rhombus

classydragon455  asked:

Hello! I was wandering: can you show me how you draw those beautiful claws from diffrent angles and stuff?? I been dying to know... :)

Im going to assume you mean deathclaws bc if not, @helmip has a far greater understanding of claws themselves and lil tutorials from a while back (and many things tbh, theyre great. as you well know lmao)
but i digress
seeing how any creature works in a 3D space helps immensely - I’ve had to take a huge amount of screenshots and videos, done a bunch of lil studies, etc. to the point where I no longer need to reference them, I know what features go where.
and of course, hyperanalyzing it for the sake of cosplay accuracy doesn’t go amiss either (the cosplay wasnt that accurate but the face scales are alright)

that being said, I’ve been drawing deathclaws wrong all this time bc I gave them a dip in their brow, when they’re actually a Fierce Rhombus 

Note how scale placement and skin folds work! The hard scales around the eyes sweep out from the front corner of the eye, and then curve upward around the cheek. There’s also another line of scales that follows the curve of the teeth. This is all actually a pretty signature thing that Jonah does on his reptilian critters, it’s present on the Skyrim dragons too.
Front view is very angular and straightforward; everything sweeps up and back. 

figuring out where hard and soft tissue goes also helps with expressiveness 
but the hardest part is THEY DONT HAVE LIPS. any mouth expression would have to move their entire teeth which is fine if you know what you’re doing re:stylization. Different angles help if you convert the entire head structure into a Large Block

and their body is just a regular ol Fantasy Lizard Dragon Thing with a big tail (I like to give my ‘claws an extra fat tail so they look well fed and happy)

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YOU GUYS… WE GOT A LAUNCH TRAILER… WITH NEW STUFF

So, we learn in Rhombus of Ruin that Sasha is a space nerd: he’s interested in extra-terrestrials and it’s implied that he may know about constellations.  So I had to draw him and Milla out stargazing and talking about all the possibilities of the universe humanity has yet to discover.

I might work on this more later, but for now it’s gonna stay like this.  Pencil and Copic multiliner.

i know it’s kind of implied that loboto lost his powers but consider this

what if he only lost access to his powers/psi skills

what if he gets redeemed in Psychonauts 2 and starts learning all this again and everyone is v supportive of him

Especially Oleander

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