Way Back Wednesday
While his original design left a lot to be desired, his personality and cunning really drew me in.
A horrible tyrant, he caused much suffering to those he ruled over. However, he wasn’t just a totally mindless brute. When he was defeated by the Pannas (magical shapeshifting birds) he was left without the power of the Flashstone. He knew he could not defeat the Pannas without his amulet, he simply waits them out. He waits for the leader of the Pannas to grow old and weak then captures him and forces Pluma, the granddaughter of the leader, to find him his amulet.
In my redesign I originally started sketching a more anthropomorphic octopus, but decided against it. I then switched over to making him a giant octopus with a more rigid body. His tentacles would be packed with muscle, and his mantle would have ridges of dense cartilage to give him some advantages on land.
Also I decided that it would be cooler if the Flashstone had grown into his forehead and connected with is brain.
Hardly intimidating, the raptorians mostly just confused me as to the design choices that were made. Why combine a dog and a chicken?
Anyways, I attempted something a little more raptor-like for them. Of course I was quickly reminded that I am terrible at dinosaur anatomy… Quite honestly I’m not satisfied with this redesign and might make another attempt later.
Also, Way Back Wednesday will now be part of my blog. I have made a page for it, and will occasionally post either redesigns of old MLP character, or redraws of my old MLP art.