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

I can also be found on my music/personal blog, All Your Forgotten Songs, or on my Wysp page.
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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…

drumspeak asked
5) what is your favorite thing to draw?

Scaly, toothy things -which I guess isn’t much of a surprise, given that a good… mm, 50-70% of the blog is dragons or dinosaurs or dinosaur dragons. I got into the habit of drawing that sort of thing when I was really young, and I never quite got out of it.

Also disembodied eyes for some reason.

Artist Asks!

dollyriot:

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
Preview of my (actual) piece for the lessthanepicfanbook. Been messing with the sketch for awhile now, so I’m going ahead with inks.
Also: this is probably gonna be the last of this I post until the fanbook goes live, per the rules of the book.

Preview of my (actual) piece for the lessthanepicfanbook. Been messing with the sketch for awhile now, so I’m going ahead with inks.

Also: this is probably gonna be the last of this I post until the fanbook goes live, per the rules of the book.

No real explanation for this. I just wanted to try a dragon skull. (A combination of a muntjac and what I vaguely remember from doing my T. rex tattoo design)

No real explanation for this. I just wanted to try a dragon skull. (A combination of a muntjac and what I vaguely remember from doing my T. rex tattoo design)