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.
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:
~ Here is the colored version of this pencil: