I love drawing fish men. This handsome devil is for a project I'm working on with my buddy Dave. The tendency when drawing fish men now is to begin to move towards what Guillermo Del Toro did with Abe Sapien. I mean it is hard not to. Abe is a great design. I immediately wanted to do something that moved the design away from that a bit and into something different. Ray Harryhausen the greatest of all monster makers said if you can draw the creature in repose and make it look believable then you've got a good monster. With that in mind, I moved the fish man into a seated pose, and saw that what I'm really going for is a more amphibian look. This totally had an effect on the overall design. Can't wait to do more on this.
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