The CheetOwl, a close relative of the Gryphon:
Reptiles and birds are fun to mash-up!
Persian Owl Kitten:
Some sketches from my lunch break at work:
A juvenile TurtOwl stretches his wings for his first flight.
A baby TurtOwl waiting for dinner.
I'm getting back to the drawing board and loving every minute of it!!!
Here are some Creature sketches:
I've been following the muse lately. I have been enjoying drawing birds, particularly raptors; Peregrine Falcons, Harris Hawks, and the like.
Today I had a wild urge to look up reference photos of tree frogs. They have such interesting faces.
Later, I was looking at some of Bobby Chiu's incredible artwork. The guy is simply amazing! I started thinking of the tree frogs, and it seemed to me that their nose would be perfect for a beak. Next thing you know, I'm scribbling away, and having fun! I took the face of a tree frog, and added bits and pieces from a Peregrine Falcon. The result was a couple creatures with a decidedly 'baby-dragon'-esque look to them.
Thanks for the inspiration, Bobby!
btw, here is one of my all-time favorite pieces by Bobby Chiu: check it out!