Weekend scraggle

Why is it the things that should be quick doodles end up becoming longer pictures. This is basically one giant doodle. Did most of it last weekend and have been refining it in small bits occasionally after work this week.

It’s technically still a wip though it’s near-done. I intended this to just be a color doodle to work out the feather-hair of the character on the left, as it’s a design I’ve been playing with through sketches on the train, but wasn’t sure it would translate well in a painting. I wanted to draw the right character since I really enjoyed drawing him last time (the one with the eye patch several posts down) and haven’t drawn him since, and I get the feeling these two relate to each other in some way.