"Of all the dragons, Bronze Dragons are perhaps the most sociable. They often go out of their way to help sea-goers stuck in a storm or rescue humans from dangerous waters. With the summer on it's way, the mated pair Emenoth and Kalasonthar look forward to enjoy some time on the sunny beaches. They often act as lifeguards and they've become quite popular with the local kids."
Done in CS3 in about 12 hours, with the summer on it's way, who isn't looking forward to sun and sea?
The perfect home for a red dragon would be...where else? In the smoldering, fiery depths of a volcano. The, for humans, lethal heat is little more then a pleasant toasty warmth for the dragon. One of the more interesting specimen is the Red Dragon Tholaxxius. The aggressive young male represents all the excitable traits of dragonkind: greed, rapaciousness, arrogance and vanity combined with a very short and fiery temper.
Finally an excuse for me to draw some lava and play around with glow effects and such, I liked how it turned out. Done in CS3 in about ten hours. Fullview for the best effect.
How exactly did men discover the secret of fire? When lightning struck a tree and he brought some home? Of course not. The Brass dragon Nymurh took pity on those poor unprotected creatures that humans were back then and lend her fiery breath to them until they figured out how to create it by themselves. One of the first gifts of dragons to mankind gave them the power to cook their meals, provide warmth and security and the power to burn their enemies. Fire is still the prime instrument of change, how well have we wielded it...
Done in CS3 in about 10 hours, don't you just love how smug the dragon looks in this one? Brass dragon design based on the D&D one.
Queen Elizabeth, who turned in to a Silver Dragon defends the city of London against the White Dragon Galenbjorn and his flight who are out to steal the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and add them to their hoard. It's a scene from a story I am currently writing. Fullview it for maxium effect.
Picture of the Tower Bridge courtesy of: [link] Design of the dragons belongs to WoTC
Blue dragons are the second most powerful of the classic chromatic dragons. They are physically distinguished by the single large horns protruding from their heads and also by their ears, which are rather large and frilled. The tail is thick and bumpy, like that of a caterpillar. The wings are more pronounced than most other species'. They smell like ozone or sand.
They are more likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to 'lesser' creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. They are infamous for tricking desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way to avoid nonexistent dust basins.
Blue dragons tend to be carnivorous though they will eat plants on occasion. While almost anything is potential food, a blue dragon prefers camels above all else. They are enemies of brass dragons.
Blue dragons are orderly creatures, and are unusual for chromatics in that they keep fairly well-ordered, hierarchical societies. ~Excerpt from the Draconomicon
It seems I am going through the whole color spectrum, I kinda like how the blue contrasts with his rocky surroundings. Done in CS3 in about twelve hours
Izmir is the fifth son of the late Moroccan king, Mohammed. While being the last in the line of succession, it didn't seem to bother Izmir much that he would never sit upon throne of Morocco, as it left him with enough time to pursue his own interest. Such as in interest in archeology. After his uncontroversial marriage with Salima, a common servant girl, he fell out of grace with the rest of the royal family. He and Salima had one son, Prince Khalid and for a while it appeared that Izmir had all he wanted.
His world shattered when Salima died tragically in an accident. After the death of his wife, Izmir became a bitter and resentful man and the end of his troubles were not in sight. When visiting an archeological dig he came in contact with a vial of Blue Dragon blood which promptly transformed him into one. After he saw his father and his four elder brothers being killed by a rampaging Red Dragon, Izmir became the new king of Morocco. Having mastered the ability to shift between his human and dragon form, the people of Morocco are blissfully unaware of the true draconic nature of their new king. But sometimes, on cloudless nights, when the urge becomes to great, the king and his son would fly out together....
Done in CS3 in about ten hours, I've used the Blue Dragon from D&D as a reference.
After defeating the forces of evil alongside his allies of the Roman Empire, the Senate has granted the red dragon Pyrothraxus (Or Rutilus as the Romans call him.) a triumphal march through the city of Rome.
The Roman triumph was a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome, held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander who had won great military successes, or originally and traditionally, one who had successfully completed a foreign war. In Republican tradition, only the Senate could grant a triumph. (Kinda like the X-box achievements of their time.)
On the day of his triumph, the general wore regalia that identified him as near-divine or near-kingly. He rode in a chariot through the streets of Rome in procession with his army and the spoils of his war. At Jupiter's temple he offered sacrifice and the tokens of his victory to the god. Thereafter he had the right to be described as vir triumphalis ("man of triumph", later known as triumphator) for the rest of his life.
Tradition would have it that the imperator had his face painted red and wore a golden wreath. He may have been accompanied in his chariot by a slave holding the wreath above his head and constantly reminding the commander of his mortality by whispering into his ear. The words that the slave is said to have used are not known, but suggestions include "Respice te, hominem te memento" ("Look behind you, remember you are only a man") Though for fairly obvious reasons, that's not the case here. His face is already pretty red and no slave would ever reach his head, let alone have the guts to say something like that to a Red Dragon.
This was done for a contest held by Characters belong to her, artwork belongs to me.
The Copper Dragon Ambrogino resides in the Italian region of Tuscany. A place known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich traditions and artistic legacy. When the little Copper isn't playing pranks on the local populace he enjoys a bottle of Chianti wine. It is said he tends to his own small vineyard and will share a bottle with anyone who can make him laugh or entertain him in some way.
It is the Copper Dragon from D&D, wanted to use a new coloring technique for this one. I rather like the way it turned out.
The blue dragon did not wait for him to gather his senses. With a thunderous roar he charged like a bull at Tholaxxius, the ground shaking in his wake. The two massive bodies slammed into each other with the force of a crashing freight train. The impact knocked all the air out of Tholaxxius' lungs and he was sent barreling across the square. In a snarling and growling tangle of scales and claws the two dragons rolled over each other. They smashed into an apartment building, the whole front wall of the five-story tall structure collapsed inwards and the two dragons disappeared into a cloud of dust and debris. Panic had seized hold of nearly everyone. People went haring off in every direction. The two massive beasts crashing into the city was enough to put everyone in complete shock and awe, Rabat in its entirety was in a state of disillusion and to many it all seemed like they just woke up to a nightmare. The heavy smoke burned the eyes of the witnesses outside. The terror in the voice of loved ones being lost in the rubble of the structure. Women screamed, men shouted, and children were separated from their parents in the chaos and wailed.
The red dragon Tholaxxius fights against the blue dragon, Izmir above the Moroccan city of Rabat. It's a scene from the Twin Fires, a story I am writing when I have some time on my hands. If you what to know how it's going to end you'll have to read the whole chapter here: [link]
Also, special thanks to for showing me how to do the awesome lighting effects.
Can you spot the real dragon? My Gold Dragon, Li Jeng, is partaking in a Chinese new year's parade. The people on the left are trying to touch her tail, since it's common belief that touching a Gold Dragon will bring good fortune for the next year. Good thing Li doesn't mind it that much.
It's sorta a remake of a much older image: [link] To celebrate my being here on DA for a year now. It's been great so far, a belated happy New Year to all of you.