Sketchbook Slayer

Sketchbook Slayer

My current art class is delving into designing characters with cartoon-like proportions, so I wanted to practice this with a cartoony dinosaur-slayer in my sketchbook. I think I made her calves a little too big here, but I wanted to convey strong legs since that fits her agile warrior archetype.

I wonder if there is an indirect anime influence here. I didn’t have an anime style specifically in mind when drawing her proportions, but given how Japanese and Western animation styles have cross-pollinated each other over the decades, it would not surprise me if the large gleaming eyes did channel something influenced by anime.

The defeated dinosaur isn’t from any particular species, but its brow horns were inspired by the tyrannosaurid Gorgosaurus libratus.

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