Alistair Character Designs for the ANF graphic novel project.
His face is still far too tigerish, but the proportions of his body I’ll probably keep. His tail will be thicker, and he’ll get more reptile-carriage to go with that, but the basic concept’s staying the same. He got too tigerish, I think, because I only had tiger-references open, so he lost a lot of the ‘birdiness’ of the design I have in my sketchbook.
thanks to http://eyes-of-the-cat.tumblr.com/ for the wonderful big-cat refs. I’ve drawn jaguars and a ton of lions, but tigers are super-different!