Alex Dean is a dragon character that has a lead role in our comic Alex and Cruz. I had to take a break from still life paintings. I thought Alex needed a redesign. I wanted to push my design as far as I can. I’m not finished. I am pretty descent at rendering, now I am focusing on the character and the story. I’ve been too focused on just the technical side of painting, I need to make sure I am focusing on the personality as well. He is a sapient dragon, that’s why his eyes are facing forward like a human’s. I’m not too sure on the hair. In the future there will also be a cheetah bust, and a gryphon bust.
About Alex. Alex the dragon is basically exaggerated version of me in the comics, while Cruz the cheetah,is basically my friend and cohort. We have strange conversations, that’s what the entire comic is about. Just having a dragon and a cheetah talking to each over is surreal in itself. I was wanting to switch our characters to humans but JD wanted us to continue to be animals. It give’s me a excuse to draw a dragon, so I’m fine with it.