Here is a project of character design from Kory Hubbell’s classes (conceptartworkshop.com).
For the story : this mythological creature is the guard of the forgotten grave stone who contains Tabithet’s mummy. Tabithet is the wife of Horus and she is represented as a scorpion. So, the guardian’s shape had to be inspired of insect.
Before producing this illustration, I made researches of character design.