I have designed and developed visual concept for the main antagonist, Yuri, in her dragon form. Yuri is the boss nightmare responsible for the havoc in the dreaming realm, and her primary form is that of a black dragon with a red pulse of light in her chest, and running up her throat. Another characteristic of this particular dragon is that there’s thick black smoke instead of skin between the wing’s structure. Side pose is finished with cut off wings for a better view of shoulder and higher back areas. Originally consisting of a multitude of nightmares forged into one being, the dragon can breathe black smoke to unleash nightmare minions.
The lesser nightmare design has been amended to better match the boss nightmare’s visual appearance and has been upgraded from the idea of a smoky wolf creature (I read somewhere that wolves are too often used anyway, so the design was in need of improvement anyway). The dragon will have sort of a black smoke breath instead of the traditional firebreath, and will be able to create lesser nightmares that will spawn from her smoke.
A light canine appearance has been kept (I still like wolves, so there), but it has a more scaly and original (in my opinion, that is) appearance than the previous designs, and so I am much more happy with it.
ADDITIONAL CREATURE CONCEPTS
I entertain the thought of using some form of deer animal for transportation and working purposes, much like a horse.
I also drew a quick doodle of some kind of airborne whale sort of creature with weird characteristics.
I am redesigning my characters to hopefully offer the characters a more animation friendly visual style. Am currently pondering his hairstyle. Am leaning towards a neater version of the ones to the right, but I am very biased.
Redesigned her visual appearance and style.
Have received varying feedback on which appearance suits people the most, but I seem to always return to top right.
Lighter, less vibrant hair than her big sister, Enya. Have yet to determine which hairstyle I prefer. And I’ve received the comment that she looks pregnant, so will def have to slim her up a little bit.
Estimated time spent on project this week: 22