I've always wanted to make an crocodile. I loved what Jake Panian did with his Captain Snaps character design, https://www.instagram.com/p/B39pWjzhiI2/.
Using that as a base, I ended up building it out from there. FlippedNormals skin alpha kit was used for scales, super helpful and easy to work with. It was also fun to use Mari and build out the displacement maps needed.
Also, I feel like his body was inspired by Earl Sinclair from the Dinosaur tv show.