Find the general shape
As usual, I start light, and keep in mind the characteristics I want to combine. I’m always asking myself questions. What does this creature eat? How big is this creature? What is its general attitude? Is it male or female? Addressing these areas can help direct your design.
I begin with the Col-Erase pencil by blocking in the general structure of the creature, working from light to dark. A spiny tailed lizard, a secretary bird and a tapir form the basis of my creature