These are some planning doodles I did for the Illusuro, an Ahnurthian race I have unfortunately ignored for much longer than I should have. After months of struggling with a hodgepodge of features that only seemed to vaguely fit, I finally figured out a design that feels just right for these guys! I’m hoping to draw a lot more Illusuro now that I feel comfortable with how they look.
The writing in the upper corner is just a note for myself for the inspiration for their appearance: barn and snowy owls, and a (REALLY ADORABLE) New Zealand parrot called the kakapo.
And to explain the little “gangnam style” scribble comment, I was brainstorming all of this while listening to Psy’s music. »; Drawing an Illusuro dancing was a fun demonstration for how their gliding membrane could stretch.