I've been unhappy with Xeraki's design for a long while now, and I've been thinking for quite a while what I could do so that she fits me better.
Things I was unhappy with:
- Her hair. My hair does not stand up on its end like her's used to, and my hair is wavy instead of straight.
- Her anatomy. Her body was too long, tail too thick and too long, etc.
- Her coloration. The colors were too sharp, too cartoon-y.
I knew I wanted her to be a runner, as she is incapable of true flight. Being an elemental dragon, she has control over the wind and is able to use that to allow her the illusion of flight, but they are really just long jumps/gliding.
So I looked at pictures of greyhounds and cheetahs: [link]
's tip on coloration in [link]
gave me an idea for Xeraki.
And this was last night's result. I'm still not happy with her face, and I know her Metatarsus bones (the bones connecting to her feet) are too long (I didnt notice until later this morning, and I dont have time to fix it). However, I drew this late at night after not drawing for...well, months. (school has been killing me lol, no motivation left what-so-ever :c)
Anyway, I'm curious of your opinions? [link]