Fahad

Character Sheets for my quadruped creature Fahad. His has an arabic man’s name, that also means Lynx. There are elements of cat, dog, goat, deer and even bird in him. I really enjoyed going back to a paint brush, it really helped express something of the specific nature of this creature. At once ethereal, elemental and evanescent.

 

 

“A hint of dove-like and tiger-like

qualities shone in his dark eyes.”          

Paramahansa Yogananda

Caracal Cat

I knew I wanted my creature to have tufted ears, and I looked at the caracal cat. This graceful animal also became quite important in the demeanour I envisaged for the character.

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Since beginning the 4 legged run cycle I think I’ll look back at this animals movements as the animation I worked on today looks too dog-like, and then the character’s beard (see below) makes him seem rather too much like a terrier or a schnauzer.