A quickie to practice painting with more texture. I'm going to be using this as my concept for the next project in my Gaming class, which is to model and texture a creature.
Critter ecology info:
About the size of a small pony. Lives in large temperate deciduous forests of the main continent of Docerae and uses it's bony beak, claws, spurs, and bulk to bulldoze through undergrowth. Diet consists mainly of roots, tubers, edible plants found on the forest floor, and various types of mushrooms. Food is gathered using the snout, claws, and spurs.
Males are large and solitary, while females will remain in small family groups (2 - 5 individuals usually, counting young). A female can calve every 2 years. Despite their lizard-like appearance, they are mammalian and feed their young for a very short period on nutrient rich milk before the calves are able to forage for their own sustenance. Generally, adolescent males will leave the family groups at the age of 1 to begin fending for themselves. The alpha female of a harem group will oust any aggressive females (or be ousted by them) and new groups are formed.
They are territorial, but aggression rarely results in death or injury. Most squabbles are solved with body language and losing parties will move well out of range of their aggressors.
They are relatively few in number, living mainly in the forests of Memneshta with a small number residing further south into Duaris. Though attempts have been made by humans to domesticate the creatures, they do not do well under the duress that being a pack animal or riding animal entails and are uncharacteristically aggressive towards their would-be keepers. Despite this, there have been a few successful attempts (and the current owners of these tamed beasts tend to be extremely wealthy and powerful). They are very wary of people and will clear off should sight, sound, or smell of humans arise.
Wacom Intuos3, PSCS5, approx. 3 hours