I've been posting images from the development of Emperor Velo from Crash Nitro Kart for some time now and recalled that I came up with a concept as a class demonstration inspired by the character in 2002. This was painted with gouache which is the term for opaque watercolor. It was a line drawing first. I remember thinking this would make a good addition to the body of design work I was coming up with for the character since that's what I was doing at the time. I decided not to include it directly. Instead I used it as a basis for subsequent concepts for the character. And since it's October let's add the creature to the month's entries.