Currently creating design of a flower type chimera for an illustration.
She should have a giant golden flowery mane and large tail, while also pure and guarding a portal/door/arch
First i started quickly some shapes, based on some plants i was familiar with or saw beforehand
The first one seemed like a more elegant idea, so i took it a bit further for more quick and loose iterations
The last one, i second raw is currently my fav one, i feel like the plant element reads well and she stayed elegant and majestic (I hope)
I wont share much sketches for the illustration, as they are VERY sketchy and unclear
but here is the one i picked to flesh out a bit.
Currently battling perspective and fixing some ideas for the space and bigger elements
As always, critiques are super welcome!