Video speed painting/time laps of me drawing this piece can be viewed here: [link]
This is a Binoubu (species I made up) calf
The 'Noubu are ungulates that appeared in dreams I had the fall of 2010. This is a pic of an adult that I've been working on, on and off, for over a year:
I am being very picky with the detailing because I want to draw them as accurately as my unconscious imagination showed them to me, so it's going to take a while to finish that one
They're magical creatures that have amethyst like crystals form from their skull and spine. In my first encounter, I was sitting on a hill, and a herd of them were migrating in the fields below. A friend whispered to me "Those are the Binoubu. I've never seen one in real life before! I thought they were extinct. It's said to be very good luck if one looks you in the eye."
Shortly after, I made eye contact with one. Haha apparently my unconscious think's I'm special or something
Anyway, the reminded me the most of a strange cross between Elk and Gemsbok/Oryx in anatomy, and some had bongo antelope ish markings. And they were purple!
The calves had huge eyes and wisps of long hair (I exaggerated the eyes in this piece a bit). They have really derpy squishy faces XD
They've become my sort of go-to for art inspiration. Feeling down? Draw a 'Noubu. Art block? 'Noubu. etc etc.Also, I don't feel like I should have to say this but you never know with people so... this is a closed species. Please don't make a character or anything out of one. They're pretty personal to me . Thanks