I especially like the way you added some texture with the scale/feathers and I like that the colors aren’t solid, but change as needed.
The choice to stay away from mammal based and dragon based creatures was a good idea. Both are great categories, but they are something that would be expected from a contest like this.
(I would kind of like to be in the room when the scientists discuss this creature, I bet that would be quite entertaining.)
It’s really hard for me to find something to really critique about this, conceptually it’s a great design, your lines are neat and your coloring is pretty solid. You’ve got yourself something great here.
The bit of advice that does come to mind is to add a bit darker shading here and there, just to give it a little more dimension and perhaps add a few more smaller lines throughout the image for a little added texture.
Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
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It was great fun to design this creature. You are absolutely right about the shading I'll keep that in mind next time!
This illustration makes for a good embodiment of the word
Ah! Looks friendly, yet highly unwise or impractical to approach without putting one's life in jeopardy. The duality of where it lives is a fun tidbit and one of the best parts of creating some fantastic beasts.Totally can see scientists argue about the scales or feathers tidbit. Must be a wonderful sight for a Photographer to shoot.
Nice lines too, variety in width and flows with the anatomy. Seems intended to have been left out[Due to the white stoke] but a shadow or background element like in Ostricheetah could be implemented as well for a scene that could couple with the story in the description. Also like the trivia of their being different in appearance regarding gender. An optional suggestion is perhaps coloring the line-art for extra color harmony.
I quite like the coloring on this. The few select colors combined with some smooth colors and a subtle texture is a great aspect of the piece.
Also like the trivia of their being different in appearance regarding gender.
Thanks for playing! Your tag is Whimsy for photoshopoholic.
I know I'm really lazy at backgrounds, but you are right at even a small thing like the dust on the Ostricheeta adds a bit of presence to a piece like this.
Thank you (: