The Manticore of the Matter Picture

also posted on my sketchblog:
http://bootlegsketch.blogspot.com/2008/05/id-be-lion-if-i-said-this-wasnt.html

Today's illustration is a monstrous steed for the subject of my previous post. He resembles his mythological namesake, but with some minor differences, and of course he's patterned after Battle Cat, Panthor, and my own fan character, War-Tiger. He is not to be confused with Montecore.

This one feels a little stiff and "blah" to me. But as longtime readers will note, I live my life by the phrase, "they can't all be winners." I'm happy with the color scheme though... I feel like I successfully emulated the bright and garish style of 80's action figures. Forward, to the nerdy bio!

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PROFILE: Armed with a poisonous sting, a deafening roar, and the power of flight, the fearsome MANTICORE serves HIGH PRIEST LEO as loyally as the High Priest serves the God-King of Infinita. Like Battle Cat, Manticore is a highly intelligent creature, fully capable of speech.

HISTORY: Upon achieving the rank of High Priest, Manticore was granted to Leo by the God-King of Infinita himself, as a servant and ally. Manticore is the head of his clan, and is widely known for his arrogant sense of pride as well as his steadfast sense of loyalty and duty.


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