Some Concept sketches of General Lion Heart. For some reason I thought of giving him a cigar, that was quickly thrown out. I tired to make sure he looked old and a bit tired, like he’s been battle for decades. Luckily I settled on a design I liked by the time I did the final pic of sketches.
A little bit of Trivia, in early episode notes Lion Heart was originally a pony. Upon hearing the name Lion Heart I told Pierce Smoulder “This guy has to be a griffin, Lion Heart is the perfect name for a Griffin… This might be your only chance to have a griffin named Lion Heart.” Most of the crew members agreed with me so with a few changes he was made a Griffin.