Saturday, 19 November 2016

WIP #3 "Sapphire Phoenix" zeitgeist

Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Mythical phoenix bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'.

Completed: Front view

Currently: Drawing right-side view

Thoughts: I used to get really wrapped up in creating designs that were "100% original" (i.e. zero references used). It's taken me a long time to understand & accept the fact that nothing can truly be unique; every creative is influenced by the people & world around them.

Pinterest is a favourite place of mine to get fresh design ideas & it was where I discovered Miracle Nikki, an anime app that's super popular in the Far East for its stunning fashion designs. Google it & get inspired!

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