I was trying out some ideas, shapes, and proportions for Rohoc. In the past I’ve rendered him with an enlarged blade like claw on the final digit of his forelimbs. I decided to try a sort of praying-mantis/bird wing design for the forelimbs. It’s a much more sleek and clear design, but I don’t know that it’s particularly useful given its proportions.
The quadruped was just kind of messing around. Definitely not what I’m looking for, but kind of neat, so maybe I’ll do something else with it.
The tail of the top drawing started running into another drawing, which is why it’s bent so dramatically, (really what happened was that I was drawing the forelimb, but continued the drawing beyond it, and it eventually fell off the page and started encroaching on other drawings.) Though, I kind of like the squiggly gesture.
Rohoc’s theme is metal. I feel like the traditional/obvious design choice for a metal theme reflects properties specific to something like titanium, however, Rohoc is also associated with soft metals, so I decided to go with malleability as one of the themes behind his design. It fits his personality better anyway.