Hi guys! For a bit of fun I asked my younger brother to help me out with this challenge and he came up with the design below:
After talking it through we developed the idea of some kind of dragon/manta ray hybrid. We wanted something that looked threatening but still graceful, that had dragon-like qualities but that still looked like it lived underwater. I used a bunch of different reference material including pictures of dragons (including traditional chinese dragons) manta rays and other deep water fish like the angler fish. This is what I have so far:
I still have a bunch that I want to do with it including adding more detail to the wings and tidying it up but just to give you an idea of where I am headed!