A progression of attempts to design the vvagra, an Esteemed creature related to thylacines (first two pics and top of next); another Ostentator revamp; and stuff from a Steven Universe/Stablehand crossover AU.
When I was trying to design Ostentator!Pearl (you can tell which one that is by the head gem :p I was also trying to figure out a pose for Insulator!Garnet above that) I realised that damn, the default Ostentator should look more like that. It would portray the Esteem attribute a lot better that way. So I started revamping it to have more of this strangely-holy-looking look with features inscribed on it in “aureate-shine-flame”. As I did once before I drew all the other “main” MBs again to ensure it would be different from them.
Pearl was supposed to have a coat too of course but I never got around to designing it in this pic.
Hindi: a wonderful language where ‘tiger’ looks like Viagra
That horn at the end of the heraldic “tyger”‘s snout is simply insane.
How did I just overlook it before???
Hrm, I wonder if there’s any group of non-hoofed mammals that have horns on their noses…
(Also I kinda forgot that one of the big things about Stablehand was going to be bringing heraldic creatures to life, not only general fantasy creatures. I need to get back to that more…)