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Sapphire Dragon - Reference

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Sapphire Dragon reference, done with coloured pencil 9th December 2008. Colours slightly modified on the PC (as the skanner already tried to eat the colours up anyway, might as well try make it a bit more vivid than the original paper-version).

This is a D&D style sapphire dragon, one of the neutral gem dragons species.

Sapphires are slender, or some say very thin, in build compared to other dragons. They are more dexterous as well, albeit less strong considering muscle-power than some other dragon type of their age.
Sapphire dragons could be considered anti-social as well as quite territorial - they rather live alone in solitude, rarely seeking out any of their own kind even, preferring their vast underground lairs in the Underdark or sometimes on the Elemental Plane of Earth. They do consider the evil denizens of their region as enemies, though, directly confronting them if they threaten the dragon's own grounds.
As masters of military strategy, they enjoy strategic games and favor discussions over tactics than any small talk - known to forgive intrusions, even, if the visitor offers a game of such type (of course letting the dragon lose is not too wise).
A sapphire dragon's scales do not change colour throughout its lifetime, but are rather one shade of twinkling blue; ranging from night-dark to light blue in hue. The scales reflect any source of light, creating many tiny scintillating glints on the walls of caverns.

(Later I might write a bit more about all the gem dragons I drew thus far, but right now I'm a bit impatient for that... I'm happy enough I finally finished this babe :p )

Comments always appreciated.

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This may be my favorite of all your "jewel" dragons! This is very detailed and so beautiful!
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Hi there Life, thank you very much! These gem dragons were immense fun to make back in the day.

Happy Easter to you. :)

~ Brass
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I really dunno what to say to this... I am speechless O_O
This is amazingly draw!
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Hey TNT! I know what to say - "thank you so much!" :)

~ Brass
Alpha27272's avatar
Wow... I really love that design ^^
This is fantastic
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Hi Alpha, your comment is fantastic! Have a nice day. :)

~ Brass
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This is truly incredible <3
Alpha27272 X-TNT I want y'all to see this
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Hah XD THANKS
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Thanks for the mention xD
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Thank you, Twelve! :) Glad you like it.

~ Brass
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Wow this is incredible I wish I could draw like that!
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Thanks so much Raven! Your drawings are good, too, there's a lot of potential to them! With practice and study you'll get far. Go for it I say!

~ Brass
Torvusil's avatar
Wow! What an impressive reference for this mighty Sapphire Dragon. I'll need to take a look at your gem dragon pieces.
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Thank you so much for the praise, Torvusil! I mentioned to someone else that I am looking forward to finishing this 'series'. I'll need to revisit the Monster Manual III for the official versions... :)

~ Brass
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Love this dragon, the dynamics and flow are fantstic!
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Thank you m'lady! Have a lovely evening!

~ Brass
Tank-Dragon's avatar
The different shades of blue are a visually pleasing haha
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I'm so glad you like this gem dragon, too!

~ Brass
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Thank you, RJ! You have a good day! Your comment's made mine better.

~ Brass
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Important to note here that my damn was supposed to be strechted like : DEEEEEAAAAAAAAAMN. (for more astonishment purposes lol)

Take care !
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