When drawing animals for the Platonic Solids series of .506 I have become progressively more of a perfectionist from one to the next, making sure they are as flawless as can be. No 1st image off of google. Sure maybe on a quick budget design, but when doing something with no budget, spare no expense.
Cumulate many references, sketch, study, sketch and study until you can do it without any photos at all. Ah, now we have something unique and stylized… You have to be able to see it and draw it from your head. I think I’m about at that point with the lion for the tetrahedron, but critiques are encouraged. Tear it up. It’s the only way we learn… (The final feline at this point is at the bottom of sketch2.)