Redesign of creature Zouwu from "Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them". This was also based in the chinese folklore which the creature from the film was based on.
Lives in humid places and they're very territorials. It's sort of cat like in its behaviour and their eggs are silvery and shiny so most people think it's a big pearl or precious stone.
They also have some wiskers under their fur wich tend to show when frightened and glow along the two long wiskers wich they move violently and menacingly.
I had to test how to render the skin and hair.
Final concept painted in grayscale and then added color.