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Way Back Wednesday

Squirk

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.

The Raptorians

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.

Part one of a huge wall painted all night at the xc skatepark with the lost souls and @_the_real_dill1 Amazing job by him @captainkris @si_mitchell and @spzero76 #streetart #skatepark #skate #dog #spraypaint #graffiti #art #illustration #illustrator #character #characterdesign #crown #paint #xcskatepark #london #lostsouls #squirk #squirlart

Rules:

Rule 1. Always post the rules

Rule 2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you has written and write 11 new ones

Rule 3. Tag 11 people and link them to your post

Rule 4. Let them know you’ve tagged them

Questions:


1. What was your favorite cartoon as a child?


Rugrats!


2. Are you good at gardening?


Lol no.


3. What superpower would you like to have?


Magneto’s ability to manipulate magnetic fields.


4. Could you go a day without your phone/computer?


I could but I wouldn’t want to.


5. What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

I hate Starbucks. But if I had to choose probably the caramel apple cider.


6. What’s your opinion on the letter C?


Uh. It’s alright?


7. Do you like pickles?


Love em.


8. What’s your all-time favorite movie?


Oh my god thats hard. The Dark Knight maybe?


9. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?


Too cold. You can always put more layers on but you can only take so many off.


10. Which game show would you go on if you had the chance?


Fear Factor hahaha


11. What is your happiest memory?


The day my niece was born :)


More questions:


1. What do you think happens when you die?


2. Are you religious?


3. If Bill Gates died and left you his entire fortune ($65 billion), what would you do?


4. You’ve got 3 wishes:

5. Do you want to have children?

6. Whats your favorite food/drink?

7. Do you play any instruments?

8. What would you look for in a significant other?

9. What are/were your grades like in school?

10. Favorite subject?

11. If you could accidentally bump into anyone in the world and have things go well where you become like, best friends or whatever, who would you meet?



People I’m tagging

squirk

phleps

uncover-thesebones

dudleydemented

gothaam-girl

fuckbullshit-imstoned

weedysex

the-dance-never-ends

kahluanights

ddisappearhere

thekrystleship

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Dig the weird pouchy face on this critter. By the book stirges have only animal intelligence. Their lives are simple: hunger, hunting, and feeding till slaked. They lurk "in very dark, tangled forests or in subterranean lairs. They lay in wait for warm-blooded creatures, swoop down, and when their long, sharp proboscis is attached, the blood of the victim is drawn through to be eaten….Bloated with blood, a stirge…will flap off to digest its repast."

But again, there’s that wizened, baggy face. If ever a face looked like it should speak some untranslatable language, a soft muttering of slurps and squirks and plurrs, it’s this face.

Stirge
David C. Sutherland III
Gary Gygax, text
Monster Manual

Of further interest: On the strix and the strigoi. My guess would be the stirge comes to D&D via Pliny or Jules Verne.