Dalia and her Ostrich

My brother has spent a lot of quarantine writing a post-apocalyptic novel, and I've enjoyed getting glimpses into the world he's creating. I really liked the description of his character Daliah Lockley, a professor of ornithology, and while the ostrich probably won't make it into the story, I'm hoping her eccentric style will.

Initial Sketch

I made the saddle a mix of a camel's saddle and a horse's saddle. There is such a thing as ostrich riding, but they don't seem to use any saddle or gear. However, I think Professor Lockley would like to ride in style.

Final Full Color Drawing

I don't do a lot of intensive character design, but it was fun to try some of that again with this drawing.