Birds of prey and ungulates have heads evolutionarily designed to do completely opposite things. I eventually decided that the only way you can combine them gracefully is to stick closer to ungulate proportions. Then I forgot about drawing it up. A week later Brynn Metheney posted her awesome concept art for D&D's perytons and that turns out to be her solution for combining them gracefully.
At this point it's clear I'm never gonna use markers as well as Terryl Whitlatch, but eh, they're fun anyway, so I slapped some color on here. Skraa!
Okay, technically this isn't Inktobery so much as trying to integrate some of the stuff I was thinking about with portraits at 5 in the morning. But I figured I'd use it as another attempt to be less of a wuss about big chunky areas of black.
Riffing off of yesterday, this is an even better case of something from folklore existing.
Musashibo Benkei shows up in a lot of stories, prints and plays, a larger than life character with larger than life wants and deeds. The story goes that when he wanted a bell for his new monastery, he simply took one from nearby Onjo-ji, dragging three tons of bronze bell up Mt. Hiei by himself. Either he couldn't get it to actually ring or it made a sound a lot like "take me home," depending on which story you hear. Benkei decided he'd had it and threw it back down the mountain.
The bell's still in Onjo-ji, with scratches supposedly from the incident.
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