Continuing the posting for Matt Hargenrader's future project, here is the Xorta.
This is by far one of the most insane creatures I have drawn for Matt. I kinda went a bit wild on this guy. He slithers through the canopy of jungles, and forests and then hangs waiting for prey. Once he spots them he falls upon them and attaches himself. His osprey like mouth and teeth burrow into the victims skin and he sucks vitals.
Pretty nasty really, and all from the mind of Matt Hargenrader. I just illustrated him.
Copyright Del Teigeler 2015. Licensed to Matt Hargenrader 2015.
I gave him a sucker like mouth with flanges around the edges of it, a flexible snout and wide staring eyes. He breaths through the air holes located along his upper back, and slithers through the trees with his snake like body.
His arms I made slightly elongated so that he could hang lower from them and his findger (if you can call them that) I made longer and more agile as well.
A lot of detail went into the stripes and the shadows here.
The tree branches I really worked on casting shadows on the lower half, and making the upper parts very complex with bark like a black cherry tree, chipped and rough.
Dont let him drop on you, always look up when wandering through the jungles.
Thanks for looking, comments always welcome.