This the Night Queen from "The Magic Flute" story. I had to design the costume that would fit the character. The part of the challenge was to combine two fashioneras, my picks were Victorian and Ancient Greek, and come up with an interesting design.
"Go away snails! There is nothing to see around here!"
This one took me 3 afternoons to paint.. I know i'm not fast -.-''. there are much details that took me a long time, particularly the shell of the snails got me crazy xD. I tried hard to devellop a scene where all the creatures would look like they were part of it and not from elsewhere.
Hope you enjoy it!
P.s: Open for commissions Everything you need to know here [link]
********* edit: Thank you so much 3wyl for suggesting this piece and Thiefoworld for the DD I can't believe I have got one! Thank you very much!
Said to be one of the earliest genetic experiments alive today, the Bucbuclaw pre-dates Mortasheen city by at least several millenia and is rumored to have been created in the crude "laboratories" of some primitive, all-human civilization whose laughable parodies of science would have lead to a swift and violent collapse.
Fairy tales aside, these small, speedy hunters display a formidable mix of brutality and brainpower, maneuvering with ingenious strategy and toying with prey until they can identify and exploit some fatal vulnerability in a single, swift strike of their foot talons. Hermaphroditic and self fertilizing, the eggs of Bucbuclaw are injected into living hosts through a telescopic, bladed cloaca along with a noxious stew of filthy waste products. Developing chicks depend on sepsis to destroy the host from within, providing them with an adequate supply of festering carrion by the time they hatch.
A Bucbuclaw's brain is located in its chest, allowing even a decapitated specimen to survive indefinitely, slurping morsels of food into its neck cavity.
I HEARD YOU ALL LIKE "RAPTORS" SO I DREW YOU A POOPING CHICKEN
My take on the flying whales. Ok, basically when you feed your whale, it can fly. Now, about the weird glowing tatoos on their skin : No one knows how to speak Whale. So the Whale People use star dust paint to write whale words in order to communicate with those strange animals. The words usually speak a direction, a place, a pace, an altitude and an attitude. As long as the Whale People will keep feeding their Whales, their Whales shall listen to the words.
I'll develop the Whale People's story later~ Good night !
"Atlantis tatoos and journey scarfs" Yeah, I've probably been inspired