Evolving my blind seer character.
First I came up with a sketch for the type of environment she might inhabit - something along the lines of a classic Greek temple. Having decided on that direction, I did some thumbnails, looking for interesting shapes.
I then jumped to her cane, exploring ideas for it.
Liking the lion, I thought it would be fun to come up with a mythological creature to serve as her deity or totem, thus the idea for the Leoptiofis, the lion cobra with the eyeball pattern on its hood, spitting poison into eyes to blind.
Animation for fun: