My first attempt after talking to Zuke on the phone.
Wing detail. I only really drew one wing. There was no way with my childlike drawing skills that I would duplicate a mirrored image of a bird’s wing, so I left one side blank for some computer madness later.
Original Zuke concept/drawing. This is what I had to work with.
Zuke name draft. I redrew several times before being satisfied with this.
Top art draft 2. Drawn on a piece of scratch paper in pieces because I can’t do anything right the first time.
Top art draft 1. I wanted the top graphic to look all sharpied out and quickly drawn. Do you think I can draw my own skull from scratch? Heck no! I printed out a few line drawings of it and just traced it with the sharpie and left the remaining lines and ran with it. Looks like shit and that’s how I wanted it.
Finished Art/Final Product
Final tail draft. It took only three tries redrawing from scratch to get it right before the Zuke was happy with it.