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tufty dragon

I just recently finished this drawing and I’m already hesitant submitting it. I think I’ve been suppressing my creativity for a long time. I used to love drawing random creatures until adoptables and species became really popular. People would attack each other for having similar designs, or names, or even using the same colors - I’ve seen it, and it became totally ridiculous. I was then afraid to use my imagination and stopped drawing as much as time went by. I’ve been feeling like something was missing in my work (or lack of it) and I realize I miss using my imagination outside of the limitations of just drawing my own characters, or doing fanart. I miss drawing creatures and not having to think about labeling everything, not searching far and wide to make sure I wasn’t accidentally drawing something similar to someone else, and be disappointed time and time again. 
I still worry about these things. I don’t know what is acceptable to do. But I had fun drawing this random furry dragon. I see others drawing random creatures and they inspire me to try to fire up my imagination again.

Drawn with Sharpies and white paint pen on watercolor paper. I didn’t have marker paper and you can probably tell the light green marker died halfway through shading. :/ oops

Art (c) :iconcottoncritter: 
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1080x879px 234.41 KB
iPad mini 2
Shutter Speed
1/280 second
Focal Length
3 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 26, 2018 12:29:54 PM -04:00
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glitterhell666's avatar
i found your work on twitter i'm in love!!!
this is so soft and pretty <3 i love your linework!
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Aww I'm so glad!! ;u; Thank you so much for your support! <3 
Empoh's avatar
How gorgeous! >v< I love how you drew the fur!
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I really love the lineart for this one with all the little dots, it really helps make this dragon look super fluffy and soft! Just a really lovely friend.

I've never been a part of the adoptables crowd, but I have heard about the drama that comes with it sometimes. Every creature design doesn't have to be an "OC" or specific species- I'm all for just having fun with art! (If species are your thing, that's fine, too) All art is influenced by something, whether it's conscious or not, so I'd say don't worry about it, and just draw what makes you happy!
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Aww thank you! turquoise heart bullet I love going through and adding the dots, I'm glad you like the look!~    

Thanks so much for your encouragement! I totally agree Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1] 
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they're so cute!!!
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