Concept sketch and quick overpaint for Jon Schindehette`s weekly sketching competition. This week the direction was to create a version of the classic fantasy critter, the cockatrice, after 4000 years of evolution.
In my version the cockatrice became a domesticated animal, sort of like a parrot. It is the favourite pet of the interdimensional cargo ship pilots, because they are really clever and can catch all the rats on the ship.
Jon is a senior art director of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast and he is making an awesome blog, what you definitely have to check out HERE.