I did lots of body sketches and it took me a while to try and figure out what I wanted to do. I even did a maquette with biohazard trash-bag wings to try to figure out how the wings would go as they were folded in certain positions.
Of course because it wasn't painful enough trying to finish up my large styraco rendering in pointillism...I almost went for graphite...and then almost went for colored pencil...but I enjoyed doing the stego head so much that I decided to go for pointillism again...the board size is the same size as the styraco and I do have the entire body sketched out at but I need to work on the scenery. I like it so far and I'm glad I decided against the turtle and went with the octopus. I did do turtle drawings but it just looked a bit less fluid and forced...so far so good.