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Dragon - Tarasque

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By FoolishLittleMortal   |   
Published: August 16, 2007
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2nd one of the 'ignored dragon' drawings I'm doing. I've decided to go with pen again. ( can you tell I used 2 differest pens? ...I know, I'm horrible! I forgot to bring the pen I first used when I went to my other home. ^^; )

Anyway...

This is a Tarasque, some sort of French Dragon.
I know... It doesn't look much like the dragons we're all used to. Head of a lion, claws like a bear... But that's just what makes this kind of dragon interesting. :)
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KaijuGuy19's avatar
He looks awesome. :) The Tarasque is definitively a unique creature that it's a shame that it's not shown much.
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HufflePuffMelonDrawsHobbyist General Artist
That looks soooooo realistic!
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JaroNigthmareHobbyist Writer
One of the far to rare good pictures of a Tarasque. I have a book about dragons and this one is shown as one of the different possible dragons. I love it's design and you're one of the few to draw it in an excellent way. That's how I imagined it. This really helped me get on with my story. Thanks, keep it up :)
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Intense-looking beastie! I would not want to run into something like this...!
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Wow, I don't know why these dragons are neglected, I saw all of them in this bookbooks.google.com/books/about/H… . I didn't realize they were rare...
SolCannibal's avatar
Very nice rendition - it's good to see a take of the Tarasque that does not derive from the Corpus Christi replicas or its D&D grandchild.
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OMG, love it! Really accurate pic from what I've read in my research...
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XandorinHobbyist General Artist
That's an awesome Tarasque!

And yeah, they lived in rivers in France and terrorized small villages by eating animals and people who came too close to the river.

You should do a mushussu (if you haven't already done it).. Wait, never mind, I just looked it up and you have..
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Thanks. :)

lol yeah, I made a Mushussu too. :D
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well known as tarasque or faramine's beast this creatures have a lion s head a bull s body with 6 short bear s legs he is covered by a huge and spiked carapace and has a very long tails with a sting of scorpion.
it reprsents the paganism and was tame by saint marth (he was absolutly horrified by her woody crucify -_-')and be killing by the inhabitants of the tarascon without defendint himself.
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Actualy.
I profer dragons like this to those stupid "clisical" dragons or as I like to call them D&D dragons. If there were real dragons in the world it would be ones like this and not those miss proportioned flying aligators.
THIS IS A DRAGON.
And it is the best rendition of its species I have seen in a long time.
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Actually, the Tarasque is in D&D, too. Chromatic and Metallic dragons aren't the only ones in the game, so by all technicalities, your term is invalid.

Not that I expect you to stop using it or anything. I'm just pointing something out, as a D&D player.
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I know but a D&D Tarasque is a diferent creature to a real Tarasque.
D&D Tarasques look kindof like godzilla.

so my term is valid because I class D&D tarasques a seperate species.
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I think I prefer the strange and/or ignored dragons too. :)
I still like the classic ones, but you just see them everywhere and they're not really that interesting anymore. ^^;
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SheTheTDEHobbyist General Artist
Yeah its like:
"oh no a dragon!"
"not again!"
but with these ignored dragons every time you see one its worth a parade.
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FoolishLittleMortalHobbyist General Artist
thanks. :)
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MerenRaveHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous. Much Kudos. Actually you can find the story of the Tarasque and Saint Martha here. [link]
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FoolishLittleMortalHobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I've read the story somewhere before. :)
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MerenRaveHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I just recently heard of it in a book so was curious and had looked it up.
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MerenRaveHobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, just to add. Supposedly Saint Martha charmed it with song.
kingbobob's avatar
this is realy awsome :D your realy talented wish i could draw like you
Argema-Brassingtonei's avatar
My favorite kind of dragon!
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This beast was probably the inspiration for Bowser...
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