I have always found it interesting drawing creatures from random shapes and forms especially looking at clouds or water droplet formations, i tend to spot interesting shapes and before i know it ill have a crazy idea in mind! Taking this into account i started messing around with shapes in Alchemy and seeing what i could discover, i have also found that listening to a good selection of music can also greatly influence your thought processes and inspire you in ways you hadn't thought before - I'm currently listening to the Skyrim Elder Scrolls sound track while i work as i find the tracks help me envision whats actually happening in the piece...
After a few attempts in Alchemy i found a shape i was interested in developing further, i exported it to Photoshop so i could then begin experimenting with the form...
|Original Alchemy Design.|
I had the shapes appear randomly as a drew, forming the obscure shapes however i could see the foundations for a type of serpent creature. Once exported i then selected a colour palette of complementary soft blues and yellows. Below i have faded the creature slightly so you can see the original inspirational shapes below...
|Looking to the sun (not finished).|
I then began to rough out an idea for the back drop, as the creature developed i started to imagine a legendary creature of the heavens that has only been talked of in stories and the ancient bibles - a protector of the skies... Anyway this is why i have kept similar soft colour tones in the skies.
I plan to make the wings appear more in the form of a bats wings with a transparent appearance - which i haven't tried before so it'l be a learning curve (will discuss with you later). I also intend to add suggestions of other creatures like this one in the distance creating the image of a small group of these creatures watching over the skies.
This piece isnt yet complete however i havent updated you with digital work for a few days now and thought you'd like to see what I've been doing with myself! I will update more stages and talk through them as it nears completion.
Thanks for reading and ill keep you updated!