Here’s a piece I made for my good friend Tyler Rhodes. His long-term work Evolution! is a really cool multifaceted project that teaches kids (and adults) about animals’ evolution and environmental adaptations. Here’s another piece I did for him.
Basically, Tyler starts with a basic creature and the participants draw new ones ‘evolved’ from the original creature, choosing various adaptations along the way. For example, maybe this creature was nocturnal (huge eyes), and lived in a harsh desert environment (the endless spikes on every corner of its being).
Here’s how I envisioned the skeleton. It’s mostly like a dog with its digitigrade feet, based on how the feet looked in the original drawing. It had a lot of room for a big ribcage but very little room for hips, so… voila. Photoshop, 2015.