This post will consist of few pictures of my drawing process and the captions for each animal I came up with and drew.
A breakdown of my drawing schedule: I drew the Mermaid Blood bottle first three weeks ago, followed by the Qilin in the second week. After that, I finished the other 9 drawings in 2 days (48 hours). Not the best working schedule, so I’m pretty grateful that my works turned out well, that I managed to finish on time and still had ample time to spare to print my works nicely!
So the only animal that I had the foresight to take progress pictures of was the Qilin (because it was the second drawing that I did). Here is the basic process that I used to draw:
I first started out with a very light sketch of the creature on brown paper. I made sure that the lines were very light (Other than the heads, because I needed to be sure of the details on the faces) and only delineated that shape that I wanted, because all the finer details would be added on later in pen.
I then started to outline the creature in black pen.
I added more and more detail, working my way down from the head.
The sketching was tedious as I tend to like alot of detail and wanted every scale and hair to be visible. I also played alot with the number of lines in the scales to give the illusion of depth and shadow.
Here are some other process drawings that I remembered to take during the 2 days of drawing.
The process drawing of the Basilisk
The final drawing of the Basilisk with a pen for scale.
Bottled creatures process photo
Here are my final pieces and the captions that are meant to go along with the images. The images and captions (as I mentioned in a previous post) are meant to be excerpts of a catalogue of a curiosity shop that deals solely in mythical creatures and items.
(Unfortunately, I am unable to post the name of the shop nor its whereabouts online. In-depth knowledge of the shop only available to a select few clientele.)
Pixie Dust: Dust that forms from the laughter of pixies. It evokes memories of youth and mischief.
Crystal Fox: A distant relative of the 9-tailed fox. Sneaky and witty, this nocturnal animal spends most of its time underground in dark caves. It has a tendency to hoard shiny things like crystals.
Qilin: A creature that is made up of a great number of creatures and is very in tune with its emotions as a result. It is normally docile and makes a great companion. However, the snake will attack when provoked. Be warned.
Assorted Creatures: A collection of creatures that represent the different facets of human emotion and values. Only comes as a set.
Basilisk: A small creature that is highly venomous and vicious. It petrifies anything that locks gazes with it.
Assorted Creatures 2: A collection of creatures that represents the different facets of human emotion and values. Strangely enough, this set seems to only consist of good emotions.
Mermaid Blood- Made from the blood of a volcano mermaid and distilled to its finest form, this liquid induces courage, bravery and ferocity to fight for your dreams.
Moon Tree: A tree that only bears fruit under the light of a blue moon. The moon rats that are born from the fruit possess infinite wisdom.
Chinese Dragon Pearl: Pearl from a Chinese dragon. It is said to bestow power and the wisdom of a thousand ages to its bearer. This pearl will help its wearer differentiate between good and bad and to always do what is right.
Sun Scales: Scales from a Sun Snake, immensely large reptilian creatures that live for eons. These snakes curl up into balls and give off intense amounts of light energy. This light-proof box contains a single snake scale. When consumed, this item grants inspiration.
Caged Leopard: When released, this creature will draw out its owner’s hidden potential and help him/her to succeed. Its horn is said to glow during this process.
Chinese Phoenix: A creature from Chinese myth that governs over the cycles of spiritual rebirth and renewal. Witnessing its flight is said to bring about great happiness in life.
love the drawings and texts that go along! read every single one of them haha great imagination lea!
Thanks Toby^ ^