the Chimera Picture

" Why are his pants not burning off"
-first inconvenient question from my favourite furvert...

so yash, a while back, fairly recently, the Manticore([link]) graced my gallery... and i really wanted to continure the idea of ,ythic battle-furs...
i first made the concept of anthropomorphic mythical beasts a long while back, and still have the character designs in my crappy old anime style... sometime later they were redesigned again as really cutesy beasts with a little attached setting story... BUT NOW here is the latest rendition... in angry gladiator form (alas, the new look of making these critters a little more ' plausible ' did away with the snake head on the end of the tail, though i tried to give it a draconic look overall...

am still rather proud at how fast i worked this one together, similar to the Manticore
and obviiously attempted to work in the same style of the pic, that dirty feel... but fire was a curious thing to work with.

oh, and there was a heavy amount of reference, i found the face of a lion and i used a picture of the HULK by another artist to get the ridiculous shoulders and muscle structure, though tweaked thepose slightly, now holding a sword...
Cheria Barnes Wallpaper
The Third Prince of Fire
the Chimera
Isle of the dead
The Guardsman of Fire