Revisit: The Greater Fugamus

In going back and looking through the content of The Morae River, I’ve been editing a few of the species here and there. The fugamus was one that I wanted to make a quadruped. I have other plans for bipedal species in Solturna but those will come later. Anyway, since The Morae River is one area in my work where I get to experiment, I thought I’d move into more digital work. Here is some process of how I completed this drawing:

Like most drawings I start, whether it be analogue or digital, I always start with a very basic sketch.

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Most of what I am doing is figuring out the pose and gesture of the subject. Because I had worked with the Fugamus before, I was already familiar with how it was going to look in its quadrupedal form. To be honest, I’m not much of a sketcher when it comes to this sort of thing – particularly The Morae River. This is probably due to the fact that every animal I include in this blog starts out like this:


As I am writing for each species, most of the visuals have been worked out in my head. When I then go to draw the species I usually know what it looks like. However, there are some species who are a little trickier to flesh out and I’ll be exploring those more soon. Here is the final pencil for this male greater fugamus:

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~ Here is the colored version of this pencil:

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7 Responses to Revisit: The Greater Fugamus

  1. Keenir says:

    looks good. (and thank you for the glimpse into your process)

    have nice days and be well.

    and remember: don’t rush. take your time, please.

  2. Spiralbound says:

    While I didn’t see anything wrong with the bipedal Fugamus, I also like the “Greater Fugamus Mark 2″. Now the old version looks like a peek into future Fugamus evolution! :-)

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  5. John A.M. says:

    I only just heard of “Morae River”, and I love what I’ve seen so far! I do kinda the same thing, i make drawings of creatures and planets that i see in my minds eye. I really like this guy, it’s inspired me to make a creature kinda like this, but with a larger tail and more narrow head, and other stuff. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • John,

      That’s awesome! I’m glad this little guy inspired you! :) Perhaps you could post a link to the creature when you finished with it :D I always enjoy seeing other people’s worlds!

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