Taking a break from the landscape pieces, as well as the observational studies, I took this opportunity to do a wholly imaginary concept piece. Admittedly, it's not wildly alien in its form, but it's definitely not a species that exists in reality.
I started out with a quick line sketch, and then began coloring in passes, using layers for different parts of the anatomy.
It still looks a bit muddy to me, and the colors still don't pop enough for me, nor is the composition very exciting. Anyhow, it was a fun departure from real life studies!