Dugle - strong and stubborn

Dugle - strong and stubborn - student project

Pronounced "Doogle"... A dog-like (terrier-like) character with a lot of soul...

Initially I thought of a more mythical creature, but opted for a comical entertainment-like quality instead (more of a terrier feel...) 

Here goes - very rough sketches - will update shortly...

Dugle - strong and stubborn - image 1 - student project

Dugle - strong and stubborn - image 2 - student project

So in a nutshell:

a very dog-like (dogged) personality - but with a gentle, human soul (he was a druid in a previous life)

life goals:  the pursuit of inner peace!  and dreams of flying (that would solve at least 90% of his problems).

strengths:  superior wisdom, knowledge and empathy

weaknesses:  too busy! chasing everything that flies (defies logic for a wise soul, but that is his weakness...)

history:  he is here to teach us some valuable lessons - "building foundations" for the future...

shape language:  elements of roundness overall (soulful eyes, roundish body) however his sharp features you cannot miss - his teeth, perpetually on display whether calming, angry or contemplative -  keeps you aware and on guard...

The shark tooth pendant does not help matters (don't ask...)

pointy ears are essential, though downward positioned  and less threatening, it is crucial that any flighty morsel is heard miles away...

It is ironic, this philosophical beast bears wisdom of peace, kindness and knowledge yet the slightest flighty motion infuriates him... so goes his internal struggle and character flaws... 

I'm having fun with this - will refine shortly...