Tumblr user threefeline created these beautiful things called ‘mothsteeds’. I really liked the overall design, so I doodled one as a practice to get the hang of Krita.
Except that the piece kept getting more elaborate as I went, and I failed to take into account the sheer frustration of experimenting with styles while learning a new program, so a ‘quick speedpaint’ ended up taking around 5 hours spread over the weekend.
Edited Feb 9th 2018 – Upped the contrast to bring the colors out better.
Older piece from 2013. Creature design paired with grayscale experimenting.