Southern Crowned Drake

Posted Jul 31, 2006, 3:39:29 AM
One day, I was feeling moon-ridden, but I didn't have anything in particular I wanted to draw. So I just decided to play Dragon Building, which is the game I played way back when I very first began doing art seriously. I'd decide to draw a dragon, but nothing specific about it, and just let it put itself together from whatever bits and pieces took form in my mind. I wouldn't preset its colours, its features, anything. From beginning to end, I just let it randomly assemble itself.

This is what I got this time. To me it has a very strong South American/jungle-beast kind of feel, so its original title was Southern Dragon. Eventually I decided that it was called a crowned drake, though, and changed the title to include that because really there's probably lots of southern dragons. This is to be distinguished from a monarch dragon, which is also sometimes called a crowned dragon. Not the same beast though. This is a big mess of mechanical pencil, cheap-o Bic-o ink outlining, watercolour pencil, a bit of Prismacolour, a few touches with a gold foiling pen, and a teeny bit of Photoshop touchery.

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  • Jul 30, 2006
    That is soooo aweosme ^_^
    I like the colours and vicious look of him :3
  • Jul 30, 2006
    Very cool! I love all the colors, and the fancy head-spikes X3
  • Jul 31, 2006
    wow i can never draw animals or creature of any kind..well exept werewolves or vampires..lol...
    cool choise of colouring..this dragon must be pretty strong...
    ;p
  • Jul 31, 2006
    wow! pretty sweet
  • Jul 31, 2006
    FANTASTIC COLORWORK!
  • Jul 31, 2006
    Wow, he looks awesome.
    I love the details and the colours.
    And just generally thats a great head for a dragon.
    Your making me want to do something rainbow. And I've only don't that once and it came out pretty but light Blink
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! ;)
  • Jul 31, 2006
    I like especially the colors. Smile
    Favorite
  • Jul 31, 2006
    Ooh, what pretty colors. ^^ Nice job.
  • Aug 1, 2006
    Wow, that's quite a rare breed of coloring I see for a dragon ^_^ But I deffinately love it. It sure brings it into focus more with all the vibrancy going on there. I like too that you chose to do blue for most of his main body, it brings the rainbow colored wings out alot more. I'm also liking the Black/red flame-like Marking it has on its upper arm and throat. This a heck of alot better job than I can do when I draw a dragon (IF I could draw one lol)But it's quite beautiful indeed,and deffinately being put into my favorites. I really don't see anything wrong with it. ^_^. Great work.
  • Aug 2, 2006
    I like the design and the colors 8)
    Very nice job ^^