I already had some clay at home, so I used it for this assignment. I even made a simple metal skeleton affixed to a wooden base with some screws, and it brought me back to my art college days. The lighting of the maquette is not spectacular, but I didn't have many light source options at my disposal, so I decided that would be okay for now.
Some kind of Bird / Dragon? This was so much fun. It helps a lot with the "I dont know what to draw" problem. In a playful way the drawing idea emerges organically.
I ended up with a star shaped warrior returning to his dark shack to eat. I wanted him to cast a strong cast shadow on the wall to create a forboding atmosphere. There should also be a strong separation between light and dark. I also included an image of the scene lit with even lighting The light source will be a small fire in the corner of the room.