Hi, I'm Mani. This is a blog for the stuff I draw, among other things.

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A weird bit of Altaria art, based on two headcanons: 1) Dragon-types often (but not always) have physiological features similar to therapods (and sometimes archosaurs), and 2)  though Doduo and Dodrio can be caught in Ruby/Sapphire, they are not native to Hoenn, and were probably introduced as an invasive species sometime in the near past.
So, before Doduo were introduced to Hoenn, Altaria were bred as transport animals for both land and air (though this individual is more suited for land travel). Once League standards were introduced to Hoenn, however, this practice almost died out, since transport-specific Altaria did not fit neatly into either battle or contest breed standards. Recent changes to battle standards have allowed for a resurgence of this particular sub-breed, but they’re still rare outside of Hoenn.

A weird bit of Altaria art, based on two headcanons: 1) Dragon-types often (but not always) have physiological features similar to therapods (and sometimes archosaurs), and 2)  though Doduo and Dodrio can be caught in Ruby/Sapphire, they are not native to Hoenn, and were probably introduced as an invasive species sometime in the near past.

So, before Doduo were introduced to Hoenn, Altaria were bred as transport animals for both land and air (though this individual is more suited for land travel). Once League standards were introduced to Hoenn, however, this practice almost died out, since transport-specific Altaria did not fit neatly into either battle or contest breed standards. Recent changes to battle standards have allowed for a resurgence of this particular sub-breed, but they’re still rare outside of Hoenn.

So I drew a bunch of aliens.

Tried to stay away from “humans-with-skin-paint-and-random-head-bumps” as much as possible (though there are probably a few too many bipeds in here.) Most of the species here are friendly… except for the Yaoi Hands Grey and No-Face Knife Man. Those folks are dicks.

Sketch of a fishy alien. The weird finny/tendril things on the side of their face are used for nonverbal communication.

Sketch of a fishy alien. The weird finny/tendril things on the side of their face are used for nonverbal communication.

So Al announced a new album by the name of Sun Kings, and I got the itch to draw something to draw something kind of simple and iconographic.

Can’t decide which version I like better, so you get both.

What are cats?? We just don’t know
I feel like Antares would be kind of confused by cats (and most domesticated animals) upon meeting them for the first time. Like… the organic furbeast does not fear me? Why this

What are cats?? We just don’t know

I feel like Antares would be kind of confused by cats (and most domesticated animals) upon meeting them for the first time. Like… the organic furbeast does not fear me? Why this

Finished first pass at this dragon, who has changed a bit since I first drew them. With bonus attempt at lighting!
I keep meaning to do a lineup of all the dragons I have a solid design for, but I guess that’s not happening today.

Finished first pass at this dragon, who has changed a bit since I first drew them. With bonus attempt at lighting!

I keep meaning to do a lineup of all the dragons I have a solid design for, but I guess that’s not happening today.

perpetuallybefuddled
hbhbhbhbhbhlll this probably wasn’t what you were thinking of, but this what came to mind when I thought a bit more on “leviathan dragon.” Combo of manta rays, pinnipeds, and the teeniest bit of pug, for some reason. Mostly water-dwelling, but can propel self out of the water and fly low to waves for short periods of time. Can breathe air, but should ideally be underwater to breathe properly. The weird green orb thing is a false eye, used to communicate with others of its kind. Tusk-things can pick up on both electrical currents and echolocation signals.
In no way a final design, but I wanted to give it a try.

perpetuallybefuddled

hbhbhbhbhbhlll this probably wasn’t what you were thinking of, but this what came to mind when I thought a bit more on “leviathan dragon.” Combo of manta rays, pinnipeds, and the teeniest bit of pug, for some reason. Mostly water-dwelling, but can propel self out of the water and fly low to waves for short periods of time. Can breathe air, but should ideally be underwater to breathe properly. The weird green orb thing is a false eye, used to communicate with others of its kind. Tusk-things can pick up on both electrical currents and echolocation signals.

In no way a final design, but I wanted to give it a try.

perpetuallybefuddled said: Hey hey hey. What about leviathan dragons that can leap out of the water and glide and have long fins from their eyebrows to the tip of their tail…. omg i need to try and draw this

I can’t seem to nail down anything solid with that idea, unfortunately, but you’re welcome to try!

randomhorrors said: like a sting ray???

maaaaybe?? but less sea pancake, probably

Second pass at that one dragon from a day or two ago -looking less like something from Flight Rising, now. (Also it somehow got a bit more mammalian? weird)
I feel like I should go into the world this dragon (and a few others I’ve designed) occupies, but ehhh I’ve got a headache and basically none motivation. Maybe next time.

Second pass at that one dragon from a day or two ago -looking less like something from Flight Rising, now. (Also it somehow got a bit more mammalian? weird)

I feel like I should go into the world this dragon (and a few others I’ve designed) occupies, but ehhh I’ve got a headache and basically none motivation. Maybe next time.

First pass at a dragon design I’ve had rolling in my head for a bit. This species’ ancestors were aquatic, but at some point those ancestors took to the land and sky -while retaining their gills. Now, instead of helping the dragon to breathe underwater, the gills allow for the intake of air when breathing fire, making the fire hotter and more powerful.
Design still needs work. Poor fellow looks like a less thorny Ridgeback…

First pass at a dragon design I’ve had rolling in my head for a bit. This species’ ancestors were aquatic, but at some point those ancestors took to the land and sky -while retaining their gills. Now, instead of helping the dragon to breathe underwater, the gills allow for the intake of air when breathing fire, making the fire hotter and more powerful.

Design still needs work. Poor fellow looks like a less thorny Ridgeback…