This was a mini project where I asked my friends to choose a rock/item from the picture at right, each item corresponding to a DnD class (i.e. archer, ranger). I then used their selected class to draw them as a fantasy character.
The colored characters were my first pass. The sketchy ones are redesigns that were pushed/stylized more and given more distinct personalities.
I challenged myself to design some creatures that felt like animals, but were distinctly different from any particular one. Most of my sketches ended up being weird animal hybrids, trying to incorporate each of their most unique features into a single creature. But I also had to research a fair amount to figure out exactly how and why these features were unique. I gave my favorite creatures names, personalities, and bios.
My take on starter Pokemon, except if all three were rabbits.
Pokemon "defusions", where the original is actually a fusion of two different Pokemon. My challenge was to design the two unfused Pokemon.