Project made for Animal Anatomy class at SCAD, which the goal was to create a creature family and a illustration of them interacting.
My creature was inspired on the myth of the nemean lion. After some research, I discovered that there was some lion's ancestors on the greek soil during the glacial age. With those informations, I decided to make a flying lion, with a winter coat, that could live in the highest mountains and hunt all the other animals, even the birds.
My idea since the beginning was being able to draw a believable feline, so I invest good part of my time practicing gesture drawing.
HERE you can find all the sketches I made on the preliminar stages of the concept.
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