Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I'm not really sure what a kobold needs to look like.
I've done some research and discovered there are three types.
The first and traditional type is a pug faced big eared monkey kind with the thick broad arms of a gorilla. They are short in stature and have prehensile toes and fingers. Are swift of foot and tend to be hunched like an ape. They have thick leathery skin and dark fur in the tones of brown and blacks.
The second is more reptilian in look. The head of a dragon or gator that sits atop of a spindly little neck that is more like an ostrich neck in pose. They have long slack tails and a similar avaunt guard disposition. They have little body hair and more scales then should be normal on the thick leathery hide. they have longish toes which look like their longish fingers too. A pretty goofy looking creature IMO.
The third version is more thickly scaled and like the first version is swift of foot. They have thick medium tails which are stiff to off set the quick movements and direction changes. The body is scaled and ranges in color. Like the second cousin they have a lizard/gator/dragon type of head. I envision a raptor or dinosaur like look.
Since all three versions are pretty hard to nail down, any creator could take liberties with such a creature. Well have some hard thought out doodling. I went with the third version and it seemed the most natural looking. Less fantasy and a being that might actually exist.
I think that I've been doing so much future tech stuff that this piece really was a nice break from modern to the more fantasy world. I would love to see what happens next in this captured moment. Now back to the real world. This is to be a busy week for me. I can't wait to see what happens next.