While intimidating and enormous in size, this monster is actually quite docile. She lurks in the shadows of the dense forest she roams, watching over the travellers that enter it. Behave well, and she might keep the predators at bay, lead you to clean water, or show the way out. Wreak havoc upon the forest, and she will make sure you are never seen again. Legend has it that this monster was once a beautiful woman, who sought out the nature spirits to help her keep her village safe. Of course, this is only a story...
With all of the plushies in my gallery one would almost forget I also draw a lot
Recently I bought Clip Studio Paint as I just could not get the effects I wanted in my old Photoshop. This painting was my test to try out different tools, and while I still have a lot to learn, it felt really good! I love how natural the blending works
This was supposed to be a speed paint of sorts, but I got carried away. Monsters, you know? I love them. I have so many more I'd like to paint
About this specific monster: I imagine her to be around the size of a black bear, with large front paws and long claws on all four. The tail is like a rat's, but covered in long, thick fur (like a horse's tail hair). The neck is also covered in the same kind of fur, while the throat is more sparsely furred. I drew inspiration from unicorns and heraldic beasts. Despite her size, she is exceptionally quiet, rarely making sounds. The glow of the eyes depends on the intensity of the emotions the creature feels (more adrenalin = brighter glow).
I hope you like it!
Creature and art are © to me, Avanii
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