Well, since we’re officially Open to the Public, the Reboot Phase is technically over. For a brief, crazy moment I thought of continuing the numbering where it technically ought to be (considering that there was no break in drawing, only in presentation), but I discarded that thought, as it would only confuse new people.
Anyhoo, I wasn’t sure what to draw to mark this momentous occasion, so I blanked and tried to draw a Benthic Dragon (circa Day 2) without using any references aside from what I remembered of them (I was in Manhattan, my computer and sketchbooks were in Brooklyn):
After comparing this to its predecessors, I find that I like this one better in some ways- it definitely seems more… continuous; the tail fin on the previous version seems a little silly now, by comparison. The pectoral fins might be a bit too long, though, and I’m not sure about the eye.
It’s vaguely reminiscent of a coelacanth, which I kind of like. The scales and random osteoderms might not be necessary, as it doesn’t need them to protect itself (it’s a really big dragon),but I think that they add character.
On the whole, I am happy with this one. It’s a good way to start the Online portion of our program.