After discovering my four Chinese zodiacs (year, month, day, hour), I wanted to make a hybrid based on these four signs. I haven’t seen anyone who’s done it, yet. Anyway, I’m not 100% sure if this will be my final design. The feathers are really bothering me…
I originally intended for it to remain a sketch, which is why I used the following pic for reference: [link]
I really need to practice horse anatomy... How to make a zodiac hybrid of your own (or if you just want to find out what your four signs are):1.
Go to this site: [link]2.
Write your name and put in birthdate, timezone etc. (example: [link])3.
To find your longitude, go to this site: [link] (example: [link])4.
Click Compute, and only pay attention to the following rows: [link]5.
Looking at my example, you’ll see that my signs are:
- Year: Metal horse
- Month: Wood rooster
- Day: Earth tiger
- Hour: Fire dragon6.
Now that you know what your signs are, you need to know what each element’s colour is:
- Metal = white
- Water = black (yes… black
… not blue)
- Wood = green
- Fire = red
- Earth = brown7.
Now you’re able to start sketching ideas for your creature. Play around! The year and hour signs are the most important signs, but that doesn’t mean that you have to make them the most prominent ones. You’ll need to pay attention to the colours/elements. I have all but black to choose from as a dominant colour, but I can incorporate black stripes if I want to because of the tiger sign, so it all depends on the animals that you have. This is not a contest (not yet, at least). I’m just curious as to what you guys could come up with. :3Recap:
- Your mashup must consist of at least two signs (obviously).
- You can add whatever colours you want, but the dominant colour(s) must be at least one of your element colours.
- If you want, you could have the head be one sign, the upper body another sign etc., or you could just go wild.
If there’s something I need to clarify, then please tell me. If you’re not in the mood to draw, then tell me what your signs are.