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The Golden Dragon (Updated) by InkRose98 The Golden Dragon (Updated) by InkRose98
The following contains spoilers for Dragon Queen: Scarlet Reign!

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So this is the design of Gerel's dragon form! Unlike Aelwen's design, Gerel's (and subsequently the designs of the Koana in general) are based on Eastern dragons. Thus, they have manes of hair where Aelwen has spines. They also have longer bodies and tails, branching horns, tendril-like eyebrows, and are also able to have tendril mustache things. You know what I'm talking about, most Asian dragons have them!

Anyway, some traits here are also representative of male dragons, such as chin spikes, more muscular bodies, and different eyebrows. I'll expand more on this later.

This took a ton of work, I've been slaving away at it for the past couple of days while binging Rick and Morty. I hope you enjoy!

EDIT: Made his body longer, added wing claws, thickened his snout and added a new nose.
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FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
nice
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brandonroberts435 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
nice dragon
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Irianna7 Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2017
I love it soooo much can't wait tell I get the Real book
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Rewrite98 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so funny. I JUST finished up that chapter and was blown away. Now having the visual part of this is still amazing!
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SparkleScribe02 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love this so much!
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Haerth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! I was waiting for Gerel's dragon form!
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DotsofLight Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student General Artist
He's AWESOME!!!!!
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StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OOoooo nice 
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Brianna330 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's amazing! I like how you differentiated the types of dragons depending on their original race as humans. This just makes me gush of all the designs you've come up with, and what more you have up your sleeve.

Do you think you could draw more types of dragons, like the feathered ones, or even the wingless ones?

(Yes, there are wingless dragons aside from the Eastern ones. I forgot what they were called, but they actually breathe poison instead of fire that can paralyze their preys) 
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repeatedecho Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
gerel looks so badass :3
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brandonroberts435 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
pretty dragon
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Albion93 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
I really dig the Eastern dragon influences, but he still looks like the same species as the other dragons we've seen. Just the right amount of differences and similarities.
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MustaseKittens Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
b e a u t i f u l    s o  n
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought that was him! Looks wonderful! I love all the details you put in! :)
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Indigo-Steel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So Koanan dragons look different? Fascinating! Does this mean we might see the likes of feathered Aztec dragons or serpent-like African dragons?
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Malzerwarth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student Artist
Truly Phenomenal!!!
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:iconawyeahplz:

I would recommend exaggerating the length of the body just a wee bit more though. I didn't really notice many of the Eastern vs. Western differences between his and Aelwen's builds until you pointed them out.

Still looks awesome though! I hope we'll get to see him transform in the book (I know the whole thing's available for reading, but I prefer listening to the audio chapters first. :) )
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You're right, I probably should. I was thinking that the older a Koanan dragon gets, the more the body is exaggerated. I'm actually going to make some videos on these little things related to my dragons soon ^_^
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Filmographer
YAS QUEEN YAS 

Also I whipped up some experimental sketches because dragon, so you can look and see if you like them. Though don't feel pressured to make any changes if you don't want to, of course; I just wanted to play around a bit. :)

Color of Canaan aka GEREL ANGST by NattiKay   Drgns by NattiKay
I will probably color at least the second one later...but not right now because I've procrastinated what I'm supposed to be doing right now long enough, so I guess I'd better go get to it. : P
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The reason I don't put the extra claw on their wings is mostly because I am using that design element uniquely for the wyverns. I do like them though, especially the way you use them :)
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I usually put them in because I treat the wings like a second pair of arms, each of the long bits being fingers, the extra claw being the thumb. It feels weird to draw those kind of wings without it. ^^"
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's a good point, I might just start adding them.
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Filmographer
You don't have to if you don't want to; it's not like it's a required part of dragon anatomy, haha. It's just how I'm accustomed to drawing it. :)
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh these are super cute <3
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LittleARTicWolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
OMG hr lookd so amazing
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DiBiasiosketch98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Auria he is bad ass!😍😍😍😍😍
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StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Oh hey look it's Lighting Bliss' D&D character!
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Sun-beeM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
So, I wanna share some constructiveness! The length of the neck is ever so slightly disproportionate to the body. While I know you can't fix anything now, for future reference know that the body should be a tad lower and larger. Other than that, I love the detail and Gerel's design overall. His scales and wings look great- especially the wings, they're amazing. Great job!
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Do you think he neck should be lengthened or shortened? Or could it be the head that is too large?
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Sun-beeM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
The size of the head matches the beck well, but implies that it's connected to a larger body than what's here. It is pretty subtle, though, as the more I look at the piece, the harder it is to notice.
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