The Whistling Winds

Fae-Dragon court of bird people? Why not!

Meet the Court of the Whistling Winds! They inhabit the mountains, and are the only court with majority flight-capable wings. Their concept is birds plus biblically accurate angeIs with eyes on their wings. They are the ‘older sibling’ court to the Glorious Cacophony. I imagine their dragon forms to be more griffon-like.

The fellow with the five bird heads is the Court Herald. I’m thinking of reducing the heads to three for ease of drawing. They have a ruff and three pairs of wings, all with a lot of eyes. Their chest is filled with holes that are inhabited by birds. The birds act as the herald’s scouts.


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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