The Mycemal Horde

Hmmm how to design a court of fae-dragons based on decomposition? Add mushrooms and fungi! I wanted to up the inhumanness of my previous Mycemal Hoard designs. For the figure on the left, I removed their face and tore open their chest. Their face is a trypanophobia-causing series of worm holes now.

I also added elements of found and recycled objects into the designs. ¬†They’re pretty complicated to draw. Good thing I’m not doing a comic!


J. Shen or "Micey" is a Junior at Umich. She loves character design and telling stories and dabbles in making her own comics. Sketchbook Smashing is an attempt to chronicle her process in designing characters. From first concepts, hairstyle and outfit changes, or even complete shifts in design. She also hopes to map out how her own art style changes throughout the year. Her website is Her art Tumblr is

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