I did end up turning this creature into a full size illustration, since I picked up some new inking tools on Tuesday and this was the first opportunity I had to work on a piece since then. I’m fairly pleased with my results for the first time out. Of course I can instantly see things that need improving and where my line weights are heavy in the wrong places at times. Last night, though, I promised a scan on Twitter, so here we are. Funny how we regret things in the morning, eh?

Just kidding. Here’s a cheeky little in progress shot:


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  1. julieruin
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    ah I love this! So awesome and cute :D
    Where did the idea of this come from?

  2. cherry
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! Believe it or not I just wanted to draw a tree, a bird and a kraken and so the arboreal kraken was born!

  3. 3countylaugh
    Posted August 30, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Oddly enough an author friend of mine created D&D stats for such a beasty last year some time. Co-evolution is beautiful: 4th ed menace by Nathan Crowder

  4. Kristen
    Posted November 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    that is one of my favorite drawings that I have seen from you, I absolutely love it

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