This has been my project for the week and it’s to a point where I can use some advice. I wanted to do a different style of dragon because I liked the dragon “Spirited Away” and wanted to do something along those lines. That dragon was more Asian like and sort of looked like a wolf with some bird elements in it.
So I wanted to try to do a dragon that was kind of a mix of a wolf, dragon and a bird with forward facing eyes. I felt the eyes being forward was better for vision and originally thought it would help with expression for the character. Another reason for the forward facing eyes was that this character had a human form at one point so was trying to preserve some of that in her at this point in the characters story – at least for the story I want to use this character in.
This is pretty much the rough cut with the majority of the work done to the head. The body, wings and teeth are stand in to get the per portions right, they will be replaced later on with a higher resolution object.
I went with round pupils for now because they were easier to do and hawks have round pupils so it might be accurate. I want to add mammalian teeth later on (incisors, canine and molars).
The face is supposed to look wolf/dog like but I wonder if the eyes are throwing it off or not because it doesn’t look quite right. Perhaps I should move the eyes more to the sides? Well at any rate looking for input.
The first 2 pictures are what I started with, the last ones are a few posts down.